Principal Software Engineer

Washington, District of Columbia   |   Full Time

Chargebee provides a global subscription management platform that delivers fast time-to-value with exceptional service and support. Our mission is to empower businesses of all sizes to maximize their growth potential and revenue by adapting quickly and increasing customer loyalty.

The role of  Principal Software Engineer is essential to helping Chargebee achieve our mission by helping us build product capabilities that allow our customers to reduce friction as they rapidly grow.

What you will be doing:

  • Extending and expanding our backend architecture and writing awesome highly maintainable and scalable code 

  • Building robust test code, partnering with our product managers, to ensure  high quality deliverables

  • Help make decisions on the tech stack weighing various considerations including maintainability, current team expertise, scalability, security etc

  • Mentoring other team members and working within the team to realize our product goals

  • Provide input on SDLC best practices with a focus on building a world class software process,  team and product


  • Familiar with delivering high scale systems in highly controlled environments such as accounting or other compliance related applications.

  • Experience with cloud native applications and understanding how to build high scale systems.

  • Experience with a clustered or distributed environment dealing with high load processing under such an architecture

  • Must be well versed with agile environments and working with a distributed team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with NodeJS

  • Prior experience with AWS ECS, EC2 auto-scaling groups

  • Experience with Redis or other high scale document stores

  • Experience with relational warehouses, ideally with direct experience with MySQL, MemSQL or other similar databases

We are Globally Local

With a diverse team across four continents, and customers in over 60 countries, you get to work closely with a global perspective right from your own neighborhood.

We value Curiosity

We believe the next great idea might just be around the corner. Perhaps it’s that random thought you had ten minutes ago. We believe in creating an ecosystem that fosters a desire to seek out hard questions, and then figure out answers to them.

Customer! Customer! Customer!

Everything we do is driven towards enabling our customers’ growth. This means no matter what you do, you will always be adding real value to a real business problem. It’s a lot of responsibility, but also a lot of fun.

Want to know what it means to work for a company that genuinely cares about you? Check out just a few of the benefits we give our employees:

  • Unlimited PTO

  • First Friday of every month off

  • Annual 2 week sabbatical

  • 4% 401k Match

  • We pay for your medical, dental & vision premiums (on a $0 deductible plan)

Chargebee might be the opportunity you’re looking for

  • If you’re interested in how subscription businesses can get more efficient.
  • If you’re hungry to give and receive feedback, fully understanding that challenging perspectives are the only way that you can grow.
  • If you can bring empathy to problem solving.
If this sounds interesting but you’re not sure you'll tick all the boxes, apply anyway! There’s tons of room to grow at Chargebee.

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