Principal Software Engineer

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Principal Software Engineer

  • Bangalore, India
  • Full_time

Citrix builds the secure digital workspace technology that frees 400,000 customers to do their very best work from anywhere. By joining our award-winning workplace, you’ll be included in the globally diverse, collaborative team that values work-life balance. Come see why Fortune named us one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®. Let’s innovate and grow together!

What we're looking for:

Citrix Content Collaboration is building the next generation of cloud-based content for the digital workspace.

As an integral member of our engineering organization, you will be working on some of our most challenging problems, from fast-paced deployments to systems-level programming, all the while delighting customers with simple, intuitive, user experiences.

At Citrix, teams are more than just groups of people. They are communities where you are valued not only for your intelligence but also your camaraderie and ability to challenge the status quo. Your passion for collaboration, accountability, and ownership will be front-and-center. You will work with highly motivated teams that understand data is not just storage; it is access, security, sharing, and collaboration that make it valuable.

Does this sound like an opportunity that you'd be interested in? If so, we'd love to connect with you.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Design, architect, and build highly performant, highly available, reliable, distributed services to run at scale

  • Lead the decision-making process to implement solutions that adhere to sound design principles and repeatable processes, including but not limited to microservice architecture-based solutions

  • Interact with Product and other Engineering teams as necessary to address product requirements and contribute to the engineering roadmap

  • Foster team end-to-end ownership of cloud-based distributed application features including deployment, scaling, and monitoring

  • Demonstrate focus on continuous quality, deployment and delivery of services through emphasis on automation, and strong Engineering Systems

  • Articulate solutions to peers and technology leaders

  • Be a subject matter expert in Docker-based containerization, Kubernetes or other container schedulers

  • Provide a strong collaborative working relationship within and across teams

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires mastery level knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience. May have deep knowledge of project management

  • Requires a University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum 12 years of prior relevant experience; or Master’s degree with 8 years; or PhD with 5 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Cloud Native application architectural design of highly scalable distributed systems

  • REST API design and implementation

  • Experience designing and developing solutions within a microservice architecture

  • Experience using .NET framework, C# or equivalent programming languages and multi-threaded software development


Functional Area:

Software Development

What you’re looking for:

Everyone is welcome at Citrix. We prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, and a culture of belonging, and celebrate bringing our courageous, authentic selves to work. We believe this way of working helps us innovate, and it’s just one of the reasons why our employees continuously recognize Citrix as a great place to work.

Citrix helps make work more sustainable to benefit the planet, our business, and our communities. For more than 30 years, we have empowered individuals and organizations to work remotely or work from anywhere, reducing commuting emissions and energy consumption in the process. 

We are the #1 leader in Virtual Client Computing (VCC) and #2 in the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) space, and we have key partnerships with top cloud providers. We’ll give you the tools, learning opportunities, mentorship, and flexibility to achieve your goals. Come see why you belong at Citrix, with our culture supporting purposeful innovation and growth from within. 

The Benefits

We offer a competitive total rewards package* that includes:

  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Health and wellness benefits
  • Employee assistance program
  • Retirement benefits
  • Time off and absence programs
  • Professional development and mentorship opportunities
  • Paid volunteer time and charitable matching of employee donations
  • Employee resource groups
  • And more!

**Please note that benefits may vary based on location.

Citrix Systems, Inc. is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, religion, genetic carrier status, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, protected veteran status and other protected classifications.

Citrix uses applicant information consistent with the Citrix Recruitment Policy Notice at

Citrix welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the job application process, please contact us at (877) 924-8749 or email us at for assistance.

At this time, we are requiring personnel entering a Citrix office, traveling for business or attending a Citrix event to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you choose to remain unvaccinated based on a specific medical need or a sincerely held religious belief and need to access our offices, Citrix will work with you to provide you with reasonable accommodation where possible. Learn more about our COVID-19 policies.

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