Senior Principal Software Engineer, Backend



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024

See yourself at Dataminr

As a Senior Principal Software Engineer you will be joining our fast-moving product engineering team working on the future of our alerting platform. In your day to day you will be architecting and delivering features for a large scale globally distributed platform and set of applications that ingests and processes hundreds of thousands of data points per second. This US-based role can be remote or based out of our New York City office.

At Dataminr, we are creating a team of talented builders, creators and visionaries to have a real-world impact on how organizations respond to fast-emerging events as they unfold. We are over 600 talented individuals, spanning seven global offices, united by our passion to use AI for the greater good and be agents of positive change in our company and in our communities.

We offer a competitive benefits package aimed at keeping you healthy and happy:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance plan options for employees, domestic partners and their dependents

  • Generous PTO, flexible sick days and remote working options

  • Paid parental leave and family forming benefits

  • Mental health benefits and support

  • Company equity (RSUs)

At Dataminr, we serve a global community made up of many cultures and strive to reflect the diversity of the world in which we live. We stand for social justice and we lead with empathy. We foster a culture of allyship, standing up for those who face systemic barriers to equality. We actively condemn racism and discrimination in any form.

We believe our differences give us strength. Our employees are empowered to be their best, authentic selves through various opportunities, such as our robust employee resource group (ERG) network, learning and development funds, and more.

The opportunity

  • Influence the next iterations of our architecture as we strive to get critical data to our clients faster and with near-perfect reliability.

  • Implement industry best practices along with novel patterns and technologies that will help improve the codebase and the product.

  • Contribute code to production systems from the get-go.

  • Share responsibility for several microservices and design significant features that impact multiple services.

  • Partner with other members of the team to plan and deliver the next iteration of our customer applications to support emerging use cases for our product.

What You Bring
At Dataminr, we value you for who you are. We encourage you to apply for this role, even if you don't meet every qualification. Our candidates are reviewed on the basis of their skill and potential to succeed.

  • 10+ years of experience building back end services and applications

  • Experience with Java, Scala, Python and/or other object oriented programming languages

  • Experience working with large scale distributed systems, microservices and real time streaming data

  • Strong object-oriented design, API design, data modeling,data storage/retrieval and coding skills

  • Solid understanding of data structures and algorithms

  • Proven track record of implementing and following strong engineering practices through hands-on coding

  • Experience mentoring and/or influencing Sr and Jr engineering team members in evolving their skills as software engineers

About Dataminr

Dataminr, the world’s leading real-time information discovery platform, delivers the earliest warnings on high-impact events, emerging risks and other critical business information far in advance of other sources. Recognized as one of the world’s leading AI businesses, Dataminr enables faster response, more effective risk mitigation and stronger crisis management for public and private sector organizations spanning global corporations, first responders, NGOs and newsrooms. Most recently valued at $4.1B, Dataminr serves more than two-thirds of the Fortune 50 and half of the Fortune 100 companies and over 650 newsrooms worldwide.

Colorado, New York, California, Washington only: The salary range for this position is as indicated below. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location, applicant skills, and prior relevant experience, among other factors.
Colorado: $202,500 - $222,000
New York/California/Washington: $225,000 - $246,500



Dataminr is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Individuals seeking employment at Dataminr are considered without regards to race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status, pregnancy, unemployment status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status.