Sr Principal API Software Engineer

CB Richard Ellis Dallas , TX 75201

Posted 2 months ago


CBRE is a world leader in commercial real estate management. One of our visions is to transform the company into a world-class business enabling technology organization with a focus on agile delivery.

To deliver this vision, we are looking to hire energetic and experienced Application Developers, who will grow with us to deliver a 'connected architecture' of systems and applications across lines of business and geographies.

As a Sr Principal Software Engineer, Digital and Technology, the primary responsibility will be to define, design and implement complex solutions for the enterprise. You will have an opportunity to play a key role in data engineering space using state of the art technologies. You will have ample opportunity to learn from our experienced engineers.


Lead experienced engineers to develop new features and enhancements to the CBRE API Management platform primarily in the Java programming language.

Participate in requirement gathering, sprint planning and design sessions

Build and execute unit and automation test suites.

Collaborate with scrum team members during daily standup

Actively engage in sprint reviews and retrospectives

Support, enhance and develop new features in the WSO2 API Management suite.

Utilize open source technologies such as Kafka, Docker, relational and no-sql databases, to build cloud based products

Employ Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery tools for optimal productivity

Monitor for, evaluate, resolve and make decisions and recommendations to remediate application production issues.

Performs the investigation and resolution of complex and critical data, system, and software issues in the production environment

Work with Product Managers and Scrum Master to estimate, design, and build efficient, long term business applications utilizing standards

Break down tasks, estimate detailed effort to complete, and execute on-time

Appropriately identify and raise blockers, issues, and risks to Scrum Master and team members.

Comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents.

Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.

Adhere to the Enterprise Reference Architecture while developing or enhancing a system/application

Adhere to security, compliance and best-practices guidelines


Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in a related field such as information systems, mathematics, or computer science or equivalent work experience. Requires technical and business knowledge in multiple disciplines/processes.

Typically has 10+ years of relevant work experience. Consideration given to equivalent combination of education and experience.

At least 7 years' experience in software development and maintenance.

At least 3 years in leadership roles across the range of software development.

Consideration given to equivalent combination of education and experience.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

6+ years of hands-on experience as a Java programmer with object-oriented analysis, design, and implementation expertise.
4+ years of working experience with the creation, consumption and management of API's.
2-4 years of hands on Experience with Linux operating systems; Cloud experience is a plus
2+ Years of Experience with Micro services Architecture and Docker Containers

Experience with integration development using REST APIs and message queuing / integration platforms such as Apache Kafka

Ability to complete tasks in a high-pressure environment

Experience with Team Foundation Server or Jenkins

Experience with Agile software development processes and the development life cycle

Knowledge of DevOps and Agile methodologies

Highly self-motivated with desire to learn and adapt

Excellent inter-personal and communication skills, both verbal and in writing


Excellent communication skills with ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to communicate status and development activities to team members and leadership

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Sr Principal API Software Engineer

CB Richard Ellis