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Principal Software Engineer

| Chicago

About Showpad

Showpad is the leading sales enablement platform for the modern seller. Showpad’s all-in-one platform empowers sales and marketing teams to engage buyers through industry-leading training and coaching software and innovative sales content and engagement solutions.

At Showpad, personalities and cultures connect across oceans to create something extraordinary. As a top 10 software company in the Inc. 5,000 Europe list, Showpad is changing the game when it comes to sales enablement. Our employees create the engagement and impact that drives our success as we expand globally.

In the morning, we’re drinking San Francisco cold brew coffee with a side of Portland doughnuts – English scones for afternoon tea, and in the evening we’re toasting success with Belgian tripel Westmalle to a Chicago house tune.

About the position

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will shape the future of the Showpad product by maintaining the core functionalities and API's of the Showpad platform. Rather than a monolithic environment, you will contribute to teams developing an ecosystem of services. Your decisions will not only have an impact on the way we build our product in a test-driven environment but also on the end-user experience of all our customers. You are a strong individual contributor who is committed to improving the technical craft of your colleagues and designing quality code from the start.

Key responsibilities as a Principal Software Engineer at Showpad

  • Design, analyze and execute architectural improvements
  • Work in a cross functional manner to help support efforts from multiple engineering teams
  • Conduct research and development by experimenting with and implementing the latest technologies in one of the most faced-paced areas in software engineering
  • Be a role model for all parts of the software engineering discipline, from design, development, validation and delivery
  • Function as a strong individual contributor while mentoring other engineers to deliver quality and reliable code
  • Serve as a strong technical counterpart for Engineering Leads in determining capabilities, priority and functionality of software
  • Have lots of fun with your passionate developer colleagues

Skills and Qualifications we are looking for

  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in writing software
  • Experience mentoring engineers at different stages of their careers in the craft of software engineering
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders and software teams simultaneously
  • Strong experience designing and implementing scalable architecture across teams
  • Strong understanding and experience in build tools like gulp/webpack
  • Experience in working with Python, Java, Scala or other back-end languages
  • Experience in using modern Javascript frameworks e.g: React/Angular
  • Strong experience of version control with Gitlab and/or Github
  • Experience with using CD/CI
  • Understanding of TDD, Unit tests and functional tests
  • Solid comprehension of HTTP/x and the full web technology stack
  • Understanding of asynchronous communication via queues (e.g. RabbitMQ)
  • The ability to learn new technology in a short amount of time and prototype new technologies, design patterns and architectures
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience in working with the cloud environment (AWS/GCP/AZURE)
  • Ability to share the knowledge with the team and mentor engineers at all levels
  • The desire to grow yourself, your team, the Showpad product and the company

What you can expect from Showpad

Focus on Impact and Growth

We are building the future in sales and marketing where every sales person is successful. As an international scale-up, we aim for yearly double digit growth that opens many opportunities. We want people who thrive in a fast-paced, performance-driven company, who are not afraid to stretch themselves in a fun environment, and focus on impact and grow.

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Technology we use

  • Sales & Marketing
    • WordpressCMS
    • SageCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Centrally located in the Loop and easily accessible for all commuters with tons of options for lunch.

An Insider's view of Showpad

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in our Chicago office is unlike any other startup I've ever been a part of. Everyone is smart, humble and effective. Even though we are all busy, everyone is always willing to offer help or guidance - even if it outside of their wheelhouse. We all genuinely enjoy each other's company and want to see our teammates succeed.

Grace

Office Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration is absolutely key for my team, since we’re tasked with bringing many different groups together. And as an international organization, we’re building relationships not only across departments, but across the world too. The key for us is to show how we provide value and prove how our collaboration impacts both revenue and culture.

Gauri

Head of Global Business Development and Alliances

What is your vision for the company?

We’re building the future of sales & marketing success, by empowering sales & marketing teams to sell the way buyers want to buy. We’re delivering a better buyer experience, intelligent sales content and an analytics-powered platform that’s smarter than traditional sales enablement.

Jason

President & COO

What are Showpad Perks + Benefits

Culture
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
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