Principal / Lead Software Engineer



Software Engineering
San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Are you passionate about solving complex business problems and real world challenges? Do you thrive in a dynamic startup work environment that constantly pushes you to be the best you can be? Are you ready to work with motivated colleagues and veteran entrepreneurs who strive for excellence in everything they do?

Define the future of Financial Systems by innovating at the juncture of technologies of AI and Big Data. This “new” financial revolution is changing how any financial instrument like securities, derivatives, etc. are traded and settled in Wall Street and around the world. PeerNova’s mathematical verification of underlying data simplifies audit and regulatory compliance and reduces billions of dollars spent in these functions. Financial institutions are looking to leverage big data solutions as systems of record for risk analysis and decision-making more now than ever before. Come, join this revolution!

PeerNova seeks a talented Principal Software Engineer reports to the Sr. VP of Engineering and is responsible for major software architecture decisions. PeerNova’s flagship product that is being used by the largest banks in the world to make confident and timely decisions using high-quality data.


PeerNova’s Partnership and Engineering team works in a dynamic environment where fast-paced innovation meets rock-solid execution. Our goal is to deliver PeerNova’s consensus data solutions platform to the market with partners, based on use case.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical guidance in software design and development activities
  • Participate in design reviews and recommend improvements
  • Provide training and mentor other engineers when required
  • Develop most effective technical solutions to meet business requirements
  • Work with other engineers in planning, prioritizing and executing assigned tasks within deadlines, assisting in risk assessment and mitigation activities
  • Computer Science BS or MS degree or equivalent with 8+ years of professional experience
  • Fluency in Java, Hadoop, Spark, RDBMS/SQL and Protobuf/gRPC
  • Strong systems engineering, concurrent programming and distributed systems background
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills
  • Working experience in designing, building, and maintaining microservices
  • Expert at agile multitasking
  • Deep customer empathy, understanding motivations, pain-points and operating environments
  • Self-starter attitude, working with minimal guidance and a bias for action
  • Understanding of operating systems architecture and Linux environment
  • Experience in messaging systems (Kafka, etc.)
  • Experience in container technologies and cloud environments like AWS or Google cloud
  • Familiarity with compiler design and implementation


  • Knowledge of Golang, C/C++ and scripting languages
  • Contributor to open sourced projects

At PeerNova, you get to work on cutting-edge technology and make a real difference in the world of business – while enjoying these awesome benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Flexible PTO
  • Stock Options
  • 401(k)
  • Discounted pet insurance
  • Weekly paid lunches
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Company outings
  • Free snacks
  • Shopping discounts
  • Career development
  • Commuter benefits
  • Wellness Care