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Software Principal Engineer

Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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FICO (NYSE: FICO)is a leading global analytics software company, helping businesses in 100+ countries make better decisions. Join our world-class team today and fulfill your career potential!

The Opportunity

Join our dynamic team as a Principal Software Engineer to lead the technical direction of an analytic decisioning platform (Real time, Low latency, AI/ML, C++). You will be part of a highly energetic team of software engineers to create the next generation software platform for FICO’s feature management capabilities. This role involves leading a backend engineering team responsible for feature processing of high-volume low latency decisioning and analytics execution. These capabilities embody patented and unique market value that drives critical business value in a high growth area. This opportunity offers a unique leadership role to work with cutting edge technology applied to one-of-a-kind business problems.– VP, Software Engineering.

What You’ll Contribute

  • Work with stakeholders to comprehend and provide feedback on business requirements for your software platform capability.
  • Collaborate with product managers to understand priorities and usage scenarios of product features.
  • Collaborate with user experience personnel to understand personas within usage scenarios.
  • Collaborate with architects to drive the architecture for your software platform capability.
  • Collaborate within working groups of software engineers to create software engineering standards, guidance, and processes.
  • Continuously improve engineering practices for the software platform to support efficiency, reliability, and serviceability goals.
  • Assist research, case studies and prototypes on technologies to ensure the software platform remains the leading analytic decisioning platform.
  • Collaborate with technology suppliers to address FICO’s technology needs.
  • Coach other software engineers on creating their domain designs.
  • Collaborate with QA engineers to design and implement non-functional tests.

What We’re Seeking

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s in Computer Science or related disciplines, or relevant experience in software architecture, design, development and testing.
  • Experience designing, building, deploying, and operating commercial software that integrates sophisticated AI & ML stateful algorithms leveraging real-time aggregations (such as time windows) executing in low milliseconds.
  • Experience building sophisticated persistence layers in C++ for low-latency, real-time aggregations.
  • Experience deploying and operating persistence layers for multi-region, high-available use cases.
  • Ability to define and drive design transformation to an end state that is based on simplicity, modern software design patterns, open-source software, and cloud environments.
  • Technical expertise across all deployment models on public cloud, private cloud, and on-premises infrastructure.
  • Experience creating, documenting, and communicating software designs for complex products.
  • Experience with domain-driven, event-driven, and microservice architectures.
  • Experience in building, tracking, and communicating plans within agile processes.
  • Experience coaching/mentoring individuals and teams.
  • Experience with supporting production software deployments.
  • Experience with commercial software product processes.
  • Experience with multiple public cloud technologies, e.g., AWS, Google, Azure desired.
  • Experience with Kubernetes control plane and ecosystem desired.
  • Experience with numerous caching technologies desired.
  • Experience with distributed synchronization algorithms desired.
  • Experience with numerous database technologies that leverage multiple types of indices desired.

Our Offer to You

  • An inclusive culture strongly reflecting our core values: Act Like an Owner, Delight Our Customers and Earn the Respect of Others.
  • The opportunity to make an impact and develop professionally by leveraging your unique strengths and participating in valuable learning experiences.
  • Highly competitive compensation, benefits and rewards programs that encourage you to bring your best every day and be recognized for doing so.
  • An engaging, people-first work environment offering work/life balance, employee resource groups, and social events to promote interaction and camaraderie.
  • The targeted base pay range for this role is: $147000 to $231000 with this range reflecting differences in candidate knowledge, skills and experience.

Why Make a Move to FICO?

At FICO, you can develop your career with a leading organization in one of the fastest-growing fields in technology today – Big Data analytics. You’ll play a part in our commitment to help businesses use data to improve every choice they make, using advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, optimization, and much more.

FICO makes a real difference in the way businesses operate worldwide:

  • Credit Scoring — More than 90% of US credit decisions involve the FICO Score.
  • Fraud Detection and Security — 4 billion payment cards globally are protected by FICO fraud systems.
  • Lending — 3/4 of US mortgages are approved using the FICO Score.

Global trends toward digital transformation have created tremendous demand for FICO’s solutions, placing us among the world’s top 100 software companies by revenue. We help many of the world’s largest banks, insurers, retailers, telecommunications providers and other firms reach a new level of success. Our success is dependent on really talented people – just like you – who thrive on the collaboration and innovation that’s nurtured by a diverse and inclusive environment. We’ll provide the support you need, while ensuring you have the freedom to develop your skills and grow your career. Join FICO and help change the way business thinks!

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FICO promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks to attract a diverse set of candidates for each job opportunity. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and we’re proud to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all candidates without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Research has shown that women and candidates from underrepresented communities may not apply for an opportunity if they don’t meet all stated qualifications. While our qualifications are clearly related to role success, each candidate’s profile is unique and strengths in certain skill and/or experience areas can be equally effective. If you believe you have many, but not necessarily all, of the stated qualifications we encourage you to apply.

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