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Principal Software Engineer - Hybrid Work Schedule

Woodbridge Canada

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Location Woodbridge, OntarioCA Job ID JR-032662

The Principal Software Engineerwill provide software design and development skills in innovating and developing new generation PerkinElmer Chromatography Data System.The role will include close collaborations with geographically dispersed software teams within PerkinElmer organization.

Duties and Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Provide skills and be responsible for design and development of Data Acquisition Subsystem of Chromatography Data System Software

  • Map requirements to specs that lead to design and architecting a software solution(s)

  • Design modules according to established layered architecture

  • Understand boundaries, interfaces and roles and responsibilities for major subsystems and modules of the application

  • Be able to quickly ramp up knowledge about analytical chromatography instrumentation and workflows (LC, MS, GC)

  • Provide skills dealing with distributed client/server architectures, be familiar with different types of inter-process communication mechanisms

  • Work closely with solution architects and other developers on solution design

  • Developing, documenting, and communicating design/architecture

  • Be a team player and put team objectives above personal ambitions

  • Identifying and mitigating technical risks

  • Be part of distributed Agile team

  • Develop automated tests as a part of software deliverables

  • Be able to quickly and efficiently switch if required between different application layers: UI, core logic, devices, data persistence etc.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering or equivalent

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience with developing, deploying and maintenance of complex applications is required

  • Demonstrated experience acting as a Technical Team Lead

  • Experience in developing applications using SDLC process and agile / SCRUM methodology

  • Proven track record of designing, developing scalable Web Applications on top of large, distributed systems

  • Experience in developing modern cloud and on-prem data systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands on experience with IoT solutions and systems is a plus

  • Experience developing software in a similar domain is a big plus

  • In depth knowledge of tools and technologies used for modern data backend systems like: Go, TypeScript, C#, Node JS; Kubernetes, Nomad, Kafka, RabitMQ, Nats, Consul; Microservice design patterns; Web technologies (HTTP, JSON, APIs, Rest, HTML, GraphQL); Database systems SQL (PostgreSQL, MongoDB); Cloud computing services (AWS, Azure)

  • Ability to work with distributed cross-functional teams - excellent group interaction and negotiating skills

  • Customer focus, value driven – passionate about working to develop applications to address customer needs

  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks with different priorities

  • Strong written and oral communication skills


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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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