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Principal Engineer (Leadership)

Safeguard Global

Safeguard Global

Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

Safeguard Global vision is to forever transform the way people work around the world. Our mission is to equip organizations with the technology, local market expertise and service to adapt to an ever-shifting global workforce. Safeguard Global knows what is needed for the ever-shifting demands of the global workforce. We build adaptive solutions for those seeking to thrive in the global economy. We build for what’s coming.

The Principal Engineer is responsible for developing and leading a customer driven, product-oriented team. Your central responsibility as the Principal Engineer is to be an equal partner with a product leader, to define and incrementally improve a clearly defined set of business objectives and key results, and to lead the team in achieving those outcomes.

At Safeguard, we are continuously adapting our offerings—whether that's in advancing our technology offering or enhancing our services—to prepare our clients for the future. To succeed in this role, you will need to be a blend of skills and able to complement them with the skills of your team. To succeed you and your team are always learning and changing to fit the needs of business and users. You find a balance of process, technology, and creativity to meet the problem. You value transparency, communication, and inclusivity as a way to discover innovative solutions and involve stakeholders and users.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in multiple programming languages and paradigms, evolutionary architecture, monolith to microservice patterns, cloud platforms, and test automation.


  • Develop and lead a high performing team

  • Advance the values of the organization (caring, accountability, integrity, empowerment, passion, fun)

  • Deliver business outcomes

Skills / Attributes

  • 10+ years relevant experience

  • 3+ years of leadership experience

  • Cloud Platform Technology (e.g. Serverless, Kenesis, Glue, Event Bridge, API Gateway)

  • Cloud Native Patterns

  • Test Automation, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery

  • Experience with ETL/ELT

  • Experience with Continuous Improvement, Lean Software Development practices

  • Experience with Monolith to Microservice patterns (e.g. Strangler Fig)

  • Experience with agile methods and frameworks

  • Understanding of access-control policies and data security mechanisms

  • A pragmatic ownership mentality, excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Self-motivated, inspirational, and committed

  • Innovative, experimental, work in small batches, shares ideas for peer review

  • Excellent communication skills (both technical and business)

Global Benefits

  • Autonomy & Flexibility (Work in Any Way): Be supported with as much flexibility as possible.
  • Bonding Leave: Enjoy paid leave to bond with your new family member.
  • 2 Charitable Days: Contribute to causes you believe in.
  • Reward & Recognition Program: Be rewarded for your success and championing our values.
  • Corporate bonus/SIP: All Guardians are eligible for our annual bonus scheme or sales incentive plan.

Why become a Guardian:

🌎 International Environment: Grow your network internationally and collaborate across the world. Interact, discover cultures, and tap into local expertise.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Our Culture: We emphasize the human factor in everything we do. We’re proud of our nurturing culture. A culture where your ideas will always find their way to our leaders, and your contribution recognized.

🕐 Autonomy & Flexibility (Work in Any Way): We empower you with as much flexibility as possible with how and where you work best. We value results, not working hours.

🕮 Learning: We support your continuous growth by providing access to 2 learning platforms, where you can learn at your own pace.

✨Valuable Experience: There are lots of great reasons to join us, but we’re proud that all Guardians are eligible to join the annual bonus scheme or sales incentive plan.

Who we are and what we do:

Safeguard Global is an international company with multiple offices across the globe. We enable over a thousand organizations to hire, onboard, manage and pay employees in over 165 countries. It's all about the people. We hire the best talent from across the globe, allowing you to learn about new cultures and interact with many different people worldwide.

It's all about the people. First, we hire the best talent from across the globe, thus allowing you to learn about new cultures and interact with many different people worldwide. We also invest in efficient tools and balance a combination of agile technologies, in-depth local market expertise, and excellent service.

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Next Steps:

To apply, please click on the following link. We wish you all the best with your application. Should your application meet the requirements of the position we will be in touch.



At Safeguard Global, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and Guardians.