Principal Software Engineer

in Raleigh, NC

Job #:272887

Practice Area: IT

Date Posted: 06/11/2019

Share this job  

Job Title:  Principal Software Engineer

Location:  Raleigh, NC

Industry:  Insurance

Terms:  Permanent / Direct Hire

Compensation:  $120,000 - $140,000 + 5% bonus

Must Have Requirements:  

  • 10+ years of full-stack Java development experience
  • Experience with JBOSS and Spring BOOT
  • Strong in SQL database design
  • Expert in design patterns and object-oriented design

The Principal Software Engineer develops, implements, and maintains software solutions that enable business operations to realize company goals & objectives.  The incumbent performs analysis, design, coding, debugging, testing, and support of software application systems.  He/she may be assigned to develop new applications, enhance existing applications and/or provide production support.  The incumbent works independently on projects of easy/moderate scope or complexity and receives detailed instructions on new and/or more complex assignments.


On this team you will be a senior developer involved in designing and building a completely new insurance underwriting system to replace several legacy systems.


Job Duties:

  • Works with Agile Program Manager (APM), Digital Product Manager (DPM), and Business Systems Analyst (BSA) to accurately interpret systems specifications documented in Agile user stories.
  • Translates specifications into engineering artifacts, which typically include design specifications, source code, test scripts and test results. Obtains approval on final design documents from APM and software architect (software engineer III or IV).
  • Works with senior software development peers to ensure that the engineering realization is in accordance with Enterprise Architecture principles and software development best practices.
  • As part of Agile team, completes software development work which includes application of creative design, coding and debugging methods & techniques.
  • Collaborates with testers to ensure that all software components are tested adequately. Communicates any identified issues to APM.
  • May offer suggestions to APM, DPM, and/or BSA on alternative approaches to achieve system objectives.
  • Tracks and communicates issues to senior peers and/or APM for assistance with resolution
  • Liaises with other project and program areas to coordinate interdependencies.
  • Develops and maintains a working knowledge of new technology and software engineering standards & practices

Job Requirements:

  • 10+ years of full-stack Java development experience
  • Experience with JBOSS and Spring BOOT
  • Strong in SQL database design
  • Expert in design patterns and object-oriented design
  • Proficiency in the theoretical & practical application of software engineering best practices, methods and techniques.
  • Experience in developing software applications on the assigned technology platform.
  • Knowledge on source code change management and related tools.
  • Knowledge and experience using Agile software development principles, process and tools.
  • Good analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Proficient interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills, in addition to customer service skills in order to provide end user/business owner systems support.

How to Apply:

For immediate attention please apply online and send a text message to Ben Jones at 919-328-8672 with your full name, job title, and location.

ettain group is a talent solutions company dedicated to matching people with the most relevant employment opportunities in IT, healthcare IT and the digital creative space. Top employers and highly skilled talent throughout the U.S. select ettain group for a better recruitment experience. Our culture empowers teams with the flexibility to deliver a superior candidate experience and client experience using market intelligence. We recruit resources, own projects and manage programs to offer a wide range of IT development and talent solutions to our clients and candidates. To learn more about ettain group visit To explore more job opportunities with ettain group, visit

Apply Now