Sr Principal Software Engineer

Marqeta Remote
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December 1, 2022
New York City, NY

Position Summary

Marqeta is the originator and market leader of Modern Card Issuing. A key part of what differentiates Modern Card Issuing from Legacy Issuing is our best in class customer / developer experience. Our offerings include a suite of apps to manage payment infrastructure, a robust Platform which offers a comprehensive set of APIs aimed at developers and a full-featured Developer Portal.

As a Sr. Principal Engineer, you will be the key technical leader for our entire customer / developer experience suite of product offerings. You will be a key thought partner with our product and engineer teams to bring innovative solutions to market. You will help drive engineering and operational excellence throughout our engineering organization.

What You’ll Do

  • Create technical roadmaps, author designs and build key portions of the systems that enable delivery of high quality, highly scalable, highly secure and operationally efficient products to our customers.

  • Partner with product teams to contribute to the development of innovative product experiences by incorporating insights from technical engagements and working closely with key customers and partners.

  • Drive organization wide technical changes through authoring designs, mentoring and guiding technical leads, influencing stakeholders and establishing success metrics.

  • Raise the skill sets of those around you and make Marqeta better through your presence. Mentor other engineers on the team, drawing on your experience to provide thoughtful direction.

  • Apply and evangelize modern best practices in your software designs and implementations.

What We’re Looking For

  • 15 years of hands-on engineering experience. 

  • Demonstrated passion for software engineering excellence including design principles, fault tolerance practices, scalability, cost, security & privacy considerations and test driven development.

  • Excellent collaboration, communication and leadership skills. Can effectively lead a project and work cross-functionally with other organizations.

  • Experience partnering with product teams to ideate and bring innovative solutions to market.

  • Experience developing and scaling microservices using modern cloud technologies like AWS, Azure, or GCP


  • Experience developing solutions in the customer / developer experience space

  • Experience working in Payments in either issuing or acquirer domain.

  • Hands-on experience with AWS

  • Exposure to our modern Java backend stack using Spring Boot, Kubernetes on AWS and Javascript with React and GraphQL on the frontend

  • Experience with transactional RDBMS such as MySQL, Postgres, MS SQL Server, or Oracle

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