Principal Engineer

San Francisco, CA, United States, Silicon Valley, CA, United States


Role Locations

  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Silicon Valley, CA, United States


501+ people


1501 Page Mill Rd Bldg 1
Palo Alto, CA, 94304-1126, US

Tech Stack

  • Java
  • Spring MVC
  • JavaScript
  • Angular.js
  • AWS
  • Git
  • Android
  • iOS Development

Role Description

As a principal engineer, you’ll be the steward of TripActions’ systems and architecture. As a principal engineer, you will be reviewing the architecture and data model holistically and be responsible for designing and overhauling them (if necessary).  You will also plan to design the systems to achieve a 10x growth in terms of users and transactions, while improving reliability of the systems. You will be working with various teams within the company to address technical gaps in the designs proposed by others and mentor engineers within the team and elevate them to become the next principal engineers.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design, build and evolve the core backend platform of TripActions 
  • Help drive the microservices architecture for TripActions
  • Guide the design, development and launch of key microservices
  • Work cross-functionally with various engineering and product teams
  • Help lead large projects from idea to positive execution

What We’re Looking For:

  • 10+ years experience in Java or other server-side software development
  • Deep understanding of microservices and event driven architectures
  • Experience in building public and internal APIs
  • Deep understanding of the software security practices
  • Experience with transactional databases and caching systems
  • Experience with scalable, distributed systems using event-driven architecture

Our Benefits

We realize benefits are important as they support keeping you at your best at all times. Our benefits are here for you if you get sick or hurt, help you save for now and later, encourage you to take time off work and travel, and provide perks specific to being a TripActions employee both in and out of the office.  

About TripActions

TripActions is the fastest-growing global business travel platform loved by the world’s most innovative companies. We are an end-to-end travel platform making business travel as easy and delightful as possible for road warriors. With 97% traveler satisfaction, learn more about why innovative customers across various industries, including Dropbox, Lyft, Sara Lee Frozen Bakery, Stella & Dot and the ACLU trust TripActions to support their business travel at

Company Culture

As we grow rapidly (averaging 700% YoY!), we want to continue to focus on what’s most important –– our people. We do this by prioritizing our culture as a core part of our business.

Our company values: It’s about the user –– all of them Challenge the status quo Do the smart thing Always raise the bar Focus on what actually matters We grow with direct and thoughtful feedback

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