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Senior Software Engineer

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Date: Sep 24, 2022

Location: Claregalway, IE

Company: Aspect Software Inc

Aspect employs a team of passionate individuals who are changing the face of customer engagement.  Over our 40-year history we have empowered  employees by creating an inspired community that values Urgency, Accountability, and Results.  Our ability to think big has enabled us to continually evolve and lead the market, and to stay on the forefront with exciting technologies including cloud, mobile and artificial intelligence.


Job Description


With coordination and direction from management, a Principal Engineer is a primary developer for a product component, responsible for design, documentation, implementation, unit testing and defect fixing of new and existing products.  The Principal Engineer will be responsible for handling critical customer problems in real-time and developing code fixes or enhancements to be included in future code releases. The job requires close interaction with Development, QA, Support and Professional Services teams. The Principal Engineer leverages computer programming languages and other specific technologies required to develop and maintain the component at an advanced level.


* Analyzes, designs, programs, debugs, and does ongoing modification of software components.

* Code may be used in commercial end-user applications, prototypes, or in test tools or other supporting programs.

* Using the required programming languages and other technologies, writes code, completes programming, and performs testing and debugging of applications.

* Interact with internal cross-functional members to better understand system requirements and/or necessary modifications.  

* Responsible for the design, development, testing, documentation and analysis of modules or features of new or upgraded software systems and products.

* Develops and/or executes implementation according to project plans and priorities. 

* Participate in development in any of a range of product areas such as thin client, rich client, server, installation, communication layers, and so forth.

* Troubleshoot, analyze, replicate, regress and resolve complex field software problems escalated to engineering.

* Work closely with developers and performance engineers to enhance supportability and identify performance bottleneck in the product.

* Design, implement and test enhancement feature requests to enhance product functionality as needed.

* Responsible for handling critical customer problems in real-time and developing code fixes or enhancements to be included in future code releases or patches.

* Coordinate, respond, track and follow-up on customer problem reports/technical support requests for Engineering.  

* Reproduce customer issues and resolve them by either establishing a workaround or a solution, or by debugging and creating a bug fix.

* Work with support engineers, professional services and sales engineers to investigate and handle customer and field escalated cases.

* Create and document best practices guidelines and knowledge base articles.

* Completes documentation and procedures for installation and maintenance.

* Provides estimated timelines for fixes.

* Ensures products are up to date with 3rd party components that are in use.

* Proactively identify non-compliance of code against requirements/standards/design and raise defects.

* Work with members in the organization across various time zones.

* Directs and or guides junior staff on specific tasks.


In this role we are looking for people with: 

  • Fluency in Java
  • Experience working within the AWS  ecosystem (lambda, dynamodb, kinesis, redshift, IAM, firehose etc)
  • Experience with distributed relational databases eg PostgreSQL, RDS
  • Experienced with API design, building and consuming Micro Services
  • Exposure to containerization & orchestration technologies such as docker, kubernetes, helm
  • Experience working with event driven/serverless architectures
  • Strong linux/unix experience
  • Experience building and operating cloud services and fault-tolerant distributed systems preferably on the AWS platform
  • Familiarity with CI/CD tooling and methodologies
  • Awareness of zero downtime upgrade concepts and strategies
  • Experience working on multi-tenanted platforms
  • Experience with system monitoring tools such as datadog, sumologic, splunk
  • Excellent leadership, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work well in a team
  • Interest in learning new technologies and continuously evolving and evaluating the tech stack.

Aspect is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.