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Principal Engineer - Java, Experian Consumer Services (remote)



Software Engineering
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Company Description

We are thrilled to share that FORTUNE has named Experian one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. In addition, for the last five years we’ve been name in the top 100 “World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Forbes Magazine.

This position will be supporting the Experian Consumer Services (ECS) - a passionate and innovative team with a mission to provide Financial Power to All™. Our portfolio offers credit education and identity protection solutions to consumers and helps businesses manage the impact of a data breach.

Job Description

The Principal Engineer will play a key role in leading the Architecture, Design and Development of key initiatives within the Marketplace domain in Experian Consumer Services. Direct to Consumer Marketplace is one of the fastest growing areas with Experian and we are looking for a technology leader who thrives in a fast-moving environment. The candidate will work very closely with product owners, architects, and engineering teams to deliver high quality, scalable, cloud-based technology solutions.

Ideal candidate will be a hands-on Engineer, who has deep expertise in the design and development of highly scalable cloud-native Java platforms; able to spend 80% of their time in architecture, design and development of enterprise grade software, and other 20% of their time in leading, mentoring other engineers on the team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Sizing, Design, Development and Testing of key programs within Marketplace Engineering
  • Guides the development of technical solutions that are built for quality, scale and performance.
  • Design, Development and Testing of core components and Microservices within Marketplace Engineering
  • Participate in code and design reviews to minimize rework and catch issues early in the process.
  • Coach and support engineers on the team, with a strong focus on feedback and growth
  • Drive hiring, training, career plans, and performance reviews for the engineering team
  • Collaborate with the business, product management and PMO on product roadmaps and quarterly planning sessions.
  • Ensure stable Production operations with focus on uptime, performance and reliability.
  • Drives a continuous learning culture to help guide continuous improvements.
  • Provides leadership on Lean/Agile principles and development practices.


  • 12+ years of experience designing and building customer-facing distributed web services and APIs. (REST, GraphQL, etc.)
  • MS in Computer Science or related field preferred or equivalent amount of experience, knowledge, and skills.
  • Understanding and experience designing systems which are deployed in cloud-based containerized environments and orchestration solutions.
  • In-depth understanding of Microservices, Event streaming, Data pipelines, and associated frameworks in a low latency environment.
  • Experience building end to end observability dashboards using Splunk, Datadog, etc.
  • Hands-on experience engineering solutions within the AWS ecosystem
  • Strong database programming skills, preferably in both SQL and NoSQL Databases
  • Proven experience in building, leading and inspiring high functioning technology teams.
  • Ability to quickly learn & master new business domains to drive the right design and decisions
  • Able to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment and achieve results amidst constraints.
  • Deep understanding of design and software engineering practices, design principles and patterns and unit testing.
  • Proven experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment.
  • Architect and design leading solutions with a strong focus on security.

Additional Information

Culture at Experian

Our uniqueness is that we truly value yours.

Experian's culture, people, and environments are key differentiators. We take our people's agenda very seriously. We focus on what truly matters; diversity and inclusion, work/life balance, flexible work, development, engagement, collaboration, wellness, rewards & recognitions, volunteering... the list goes on!


All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Experian is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Our goal is to create a thriving, inclusive and diverse team where people love their work and love working together. We believe that diversity, equity and inclusion is essential to our purpose of creating a better tomorrow. We value the uniqueness of every individual and want you to bring your whole, authentic self to work. For us, this is The Power of YOU and and it reflects what we believe. See our DEI work in action!

Please contact us at [email protected] to request the salary range of this position (include the exact Job Title as it reads above in your email). In addition to a competitive base salary and variable pay opportunity, Experian offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, life and disability insurance, generous paid time off including 12 company-paid holidays and parental and family care leave, an employee stock purchase plan and a 401(k) plan with a company match.

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