Sr. Principal Engineer

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Sr. Principal Engineer

  • Remote, United States
  • 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, as a premier cloud company, enables mobile workstyles. Citrix is rapidly developing and growing its portfolio of large-scale cloud applications across all product lines, including app/desktop virtualization, networking, and content teamwork.  We are pioneering new ways to connect people and information on-demand from anywhere in the world. With the rapid evolution of both the workplace and workforce, our aspiration is to create a seamless continuum between work and life so that our clients are free to work wherever, whenever, and however they choose. Our technology is built on the idea that everyone should be able to work from anywhere, at any time, and on any device.

The company has been able to prosper for so long because it has always put the customer first and has continually innovated bringing new products and capabilities to market. The present is no different than the past except the scale of the change that the company is going through now is orders of magnitude greater than in the past. We are executing a multiyear strategy to go from a provider of enterprise software to that of a company that provides cloud-based services to businesses of all scale. A company that delivers software on an annual basis to that of one that delivers software on an hourly basis. We are transitioning from a company that targeted a subset of the users within an enterprise to that of one which provides high-services to the majority of users within the enterprise.

Citrix is canvassing the world looking for a few senior-level software engineers to execute the vision that we have developed. These technical leaders would cut across departments and operate at a solution level ensuring that our products can be brought together to provide a seamless, highly extensible system.


  • Own the technical integrity of new cloud services and clearly articulate the strategy to enhance architectural runway, maintain quality and improve supportability.
  • Conceive, architect and prototype information analytics algorithms that will intelligently put forth highly relevant recommendations to the end-user that are contextually and locality aware
  • Ensure the security architecture and implementation of the system is industry-leading
  • This is not a PowerPoint position. We expect someone in this position to get their hands dirty, write code, blaze trails, innovate constantly
  • work closely with our key customer partners to realize the vision that has been developed by incrementally delivering services that enhance productivity, increase security and approved by the delightful user experience
  • Visionary - drive new technology awareness across entire engineering organization (~2K engineers)


  • 12-15 years of experience building complex enterprise scale software. (if you have no war stories, you have not developed enterprise software)
  • Recognized internally and externally as a subject matter expert in cloud software development and distributed systems
  • Must demonstrate strong analytical and strategic thinking. Must be able to show how they have used data to drive product decisions and how those decisions pave the way for future success
  • Must have developed and led multiple cloud services projects, hopefully some that are currently in production
  • Strong communication skills: willingness to initiate conversations across organizations in order to ensure that all parties are on the same plan
  • Strong presentation skills: comfortable presenting in front of hundreds of people at a technical conference or in front of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT)
  • Influencer - ability to “bring others along” because they respect your ideas, your integrity and your desire to win
  • Experience operating in an agile development environment as a member of a scrum team

At Citrix, we want employees to do what they do best, every day.  Be bold. Take risks. Imagine a better way to work. If this sounds like you then we’d love to talk!


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
  • Education assistance
  • 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.

At Citrix, our employees perform extraordinary acts of creativity and service every day. We provide benefits and rewards that meet the diverse needs of our employees by offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and equitable rewards opportunities for all employees. In the state of Colorado, the salary for this role generally ranges from $207,520 -$259,400 but may vary depending on your qualifications including job-related education, training, experience, licensure, and certification, that could result at a level outside of this range. Certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including annual bonus, sales incentives, and/or stock depending on the terms of the applicable plan and role as well as individual performance. Benefits may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Citrix and the country where you work. U.S. based employees are typically offered access to healthcare, life insurance and disability benefits, 401(k) plan and company match, employee stock purchase program (ESPP), and education assistance program, among others.

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.

By applying, you are giving Citrix consent to be considered for future openings of other roles of similar qualifications.

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