Principal Software Engineer

Full-Time in Bangalore, IN - Remote OK - Senior - Engineering

Sortly is a simple, mobile-first inventory management solution. Our visual & intuitive approach to inventory enables thousands of SMBs and teams within iconic corporations, government entities, music bands & sports teams to stay on top of their physical things.

With over 8000 five-star ratings in the App Store and a net promoter score greater than 55, our impressive growth has largely been driven by organic sources and word of mouth. We are profitable, financially independent, and primed to scale within our $20B market!

As a proud distributed and remote-first company since inception, we currently have teams across 4 countries.

We are seeking a Principal Software Engineer with the depth of technical and people leadership experience necessary to scale cloud, SaaS solutions, and a world-class engineering team. Albeit small today, our team is mighty, has world-class talent, and is growing.

Initially, the Principal Engineer will spend the majority of their time hands-on, in the weeds ranging from architecture to coding and debugging. You will be responsible for leading, and collaborating with, other engineers to build and maintain Sortly’s core platform. You and your team will build the best inventory management solution on the market.

The successful candidate will ideally grow into a Director of Software Engineering with increased people management responsibilities from hiring to professional development and mentorship. In this role, the Director can expect to spend less time hands-on with technical work and more time coaching and leading their team of engineers.

What you will do

• Serve as a technical thought leader, individual contributor, and coach/mentor to other engineers.

• Be hands-on, provide technical guidance through reviews and team mentorship as well as personally contribute to completing technical work and assignments to meet OKRs.

• Lead the planning process for the team and own the delivery of team OKRs.

• Own the uptime of services in production and manage on-call rotation for the team to take timely action.

• Drive the core platform team in building the best inventory management platform

• Hire and build work class team - People management and career development of team members.

You have

• 15 years of industry experience with at least 5 years experience in building platforms and scalable services working with technologies like AWS.

• 10 years of experience as an Individual Contributor with stellar accomplishments.

• 2 years of experience in managing people and running agile and iterative software development processes, particularly in a startup environment.

• Strong working knowledge of backend technologies & public cloud offerings

• Demonstrated experience in building, owning, and driving products across multiple life cycles is highly desirable.

• Ability to think analytically and approach the problems from the first principles.

• Good communication skills and ability to work closely with cross-functional teams across geographies.

• Experience building products for SMBs is a plus!

Perks at Sortly

• Work with the best engineers and learn from each other.

• Competitive compensation and equity package.

• Remote-first team.

• Off-site retreats.

This is a full-time, 100% remote position, open to applicants in India. Candidates must be eligible to work in India.