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Principal Engineer



Software Engineering
Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2024

Job Description:

The opportunity
Are you ready to elevate your career as a Principal Engineer and be a pivotal player in the world of eCommerce? Workhuman, experts in Rewards & Recognition and creating world-class cultures, invites you to be part of our dynamic team. Our eCommerce Platform serves our global client base giving users access to an assortment of millions of products and travel experiences.

This role is for you if you have a passion for creating a seamless, high-quality eCommerce experience that empowers people to celebrate achievements with a diverse range of rewards and experiences.

Technical stack:

Java 17, AWS, Terraform, Spring, Spring Boot, REST, Apache Camel, Kakfa, ActiveMQ, Oracle, Postgres, Jenkins, Sonar, Maven, Splunk, Git & Docker

What we can offer you:

  • Global Impact: Our eCommerce Platform and Store, transacting over a billion dollars annually, is not just a part of our business; it’s the heart of our mission in recognizing and rewarding human achievements.

  • Technological Innovation: Immerse yourself in a world where your technical prowess meets cutting-edge technology. Our platform is a blend of our unique in-house applications and up to date technologies, ensuring a robust and innovative approach to meet our eCommerce needs.

  • Diverse Opportunities: Engage in a diverse array of tasks ranging from Third party and Back-office integrations, personalization, comprehensive search capabilities to managing digital assets, Assortment content, and campaigns.

  • Collaborative Culture: At Workhuman, collaboration is key. You’ll work in an agile team alongside multi-disciplined, talented individuals, closely interacting with our product teams, eCommerce business unit, Operations, Architecture, Infrastructure teams, and other stakeholders.

  • Rapid Release Cycles: An opportunity to promote technical excellence of delivery of new capabilities, which meet market needs, and support our rapidly growing business.

  • Recognition and Growth: As a company that prizes recognition and celebration, we see our people as our most valuable asset. We not only celebrate and thank our team members but also invest in their growth and development.

The skills you will bring:

As a Principal Engineer at Workhuman, you will:

  • Drive Technical Excellence: Leverage your proven expertise and thought Leadership to ensure our eCommerce platform remains scalable, available, efficient, and provides a frictionless shopping experience.

  • Foster Creativity: Utilize your creative skills to blend technical knowledge with business acumen and strategic vision, ensuring our platform remains at the forefront of the eCommerce industry. You'll be empowered to make recommendations, ensuring that our technical solutions align seamlessly with our strategic goals.

  • Champion Risk Management: Identifying and mitigating technical risks will be part of your role. Your foresight in recognizing potential pitfalls and devising effective strategies will be integral to our success.

  • Cultivate Growth and Trust: Beyond technical prowess, you'll be instrumental in building a culture of trust and psychological safety. Your role will involve mentoring engineers and fostering their professional growth.

  • Architectural Vision and Innovation: With a keen eye on all the technologies we use, you'll help shape our architectural strategy. Your role involves not just maintaining our current systems but also driving innovation and experimenting with new approaches.


  • Agile Development Mastery: Proven experience in leading squads through the agile software development of scalable, secure, client-facing applications and services with a strong background in Java 17 and Relational Databases.

  • AWS Proficiency: Hands-on experience with some of the following AWS services - ECS Fargate, ECR, Lambda, API Gateway, S3, CloudFront, MSK, IAM, CodeBuild, CodeDeploy & Opensearch

  • Innovation: History of introducing and adopting new development, testing, CI/CD Pipelines, automation frameworks and tools to ensure that we continue to deliver high-quality solutions.

  • Problem-Solving Agility: Ability to swiftly dissect complex technical problems and find solutions that align with business and customer needs.

  • Technology Evangelism: Aptitude for embracing and explaining new technologies to diverse audiences. You communicate with others across the business to collaborate and align on key topics and business strategy, to ensure our teams are always working toward shared goals.

  • Ideally, you will have 10+ years of experience as a Senior Software Engineer/Principal. However, equivalent skills, as well as the relevance of your experience and notable achievements, will also be taken into consideration.

  • Experience in eCommerce architecture would be an advantage.

The Company:

At Workhuman® our mission is to bring more humanity to the workplace. We recognise and embrace individuals’ differences and believe that workforce diversity and inclusion are essential to our long-term growth and success. Even if you don’t think you “check every single box” above, please still consider applying. We’re looking for a human who is collaborative, innovative with a growth mindset

We love what we do because we’re shaping the future of work through our people and our technology. Our human cloud-based applications are helping some of the world’s leading global brands connect culture to shared purpose. The Workhuman Cloud empowers employees to thank, talk and celebrate each other, creating an environment that sparks gratitude and human connection while increasing employee engagement and productivity.

Did you know we have an award-winning culture across EMEA and North America:

  • We were named as #5 Best Workplace in the Great Place to Work Awards in Ireland in 2022 in the large-sized workplace category. We were also recognised as the Best Workplace for Women and the Best Workplace in Technology in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

  • In 2021 we were named as #2 Best Workplace in Europe in the medium-sized workplace category.

  • We were also recognised as #2 Best Large Places to Work in Boston by Built In for 2023 as well as the Best Place to Work in Boston, U.S. Best Large Places to Work, and U.S. Best Places to Work.

  • There are currently over 7.5 million users on the Workhuman® cloud across 180 countries.

  • Our core values are Respect, Determination, Innovation, and Imagination.

Workhuman is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees. We proudly provide a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions at Workhuman are based solely on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Workhuman believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.