Principal Developer

  • SolarWinds
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Dec 18, 2017
Design & UX Engineering Management / Project Management Marketing Product Software

Job Description


Are you an experienced software developer with a passion for building cutting edge software solutions? Do you love using the latest technology and working in a fast-paced, agile, and innovative environment? Are you a team player who loves to collaborate with others? Then SolarWinds could be the new rewarding challenge you are looking for.

SolarWinds is the leading global provider of complete IT management and Automation solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Our award-winning product suite includes the industry’s #1 RMM Service Automation Platform and has a proven track record of helping MSPs standardize and automate the setup and delivery of IT services in order to achieve true scalability. We believe that the MSPs who use our products everyday should be excited about them. That's why we put our users first in everything we do and strive to deliver powerful functionality while making their jobs easier.

We are looking for a Principal Developer to join the team in Ottawa, ON to work on new core UI frameworks and components to power the latest products and features developed by our global engineering teams.


As a Principal Developer, you will be responsible for:

  • Designing and implementing new platform solutions that will improve the product delivery of engineering teams throughout the world

  • Advocating industry best-practices in software design and continuous delivery.

  • Improving the testability of solutions to maintain high quality standards

  • Evaluating and recommending the best tools and development strategies for solving common and complex engineering problems

  • Building secure, scalable, distributed and fault-tolerant cloud-based systems

  • Mentoring other developers and sharing your knowledge and experience throughout the company

  • Participating in Agile planning sessions, retrospectives & stakeholder demos

  • Being self-driven, while helping the team meet sprint goals and overall project delivery milestones


Required Skills:

  • Experience with a major client-side UI framework (Angular, AngularJS, React, etc)

  • Experience with writing JavaScript unit tests (Jasmine, Mocha, Karma, etc)

  • Experience with writing client-side e2e tests (Protractor)

  • Good knowledge of JavaScript, CSS

  • API technologies (REST, GraphQL, etc)

  • Demonstrated proficiency in multiple areas of programming (e.g. web development, concurrency, design patterns, SOLID principles, etc)

  • Experience with good source control concepts and tools (Git or similar)

  • Ability to learn new products and programming languages quickly

  • Excellent problem solving skills; can triage and resolve critical tech issues without supervision

  • Should have excellent communications skills, a good attitude, and a friendly personality

Beneficial Skills:

  • Good knowledge of TypeScript, pre-processors such as LESS and SaSS

  • JavaScript package management experience (NPM, Yarn, Bower, etc)

  • NodeJS module experience

  • Experience with industry leading CI/CD practices and Jenkins build configuration management

  • Experience running large applications on one or more public clouds (preferably AWS)

  • Familiarity with Microservices and Serverless architectures


BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent.

7+ years of experience designing and developing commercial software


SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2017-10071

# Positions 1

Category (Candidate Search) Engineering

Position Type Permanent

Business Group SolarWinds MSP