Principal Software Engineer



Software Engineering
India · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Our Mission:

6sense is on a mission to revolutionize how B2B organizations create revenue by predicting customers most likely to buy and recommending the best course of action to engage anonymous buying teams. 6sense Revenue AI is the only sales and marketing platform to unlock the ability to create, manage and convert high-quality pipeline to revenue.

Our People:

People are the heart and soul of 6sense. We serve with passion and purpose. We live by our Being 6sense values of Accountability, Growth Mindset, Integrity, Fun and One Team. Every 6sensor plays a part in defining the future of our industry-leading technology. 6sense is a place where difference-makers roll up their sleeves, take risks, act with integrity, and measure success by the value we create for our customers.

We want 6sense to be the best chapter of your career.

Position Overview:
We are seeking a highly skilled Principal Software Engineer with over 12 years of experience and a strong background in software design. The ideal candidate will be passionate about creating scalable, efficient, and maintainable software solutions. As a Principal Software Engineer, you will lead the design and development of complex systems, mentor junior team members, and collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to deliver high-quality software products.


  • Lead the architecture and design of large-scale software systems, ensuring scalability, reliability, and performance.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to development teams, mentoring engineers and promoting best practices.
  • Collaborate with product managers, designers, and other stakeholders to translate business requirements into technical solutions.
  • Drive innovation and continuous improvement in software development processes and methodologies.
  • Conduct code reviews, identify areas for improvement, and enforce coding standards and best practices.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and emerging technologies, evaluating their potential impact on our products and development practices.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues, working closely with cross-functional teams to ensure timely resolution.
  • Participate in hiring and onboarding activities, helping to build a strong and diverse engineering team.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 12+ years of experience in software development, with a strong emphasis on software design and architecture.
  • Proficiency in multiple programming languages, such as Java, Python, C++, or similar.
  • Deep understanding of software design principles, patterns, and best practices.
  • Experience with cloud technologies (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) and microservices architecture.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Proven track record of delivering complex software projects on time and within budget.
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies and tools (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, JIRA).
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a proactive attitude towards addressing technical challenges.
  • Strong commitment to quality, with a focus on writing clean, maintainable, and efficient code.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a leadership or technical leadership role, managing a team of engineers.
  • Knowledge of DevOps practices and tools for CI/CD, automation, and infrastructure as code.
  • Familiarity with containerization and orchestration technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Experience in the development of distributed systems, real-time processing, or big data technologies.

Our Benefits:

Full-time employees can take advantage of health coverage, paid parental leave, generous paid time-off and holidays, quarterly self-care days off, and stock options. We’ll make sure you have the equipment and support you need to work and connect with your teams, at home or in one of our offices.

We have a growth mindset culture that is represented in all that we do, from onboarding through to numerous learning and development initiatives including access to our LinkedIn Learning platform. Employee well-being is also top of mind for us. We host quarterly wellness education sessions to encourage self care and personal growth. From wellness days to ERG-hosted events, we celebrate and energize all 6sense employees and their backgrounds.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

6sense is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to