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Principal Software Engineer Java, AWS

Oakland, CA, USA | SiriusXM

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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SiriusXM and Pandora have joined together to create the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S. Together, we are uniquely positioned to lead a new era of audio entertainment by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio experiences to millions of listeners -- in the car, at home and on the go. Our talent, content, technology and innovation continue to be at the forefront, and we want you to be a part of it!

Position Summary:

As a Principal Engineer on the CE software engineering team at SiriusXM you will be joining a group of engineers responsible for architecting, building and maintaining infrastructure and client applications across a number of consumer electronics areas. These clients serve millions of listeners daily on both the SiriusXM and Pandora streaming platforms.Some of the product areas the team supports include smart speakers and voice assistants (Chromecast, Alexa, Sonos, etc.), TVs (LG, Samsung, Sony, Hisense, etc. ) and set-top boxes (Roku, FireTV, Xbox, etc.) as well as applications developed by third-party partners.

You will work closely with Product Management and UX Design to implement innovative features and measure their impact. You're comfortable working in a distributed, fast paced environment and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

You have a collaborative attitude and love working with others to find elegant solutions to complex problems, always keeping the end user in mind. You have a solid foundation of Java and JavaScript development and are enthusiastic about learning new technologies and skills that help build services at scale.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Design and build software systems to support new and emerging CE products and technologies

• Work with product management to understand and implement product requirements and user stories

• Participate in agile ceremonies including scrums, sprint planning sessions and sprint reviews.

• Document all technical design, code, build and release procedures.

• Collaborate with Quality Engineering to ensure code coverage

• Troubleshoot client implementation problems as reported by listeners, the support team and other developers

• Upgrade and maintain client code as partner devices and platforms evolve

• Work with backend and infrastructure teams to implement new service features

• Work with operations teams to make sure our services are scalable, robust, reliable and fault-tolerant

• Represent the CE Engineering teams across the organization i.e., attending meetings to demo or help other teams integrate our clients.

• Work closely with other team members to incorporate best practices and own the delivery of CE apps and services

• Contribute to the overall development, maintenance and health of backend services as needed by CE clients

• Own the entire development lifecycle (design, develop, test and deploy) for specific client projects

• Present and communicate project work to teammates and other project stakeholders (product managers, analysts, etc.).

Supervisory Responsibilities:

• The candidate is an individual contributor hence no supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent, relevant experience.

• 10+ years of experience with strong JavaScript & Java experience.

• 3+ years of experience developing highly scalable and reliable software systems on AWS/GCP/Azure

• Experience working with agile / scrum development methodologies.

• Experience with well documented, well tested software or other systems of considerable technical complexity.

Requirements and General Skills:

• 1-2 years with advanced UI frameworks like React/Angular/Vue or Android/BrightScript ecosystem.

• Knowledge of industry-standard application architectures, design patterns and technology standards and best practices.

• Experience in designing and developing highly scalable, highly available and maintainable internet services.

• Good understanding of cloud-based applications and application deployment.

• Ability to learn and stay up to date on new technologies and trends.

• Excellent problem-solving skills.

• Experience working with 3rd party partners and driving collaborative projects to completion

• Ability to work with cross functional teams.

• Ability to work under tight deadlines and reliably deliver work of the highest standards on time.

• Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

• Ability to pay attention to details and be organized.

• Ability to project professionalism over the phone and in person.

• Commitment to "internal client" and customer service principles.

• Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects.

• Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multitask, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

• Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Technical Skills:

• Experience with consumer electronic device integrations

• Knowledge of service integration on voice assistants and their development platforms

• Extensive knowledge with cloud computing platforms, like AWS & GCP.

• Experience with CI/CD (Jenkins/Codeship/CircleCI)

• Akamai Live Streaming, CDN and Edge Computing platforms experience.

• Working knowledge of DynamoDB, SQL and NoSQL database solutions.

• Extensive knowledge with application development, preferably with expertise in Node.js, Spring Boot, Kotlin, Scala and Python.

• Understanding of multithreading, concurrency, design patterns and their impacts on application concurrency and scalability.

• Experience and understanding of the agile development process.

• Understanding of mobile, web, and consumer electronic devices and their use cases, especially voice & live streaming platforms.

Our goal at SiriusXM+Pandora is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM+Pandora is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice. 

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