Principal Engineer Job Description

Principal Engineer Job Description

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Principal engineer provides leadership in understanding of industry standards and specifications regarding conformance, codes, methods and performance related tests.

Principal Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Deploy the development artifacts to a staging area for release to production
Investigate new technologies and relevant open source platforms
Engage in DU level studies and cross DU studies
Develop Proof of Concepts of new technologies for demonstration purpose
Drive Technology Innovation together with Product Development Units
Support with Technology Expert competence both internally in customer dialogues
Estimate effort and schedule for projects undertaken and complete them on time, adhering to pre-determined specification and quality standards
Work closely with QA in functional testing and problem resolution
Strong OO design and programming principles
Strong desire to build great systems

Principal Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Principal Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CCNP, CCNA, JNCIP, DFSS, EASA, FAA, PMP, CISA, CISSP, CIH

Education for Principal Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the principal engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Technical, Science, Electrical Engineering, Design, Education, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Skills for Principal Engineer

Desired skills for principal engineer include:

Python
Routing
ANSI
Using industry recognised frameworks and development tooling
Switching
Related industry specifications and standards IEEE
Bridging
Related disciplines
Fiber
Ethernet and Transport technologies and protocols

Desired experience for principal engineer includes:

Demonstrated Value Engineering skills are a strong plus
Experience in REST API Design
Experience on developing large scale 3rd platform application is a plus
Solid technical understanding of distributed, scale out applications
Experience operating a non trivial system
BS in Computer Science or related technical field with MS

Principal Engineer Examples

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Principal Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of principal engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for principal engineer
  • Participate in developing test plans, including regression tests, for newly developed software or feature
  • Ensure new code, feature or software product meets performance goals and does not adversely impact the performance of existing subsystems
  • Researches, writes and edits documentation and technical requirements, including evaluation plans, confluence pages, white papers, presentations, test results, technical manuals, formal recommendations and reports
  • Flex to work hours and locations as necessary to achieve objectives
  • 10+ years software development experience building low latency, high scale commercial applications or services
  • Match existing and new technologies to market needs and opportunities
  • Oversee DFMEA and DVPR development activities
  • Protect confidential and intellectual property (prepare patent disclosures for example)
  • Defines requirements and executes/leads project aspects involving multiple stakeholders from technology investigation, system specification, test plan & execution, modeling & simulation, EMC, component selection, system packaging & thermal analysis, printed circuit board schematics & layout for programs involving multiple components and systems of high complexity
  • Manage and drive outside automation vendors to achieve project goals
Qualifications for principal engineer
  • Experience in working in highly motivated agile teams
  • 12+ years hands-on programming experience in C++/C#/WPF
  • Understanding and application of object oriented design, design patterns, complex data structures and algorithms
  • Experience with working on code enhancements within a large, complex software system
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies, such as Waterfall and/or Scrum
  • Successfully completed five or more commercial software development cycles
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Principal Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of principal engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for principal engineer
  • Demonstrate knowledge of system parameters to control, configure, and install various systems
  • Configure controls
  • Develops design strategies to achieve reliability targets in complex systems
  • Identifies, plans, and conducts medium- to large-size projects within engineering specialty requiring custom, risk-managed execution plans, investigations, and/or equipment
  • Designs and leads complex experiments, often with multiple variables, gathers data, and performs detailed analysis
  • Conceptualizes complete solutions
  • Applies systems engineering concepts to product development activities and establishes necessary process and documentation models needed to collaborate with development partners
  • Prepares written communication
  • Builds relationships with colleagues, customers, contractors, and vendors by establishing rapport, developing an understanding of others' needs, promoting common goals, and following through on commitments, offers assistance
  • Coaches junior engineers and shares know-how throughout the department
Qualifications for principal engineer
  • Professional experience with relevant programming languages
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in relevant field with 8 to 10 years of Engineering experience
  • Experience with computing network and server sizes based on expected transactions per second and the size of data to process and store
  • Working knowledge of web markup, including HTML4/5 and CSS3
  • Experience with designing networks and systems for processing IPTV client events
  • Must be able to write well documented Network and System designs
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Principal Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a principal engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for principal engineer
  • Test applications and control methods using simulation, emulation, field testing
  • Evaluate test data and generate test summaries
  • Develop new control strategies which provide state-of-the-art capabilities, assure intellectual property coverage
  • Evaluate field control issues and devise appropriate corrective action
  • Develop control strategies to facilitate packaged air conditioning unit operation in conjunction with the overall system components external to the controlled packaged air conditioning unit
  • Will report directly to engineering manager with dotted line responsibilities to project manager and technical lead
  • Proficient in written and oral presentation, in writing and presenting technical papers, in explaining technical concepts with depth tailored to the expected audience, in assisting in the generation of product/application documentation literature
  • Demonstrate Integrity - Adhere to the company’s code of conduct and business ethics standards
  • Be a good communicator, focus on customers, drive for results and think analytically
  • Developing design solutions for a wide range of civil / structural / geotechnical applications
Qualifications for principal engineer
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are vital
  • Work collaboratively with senior and more junior engineers and have strong influencing and leadership skills
  • High level of understanding of modern hardware/software tools and how these may be used to improve the development process
  • Work on complex issues where analysis situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors
  • Develop longer-range project plans and schedules to complete complex projects or new product development
  • Master’s Degree or PhD in Engineering is a plus
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Principal Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of principal engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for principal engineer
  • Managing the design process, ensuring technical compliance delivered to programme and budget
  • Providing forecasts and progress updates to the Engineering Manager and clients
  • Leading in the development and implementation of technical best practice and innovation
  • Responsible for product development/design
  • Provide clear technical direction to designers drafters and review complex 3D models
  • Initiates test lab data reduction and design of experiments
  • Assist in return compressor evaluation and disposition of parts
  • Provides technical support to purchasing
  • Provides technical support for the plant relative to assembly and test process
  • Provides manufacturing support to other entities within York
Qualifications for principal engineer
  • Expertise in of the following, large distributed software architecture, Machine learning, Neural networks, Artificial Intelligence, Next generation user interfaces, Machine Vision, Social networks
  • Mechanical design of bracketry
  • Proficiency in concept research and development
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of progressive, professional experience in software development/engineering
  • Experience developing optimized, multi-threaded and scalable server applications (Apache, Tomcat, Windows)
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Principal Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a principal engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for principal engineer
  • Be responsible for the development of any direct reports (where applicable)
  • Deliver a wide range of traffic engineering projects across the regional area and the other parts of the UK in accordance with current national/local standards, guidance and best practice
  • Deliver traffic engineering projects in accordance with ergonomic, economic and sustainable principles
  • Assessment and mitigation of risks associated with traffic engineering projects
  • Travel to site visits and customer meetings with overnight stays where appropriate
  • Be responsible for the project management of each allocated project including financial tracking to ensure projects are completed on time and to budget
  • Responsible for reporting any project issues to the consultancy manager at the earliest time
  • Be responsible for technical approval of traffic engineering schemes before delivery to customers
  • Preparation of technical reports and specifications
  • Preparation of consultancy/design quotations
Qualifications for principal engineer
  • Ability to convert complex software solutions into well-written technical design documents
  • Working knowledge of UML and software design patterns
  • Must have M.S degree, prefer Ph.D in Computer Science, Engineering or related area
  • Extensive experience with design and development cloud database or database transaction technology
  • Cloud data migration from private cloud to public cloud, from TP to AP, across service, across DC, etc
  • Cloud data replication across data center

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