Senior Principal Software Engineer

Citrix Systems

Citrix Systems

Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

Senior Principal Software Engineer

  • Remote, WA, United States
  • Product Development
  • Citrix

Job Description:
As a Senior Principal Software Engineer in System Programming and Cloud Computing, you will play a critical role in architecting, developing, and optimizing software solutions that seamlessly integrate with cloud platforms while addressing system-level programming challenges. You will provide technical leadership, drive innovation, and ensure the highest standards of performance, security, and scalability.


  • System Architecture: Lead the design and development of software systems that bridge the gap between system-level programming and cloud computing, ensuring high performance, reliability, and scalability.

  • Coding and Development: Participate actively in coding, ensuring high-quality, efficient, and maintainable code. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop software components and features.

  • Security and Compliance: Implement robust security measures, including encryption, authentication, and access control, to protect data and ensure regulatory compliance.

  • Troubleshooting and Debugging: Lead efforts to diagnose and resolve complex issues related to system-level programming and cloud integration, providing timely solutions.

  • Technical Leadership: Mentor and provide technical guidance to engineering teams, fostering a culture of excellence, and ensuring adherence to best practices in system programming and cloud development.

  • Performance Optimization: Continuously monitor and enhance system performance, employing advanced techniques to optimize resource utilization and minimize latency.

  • Cloud Integration: Design, implement, and optimize software solutions that leverage cloud computing technologies (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) to deliver scalable, distributed, and highly available systems.

Required Experience\Skills:

  • Proficiency in system-level programming languages such as C, C++, or Rust.

  • Expertise in network protocols, security, and encryption techniques.

  • Familiarity with DevOps practices and CI/CD pipelines.

  • Strong understanding of Computer Science fundamentals (Algorithms, Data Structures, Operating Systems, Networking concepts) more aligned to Systems’ Programming.

  • Experience with developing for Windows and Linux platforms is highly regarded.

  • Extensive experience with cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).

  • Strong knowledge of distributed systems, microservices, and containerization 

  • Proficiency in managed programming languages like C#.net or Java

  • Proven ability to lead technical teams, set technical direction, and mentor junior engineers.

  • Exceptional problem-solving and debugging skills, with a track record of addressing complex technical challenges.

  • A proactive approach to staying current with industry trends and emerging technologies, with a passion for driving innovation.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science or a related field.

  • 10-15+ years of professional experience in software development, with a strong focus on system-level programming and cloud computing.


Compensation may vary depending on your location, qualifications including job-related education, training, experience, licensure, and certification, that could result at a level outside of these ranges. Certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including annual bonus, and sales incentives depending on the terms of the applicable plan and role as well as individual performance.

General state ranges $239k-$318k (min-max)

Benefits may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Cloud Software Group and the country where you work. U.S. based employees are typically offered access to healthcare, life insurance and disability benefits, 401(k) plan and company match, among others.

Cloud Software Group is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, religion, genetic carrier status, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, protected veteran status, and other protected classifications.