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Principal Backend Engineer

100% Remote

** MUST be a US Citizen and able to obtain security clearance**

6+ month contract-to-hire

Due to the nature of this project, US citizenship is required

Our client's looking for a Principal backend engineer who can lead, manage, direct, and primarily contribute to the design, development, and test of technologies.

What You'll Do

  • Assist with the evolution of DevSecOps processes, performing builds with GitLab, security scans, static code analysis, and deployment in test and production environments
  • Build APIs and data models to operate within microservice and event-driven architectures
  • Actively mentor junior engineers, and support team growth and efficiency


10+ years writing back-end software in performant, compiled, efficient object oriented languages

Extensive experience with following technologies:

  • Linux OS
  • Git tools
  • CI/CD pipelines
  • DevSecOps practices
  • Containerization: Docker, Kubernetes,MiniKube, Swarm, etc.
  • Shell scripts, Python, Bash
  • Distributed systems
  • Rust or C++ (or be willing to learn the language)
  • Bus or message queuing technologies

Bonus Skills/Experience

  • Experienced with AWS or other cloud providers
  • Experience with RF/SIGINT /EW systems, signal processing, software, and associated hardware like software-defined radios, power amplifiers, and antennas
  • Ability to obtain US Security Clearance