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Principal Software Engineer

Apply REF: 057719
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Job Description Summary

Responsible for the detailed architecture, design, development, modification, testing, adaption, and/or implementation of short- and long-term software solutions to business and technology initiatives that are of highest complexity levels with multiple new integrations. Reviews system requirements and business processes; codes, tests, debugs and implements software solutions. Works independently in a fast paced environment.

Essential Job Functions

  • Advises and Leads software architecture services typically in a defined highly complex project(s) by coordinating with Enterprise Architecture.
  • Provides working prototypes to confirm the feasibility of technical solutions
  • Reviews and develops improvements to system requirements and business processes; codes, tests, debugs and implements software solutions.
  • Ensures that defined architecture is successfully implemented
  • Establishes improvements to increase efficiency
  • Develops and governs software policies, standards and procedures
  • Revises and approves test plans and scripts to ensure alignment with standards and Technology strategy
  • Reviews and advises IT standards and procedures.

Other Job Duties

  • Manages development team for their delivery as needed
  • Mentors Software engineers and associate engineers
  • Develops and drive technology roadmap for the program
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

  • Requires highest knowledge and mastery of multiple job areas typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.
  • Viewed as the leading expert and/or resource within the field by peers within and outside the organization.
  • Requires 12 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree

Full Stacking Engineering
  • Performs highly complex development using Agile methodologies including Scrum or Kanban
  • Develops and maintains complex full stack applications
  • Understands and uses CI/CD processes, DevOps practices, and full-stack methods and has the ability to test, debug, and code
  • Uses web development and cloud computing skills to implement web pages, RESTful APIs, and micro services
  • May have direct report management of the rest of the DevOps team
  • Possesses deep experience with both i. Intermediate+ experience in all functional areas (9+)
    ii. Intermediate+ experience [direct] leading Agile teams

  • Drives delivery and tests using Agile methodologies including Scrum or Kanban or other SDLC methodologies
  • Coordinates with other teams groups to determine cross- group technical and functional needs
  • Designs and leads the development of automated testing capabilities across multiple domains and applications
  • Will create test utilities and tool connectors in support of creating/maintaining automation frameworks
  • Create automation test strategies across multiple technologies (java, .NET, EDW,SOA (API))
  • Develop and execute automated tests of the highest complexity and difficulty
  • Create performance, load, and application security testing strategies
  • Conduct Automation Brown Bag Sessions, training, marketing and socialization across the bank
  • Leads and conducts POCs, installation, configuration, and maintenance of shared Testing tools and frameworks
  • Experience with and strong understanding of CI/CD processes, DevOps practices and full-stack methods and has the ability to test, debug, and code
  • Strong technical competency in two or more Object Oriented Programing languages
  • Works on multiple assignments concurrently
  • Research applicability of new testing tools and methods
  • Create metrics for use in enterprise level management reporting
  • Train, coach, and develop new team members

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.
Primary Location: United States-Arizona-TempeJob Type: Full-timeJob: Technology Reference: 057719