Principal Software Engineer

PRA Health Sciences San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 2 months ago

We are seeking a highly motivated and passionate self-starter for a Senior Engineer position within our Engineering team. Must have demonstrated programming experience and a strong work ethic to join our rapidly growing team. We are looking for a programmer who takes pride in developing outstanding software and is constantly looking to improve the quality of his/her work.

  • Develops, implements,and maintains systemsthat conformtoPRA's informationtechnologyprinciples,architecture,andstrategies

  • Participate in our product development from ideation to deployment and beyond.

  • Create groundbreaking new features for our users and customers, and for internal use.

  • Debugsproblems with information systemsusing avarietyofanalyticalskills,techniques,and resources

  • Followsdirectivesand standardsonprogrammingstyleanddocumentation

  • Providestraining, technicalsupport,anddocumentation of information systemstopeersand endusers

  • Routinely communicatesstatus (problems encountered,andtime remainingto complete) tothe team and stakeholders

  • Actas atechnicallead for aproject,providing guidanceontechnical issuesanddesign issuesand mentor junior teammembers.

  • Minimum 7+ years of experience as a software engineer/developer using Java, .Net/C#, Angular, AJAX, Messaging, Service Oriented Architecture and pub/sub patterns and practices and writing SQL.

  • Understanding of design patterns and practices and how to apply them in practical real-world situations for software development

  • Experience with abstraction, de-coupling and the separation of concerns in development

  • Solid understanding of SQL and data modeling for scalability and performance

  • Experience creating RESTful APIs and web services for integration with mobile apps and web sites

  • Commitment to writing quality code through Behavior Driven Development, Test Driven Development and the design first approach

  • Proficiency with source control tools

  • Experience with Agile development methodologies

  • Experience with an Agile-based work tracking system such as Atlassian Jira

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to communicate fluently in English (written and verbal)

  • Desire to learn new technology and use that knowledge in producing world-class apps

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or a related technical field preferred.

  • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.


  • Experience designing web-based user interfaces

  • Solid understanding of one or more NOSQL databases - MongoDB, CouchDB, Cassandra, etc.

  • Experience with Javascript frameworks

  • Experience with Ruby and rails a plus

  • Knowledge of AWS, iOS SDK, Android SDK

  • MS in computer science or equivalent preferred

PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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