Principal Software Engineer

  • Full-time

Company Description

 insightsoftware is a leading provider of reporting, analytics, and performance management solutions. Over 30,000 organizations worldwide rely on us to support business needs in the areas of accounting, finance, operations, supply chain, tax, budgeting, planning, HR, and disclosure management. We enable the Office of the CFO to connect to and make sense of their data in real time so they can proactively drive greater financial intelligence across their organization. Our best-in-class solutions provide customers with increased productivity, visibility, accuracy, and compliance. Learn more at

Job Description

Job Description

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will work together with a team of skilled software engineers to develop, support and maintain our cloud-based Accounting Hub product. The successful candidate must have a passion for software development, deeply care about code quality, be committed to continuous improvement and have excellent communication abilities. A proven results-oriented person with a delivery focus and demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast-paced environment.

  • Exciting technical challenges: We work with large data volumes, distributed systems, streaming, modern technologies. Opportunities to learn new technologies and tools
  • We spend most of our coding time developing new features and making technical improvements rather than on support and maintenance
  • Expansion into Financial Services industry Product description


  • Learn the technology tools and frameworks used by the Engineering team at insightsoftware
  • Acquire functional knowledge of the software product we build
  • Analyse requirements from internal and external clients and translate into technical tasks
  • Actively participate in application design sessions
  • Conduct efficient code reviews and respect team coding standards
  • Participate in hands-on development of user stories and technical improvements
  • Work successfully as part of the wider team of engineers in two locations to build and deliver quality software on time and on budget
  • Improve software development process; collaborate with other internal teams. Learn and share best practices and approaches
  • Monitor technical debt, define plans to address it


Qualification and Experience

  • Academic degree in a STEM discipline. Familiar with algorithms and computer science concepts
  • 9+ years’ experience in Software developer role


Technical knowledge


    • Core Java
    • Spring Boot framework
    • Linux (Ubuntu, RedHat)
    • Experience in building distributed / scalable / reliable / Big data / high-performance systems
    • Ability to translate functional requirements into technical design
    • Strong understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle’s best-practices and processes
    • Curiosity about technology trends



  • Familiarity with real-time streaming systems
  • Familiarity with relational databases and SQL
  • Front end development: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Vue.js
  • Familiarity with public clouds such as AWS or Azure
  • Shell scripting

Non-technical skills

    • Organised and self-motivated, willing to learn
    • Knowledge of financial services, banking or accounting concepts is a plus
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present technical information and negotiate trade-offs with a variety of audiences
    • Readiness to contribute to discussions and steer the team to continuously improve, both technically (how the code is designed, or how the product is architected) and process-wise (how we interact as a team)

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

** At this time insightsoftware is not able to offer sponsorship to candidates who are not eligible to work in the country where the position is located. **

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