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Principal Software Engineer
Basking Ridge , New Jersey  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on August 15, 2022
Job Id #58080 Posted August 3, 2022

Ideal Background:

  • We do not care what industry a candidate comes from.
  • We need solid technical engineer regardless of their past experience who is proficient in software engineering and is well rounded.

Top Requirements:

  • Everything in required qualifications is a MUST. Nice to have would make distinction between candidates who meet the required qualifications.

Team and Team size:

  • I lead the innovation engineering team in Financial services.
  • The team is purposefully small, though scales in/out as per needs.
  • At this point, we are looking at 6-12 months scale out period.
  • The team consists of a PM, a product owner, a business operations person, bunch of VPs, solution architects, 5-6 top tier director level elite software engineers.
  • The project is one of the top 2 priority projects in Financial services and have attention as high as it can get.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design and develop UI applications
  • Write reusable code/components using modern JS libraries and frameworks like React
  • Maintain code quality using modern JS testing frameworks and tools
  • Provide meaningful contribution to code reviews and code quality check
  • Deploy code using Jenkins Pipeline
  • Proficient in using RESTful and GraphQL APIs
  • Acts as a lead engineer in the team and accountable for coaching and mentoring of other team members

Required Qualifications

  • Solid understanding fundamental programming concepts and good experience of TDD
  • 5-7 years of software engineering experience using modern JS libraries
  • Familiar with HTML5, CSS3, responsive designs
  • Experience with working with SPA applications build using UI frameworks such as React
  • Experience in client-side state management
  • Passion for developing high quality, well tested code following organizational UX standards
  • Must effectively collaborate with developers, and other relevant team members
  • Strong communication, presentation and organization skills
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Experience working in a Scrum environment
  • Technical skills are important, but so are attitude and the ability to work well with others

Nice to Have Qualifications

  • Understanding of Event Sourcing concepts
  • Familiarity with functional programming and Software design patterns
  • Familiarity with CI/CD Pipelines and trunk based development
  • Experience with deploying into and managing cloud providers (Azure, AWS, GCP, etc.)
  • Experience working in a Scrum environment
  • Experience with fetching from GraphQL APIs
  • Deep understanding of asynchronous operations
  • Experience with modern build tools including Webpack, Babel, ESlint, etc,
  • Preferably full stack experience (preferably using TypeScript / NodeJS)

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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