Architect/Principal Software Engineer

SquareTrade, San Francisco

Before us, "warrant" was just another bad word.

If you looking for an exciting high profile opportunity then you have come to the right place!

We are staffing up a team that will be responsible for augmenting our integrations with one of our top merchants. Currently, we have a huge presence and want to continue to build on our successes. We are looking for a talented, energetic Architect/Principal Software Engineer to lead this team. You will be working closely with the CEO and the CTO of the company to make their vision a reality. This is a highly visible role with a huge impact.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Own the architecture for building new applications in AWS domain, leveraging and enhancing existing building blocks or creating new reusable components
  • Quickly come up to speed on existing high profile system
  • Work directly with business to understand the impact of in-flight changes
  • Translate business requirements into technical requirements (critical)
  • Lead discussions around and help choose technologies
  • Work with data and analytics engineers (so knowledge of data and analytics will be a plus!)
  • Write clean code with plenty of unit tests
  • Keep project organized and on-track (including project estimates and status, etc)
  • Lead a small agile team
  • Work in a vague, complex and dynamic business environment


  • BS in Computer Science or related (i.e.: Computer Engineering) is REQUIRED
  • Minimum 10 years, including 3+ years in an architect/lead/principal role, of hands-on development development experience in Java/microservices-based enterprise architecture
  • Knowledge and experience in AWS, Jersey, Hibernate, SQL, and Linux
  • Experience with unit testing, mocking or mocking frameworks
  • Experience with complex queries (pivots, partitions, etc)
  • Ability to communicate complex technical information to non-technical people
  • Have great communication skills and ownership
  • Strong analytical problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Experience working directly with customers
  • Ability to stay organized and help organize others
  • Familiarity with Agile is necessary!
  • Other technologies and libraries used: Guice, Guava, Jackson, Jersey, Swagger, Mockito, Hibernate


  • Not feeling stuck! This team has exposure to many different parts of the business, making transitioning easy...we work on developing careers based on what people enjoy!
  • Competitive salaries, benefits (medical, dental, vision), flex PTO, 401k matching
  • Respect for your work-life balance
  • Free breakfast, weekly lunches and unlimited snacks and drinks
  • A paid volunteer day to give back to the community
  • Discounted Gym memberships
  • Company activities (from happy hours, winery trips, and picnics in the park to running a 5k)
Who We Are: SquareTrade is the top-rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers and offered by top retailers including Amazon, Costco, Staples, Sam's Club and Target. We have more than 200,000 fans on Facebook, consistently win industry awards and have received tens of thousands of 5-star reviews. SquareTrade is profitable, growing 90% year on year, and attracted the largest insurer-tech acquisitions in 2017, with a $1.4 billion purchase price by Allstate.

SquareTrade is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the San Francisco FCO

About SquareTrade

WHEN WE OPENED OUR DOORS IN 1999, technology was evolving by the minute. Everywhere we looked, people were using awesome new gadgets and electronics— and dropping them, and spilling coffee on them, and having all sorts of accidents. Meanwhile, the warranty market was living in the past. The only thing worse than the flimsy protection was the awful customer service. We thought it was time to move things forward. Our big idea? Give people protection that covers the breaks, spills & mishaps of everyday life, and treat our customers like we'd want to be treated. Evidently, we were on to something. Today we’re growing at the speed of technology. With offices in San Francisco and London, a legion of loyal fans, and superstar customer service—we’re turning “bad” into “good” every single day. And we’re just getting started.

Want to learn more about SquareTrade? Visit SquareTrade's website.