Hiring Principal Engineer | Peoplebox

Principal Engineer


Date listed

3 weeks ago

Employment Type

Full time



About the role

Hi there! We at Peoplebox are searching for a top-notch Principal Engineer. You'll be one of the first in our engineering leadership, steering our tech journey. We enjoy a remote-friendly work setup, taking cues from companies like GitLab and Zapier.

Our current team is young, self-reliant, and bright. They're looking for leaders who can guide them in tech and personal growth. This role is all about ensuring top-notch engineering delivery, quality, and setting the tone for technical leadership and processes.

We hold user-centricity, speedy delivery, and high-quality craftsmanship close to our hearts. If this sounds like you, we can't wait to chat!


Engineering Delivery

  • Set clear timelines and deliverables to ensure feature delivery.
  • Scope out features and launch value-driven initiatives.
  • Think from a product perspective to build the right features.
  • Find new ways to reduce effort and speed up feature delivery.
  • Simplify and solve complex problems.

Technical Expertise

  • Design complex systems and make key tech and design decisions.
  • Lead detailed code and design reviews, always aiming for top-quality output.
  • Champion best practices in software engineering and keep improving our processes.
  • Mentor our bright engineers, encouraging continuous learning and growth.
  • Ensure tech decisions meet user needs and expectations.
  • Stay updated on tech trends to keep us ahead of the curve.
  • Smooth out deployments using Kubernetes, Docker, and ArgoCD.
  • Set up CI/CD pipelines for running tests before each release.
  • Establish strong QA processes.


  • 7+ years of software engineering experience, including leadership roles.
  • Skill in Ruby on Rails or Python is a plus, but not a must.
  • Hands-on experience in DevOps, Kubernetes, Docker, and setting up CI/CD pipelines.
  • Proven ability to design and implement complex systems.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to handle multiple projects.
  • Great leadership, communication, and decision-making skills.
  • Love for mentoring and guiding a team, fostering independent thinking and experimentation.
  • A product-focused approach, emphasizing user-centric design, speedy delivery, and quality craftsmanship.

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