Principal Software Engineer

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Principal Software Engineer

  • Bangalore, Karnataka, 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:

You as a successful candidate will join a leading-edge NASDAQ 100 technology company producing software used by millions of people every day.

Position Overview:

Citrix ADC (Application Delivery Controller) team is on a mission to provide the best application delivery experience for various application architectures including the ones deployed on a cloud-native infrastructure.

This position is responsible for contributing to several aspects of core ADC development as well as integration of the ADC with modern infrastructures including public clouds, Kubernetes/Openshift etc.

Roles Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with Architects, understand the gaps in product/solution, and leads the team in implementing those
  • Coordinates with SMEs of different teams in Citrix that are working on delivering the best solution to the customers in building an infrastructure for the modern applications architectures.
  • Design and implement Layer7 proxy and solutions based on the Layer7 proxy Kubernetes environment for data centers on-prem and cloud.
  • Design and implement highly scalable control plane in Kubernetes/OpenShift and in public clouds 

Basic Qualification

  • BS/MS in CS/EE or equivalent
  • 12 to 15 years of proven design and development skills in complex applications and systems software
  • Proficient in C, Python, and Go
  • Good Computer Science background – Architecture, Algorithms, Data structures. 
  • Broad system-level knowledge, preferably with Unix variant
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in OOPs and Multi-threaded programming
  • Hands-on experience with protocols such as HTTP/TCP/SSL, certificate management  etc
  • Hands-on experience in designing and implementing controllers in Kubernetes
  • Exposure to API gateway
  • Good understanding of Networking in Microservices environments like Kubernetes/Dockers. Exposure to Flannel/Calico/Weave will be good.
  • Good understanding of Service Mesh architecture like Istio.
  • Good understanding of Cloud technologies and hands-on development experience on AWS/Azure/GCP
  • Excellent debugging/troubleshooting skills both at the protocol level and systems level
  • Exposure to Agile Methodologies

Personal Attributes

  • Self-starter - highly motivated and able to work productively with minimal guidance
  • Capability to lead a small team in delivering the software progressively in short sprint cycles.
  • Strong team player with the ability to deal with stress
  • Should be able to prioritize tasks
  • Should have the ability to deliver high-quality software under aggressive release schedules
  • Should work collaboratively with other engineers, and be willing to take on any engineering tasks that contribute to progress towards the goals of the team and of the company.

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.

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