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:

We’re looking for a Principal Software Engineer with expertise and passion for solving difficult problems in distributed systems and build highly available services that operate on a massive scale. We are constantly learning and taking opportunities to grow our careers and ourselves. If this is you, then App Delivery Management Services has an opportunity for you to design and build new services and systems from the ground up. These are exciting times in our space - we are growing fast, still at an early stage, and working on ambitious new initiatives.

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will own driving the technical roadmap of products in the App Delivery Management group. You should be a distributed systems generalist, understand different architectures (monoliths, microservices), be able to architect broad systems interactions while being very hands-on, able to dive deep into any part of the stack and lower level system interactions. You value simplicity and scale, able to work comfortably in a collaborative, agile environment, and be excited to learn. You are the builder here. You will be part of a team of really smart, motivated, and diverse people and given the autonomy and support to do your best work.

  • Help in architecting and designing robust, flexible and scalable solutions
  • Partner with product and program management leadership to deliver the product features on time and with high quality.
  • Work closely with product management, professional services and support team and enable them to improve the customer experience
  • Drive technical solution development and provide direction to engineering teams
  • Collaborate with other product teams
  • Proactively identify and resolve risks and issues that may impact the team’s ability to execute.
  • Create clear career paths for team members and help them grow with regular and deep mentoring
  • Setup best practices for development and help the organization adopt and improve as we scale

Qualifications (include Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Related Work Experience)


Experience Required:

  • 12+ years of strong working expertise in developing in building software products.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or a related technical field. Master's Degree is Highly Preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and solve deep technical issues
  • Demonstrable knowledge of running Agile practice
  • Strong coding skills in C++ / python, with emphasis on writing modular code.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to technically own a product or a set of features
  • Must demonstrate an ability to technically own and negotiate cross-functional deliverables across the matrix organization.
  • Expertise in Kubernetes and micro-services
  • Good understanding of technology trends in the virtualization/cloud industry (AWS, Azure, GCP, ESXi, KVM etc.).  
  • Broad understanding of technology trends in the networking industry. Must be able to articulate and defend technical positions
  • High energy with a can-do attitude.
  • Interpersonal skills to get things done together in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be comfortable working in a distributed team environment across time zones
  • Outstanding attitude and energy.
  • Hard-working with a "whatever it takes" attitude.
  • Able to demonstrate effective teamwork both within the immediate team and across teams.
  • Excellent communication (written & spoken) skills.
  • Proven track record recruiting and retaining top engineering talent

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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