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Principal Software Engineer Lead



Software Engineering
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

Problem Solvers. Proactive Protectors. Relentless Allies.

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Skills Needed:

Go, Python, C#, or deep experience with another language and a strong willingness to learn.

Major Work:

Day to day operational management of a single PhishLabs engineering team. Backlog management, sprint work assignments, running and organizing team meetings, technical and soft skills coaching, pull request reviews, architectural research, plus hand-on development efforts.

This position is responsible for enhancing and maintaining existing software products as well as developing new products. The ideal candidate has a strong desire for excellence, with confidence in their expertise, and is a creative problem solver.


  • Design, develop, document, test, and debug new and existing software systems and/or applications for market sale or large-scale proprietary software for internal use.
    • Work with the Product Managers to outline features for the product roadmaps.
    • Work with different teams and products to understand requirements and design solutions.
    • Identify and evaluate new technologies for implementation.
    • Consult with end user to prototype, refine, test, and debug programs to meet needs.
  • Serve as technical expert on development projects.
  • Participate in full development life cycle including requirements analysis and design.
  • Write technical specifications based on conceptual design and stated business requirements.
  • Work without supervision on the most complex projects.
  • Complete latitude for independent judgment.
  • Assist and mentor less experienced peers.
  • Actively participate or take the lead in all Agile ceremonies.
  • Other duties as assigned

Staff Management

  • Manage workloads, expectations, and communication of progress between staff and upper management.
  • Manage employee’s performance, time off requests, one to one meetings, quarterly check-ins and goals, & growth opportunities.
  • Manage a team of developers to implement new features and address defects, 2-4 direct reports are optimal for this position.
  • Mentor and provide technical guidance to employees, facilitate teamwork, provide guidance, and motivate & recognize staff.
  • Help identify and address staff training needs.
  • Work with senior management and HR to recruit new staff.
  • Ensure procedures are followed by staff members.
  • Help identify, prioritize, and execute tasks to meet project deadlines.


  • Typically requires 15 or more years of experience.
  • Proven previous experience at the Senior Software Engineer role.
  • Superior working knowledge of Agile Project development methodology and the ability to implement those methodologies in active projects.
  • Proven experience and knowledge of the relevant programming language requirements for this role and the ability to share that knowledge with team members.
  • Proven leadership as a project leader or as a subject matter expert.
  • Coordinate project activities of co-located and remote team members.
  • Clear and concise communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Presentation and mentoring skills

About Us

This is Fortra, where we're making a difference by offering a best-in-class solutions portfolio, proactively adapting to the ever-evolving cybersecurity threat landscape, and putting people first. Fortra is a cybersecurity company like no other. We're known for our innovative software and services, world-class support, and the commitment and satisfaction of employees across the globe. Our approach is different, and we’re proud of that. For more information about what it's like to work for us, and learn about our culture, benefits, or perks, connect with us on LinkedIn.

We Are Fortra

Our people make us great. Our employees are a resilient and diverse group of global problem solvers, proactive protectors, and relentless allies, empowered to show up every day authentically, ready to fight the good fight with Fortra. Here at Fortra, we believe we're stronger when we're all stronger. That's why we're committed to supporting and empowering our employees through a host of offerings, including competitive benefits and salaries, personal and professional development opportunities, flexibility, and much more!

Visit our website to learn more about why employees choose to work for Fortra. Remember to check out our Glassdoor to learn what our employees are saying and connect with us on LinkedIn.

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status.