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Principal Engineer

Material Bank

Material Bank

Software Engineering
Boston, MA, USA · New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024

Material Bank is a fast-paced, high-growth technology company and created the world's largest material marketplace for the Architecture and Design industry, providing the fastest and most powerful way to start and manage a design project. Learn more about us at www.materialbank.com or see below.


As a Principal Engineer for Brand Central, you will spearhead the technical vision and development of our platform, aimed at empowering brands to seamlessly manage their online presence and sales. This pivotal role involves architecting robust, scalable solutions that enhance user experience for brand owners, ensuring the platform's reliability, performance, and security. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including product management, design, and operations, to innovate and implement features that meet the evolving needs of our sellers. Your leadership will not only drive technical excellence but also mentor and inspire a team of engineers to build a cutting-edge portal that revolutionizes how brands engage with their customers online.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive technical strategy for Brand Central.
  • Lead the evaluation and adoption of emerging technologies, tools, and frameworks to enhance our technical capabilities and competitiveness.
  • Drive the development of technical documentation, including architecture diagrams, system design documents, and coding guidelines.
  • Oversee code reviews, ensuring adherence to coding standards, best practices, and quality assurance processes.
  • Continuously monitor system performance while identifying and addressing any constraints or inefficiencies.

What you’ll bring:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science
  • 10+ years of professional experience in full-stack development, with a strong focus on API integrations, UI development, and database management.
  • Lead the end-to-end design, development, and optimization of our software solutions, leveraging your expertise in Python for both front-end and back-end development.
  • Develop and maintain API integrations with external systems and services, facilitating seamless data exchange and enhancing our product capabilities.
  • Implement and manage Kubernetes-based containerized applications to ensure scalability, resilience, and efficient deployment.
  • Create intuitive and responsive User Interfaces (UI) that provide an exceptional user experience, leveraging your expertise in front-end technologies.
  • Able to maintain high-performance service requirements.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in e-commerce customer portals
  • High proficiency at problem-solving
  • High performance on speed, team player, and details

What you’ll get from us:

  • Our people: If you thrive in an inclusive, innovative, and fast-paced organization, look no further! You will get to work alongside some of the brightest minds - Join a genuinely fun and supportive workplace where we keep our employees consistently engaged through internal communication and corporate events
  • Relaxation and Celebrations: Generous PTO, Sick Days, Paid National Holidays, and even more (ask us about this when we connect).
  • Health Benefits: We contribute to your medical, dental, vision and short-term/long-term disability plans and have a strong employee assistance program.
  • Plan for your Retirement: 401(k) eligible after your first 90 day's employed!
  • Giving Back: We sponsor multiple events throughout the year to help out our communities. You will receive time off to give back as well.
  • Growth: We’ll help you take your career to the next level. We want you to be creative and take initiative which will allow you to grow and create within the company. Most importantly, be the best at what matters!
  • Flexible Work Schedules: With business units and employees across the globe, Material Technologies has embraced a hybrid working model allowing department leaders to decide on the best approach for their respective teams, whether that be remote, in person, or a little of both.

About Material Bank

Material Bank is the world’s largest material marketplace for the architecture and design industry, providing the fastest and most powerful way to search and sample materials. Material Bank connects design professionals to hundreds of manufacturers through facilitating brand discovery, rep engagement, and material sampling.

Material Bank has transformed the way an entire industry discovers and samples materials. By removing the friction that exists in the process, we drive business between architects and designers (members) and our Brand Partners (clients).

Our powerful material database and proprietary robotic distribution facility allow members to order samples until midnight (ET) to be delivered free of charge anywhere in the US, in one box, by 10:30 AM the next morning.

Connect with us and discover your career at Material Bank.

Material Bank is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity, and all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, veteran or disability status or other status protected under any applicable federal, state or local law.