Principal Applications Engineer

Location: San Francisco, CA

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  • Salary up to $160,000  

  • Comprehensive Benefit and Retirement Programs, flexible scheduling etc. 

  • This is direct hire role.

  • Opportunity is available due to expansion. 

This is an opportunity for you to lead the architecture and design of high impact projects that meet market needs with respect to functionality, performance, scalability, and reliability.  Design, estimate, document and deliver technology solutions while effectively working across team boundaries.Build prototypes and convince businesses and senior IT staff of the benefits of new technologies and solutions.

  • Demonstrate ability to identify, define, create, and apply new architectural design patterns and standards to extremely complex problems.

  • Engage and complete work assignments which are often self-initiated.

  • Performs business and technical requirements analysis and review.

  • Produces technical design documents and software requirement specifications that are consistent with the architectural constraints and software development processes and standards.

  • Proactively learns about and evaluates emerging technologies (reviewing technical journals, team sharing, mentors, vendors, peer groups, special training)

  • Must be able to perform under tight time frames and execute problem solving skills

  • Develops appropriate metrics to measure total system performance

  • Applies an understanding of the key vulnerabilities related to data transfer between intern/external system to maximize data security and integrity

Who Will Be a Great Fit?  

  • Understands and leverages best practices of technical / insurance industry

  • 7+ years of object-oriented development

  • 7+ years XML, XSL, Schema

  • 7+ years website development

  • 7+ years web service development

  • Solid understanding and application of web services, SOAs, AJAX

  • Solid design and build experience of reference implementations of components and interfaces with new technologies

  • Solid experience in designing for critical areas of security, performance, capacity and maintainability

  • Excellent design experience, including use of industry design patterns and best practices

  • Excellent understanding of software development lifecycle

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Quick learner undaunted by complex systems.Thrive in an environment of constant change.

  • Solid experience with data modeling tools and concepts