Principal Engineer, Systems at JumpCloud

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Principal Engineer, Systems at JumpCloud
Louisville, CO and Denver, CO and Remote

Do you enjoy solving challenging problems using the latest technologies within a great team? Even better knowing that your work is highly visible and mission critical for thousands of organizations around the globe? JumpCloud ( is searching for the best in the business when it comes to helping to design and build the next generation of server management and directory software. We built a disruptive new technology called Directory-as-a-Service® and it is reinventing a two decade old monopoly, giving organizations freedom of choice with their IT solutions. 
We’re looking for an experienced Principal Engineer to help lead our Systems Engineering team and help shape the company’s strategy around how we manage our customer’s systems. You’ll be leading the design and implementation of game changing features for our customers. The System Engineering team is tasked with seamlessly integrating our customer’s systems into their JumpCloud ecosystem. We want our customer’s systems to be a seamless gateway which securely and quickly allows access to all of their applications, be they local, in their I.T. data center, or in the public cloud. You’ll be working on desktops, servers, and notebooks and all of the modern operating systems. Come be a part of an exciting team which is critical to the success of JumpCloud.
What you’ll be doing:
  • Work directly with executives and principal engineers to align the strategy of the systems engineering team with the company goals
  • Help lead the systems engineering team to design and implement functionality which tightly integrates Mac, Windows and Linux client systems with the JumpCloud SaaS portal
  • Help the team to work through the countless design trade-offs necessary to deliver significant features in an iterative fashion
  • Support our product managers to provide initial level of effort estimates and/or to design proof of concept experiments which help to inform our product roadmap
  • Have a major impact across the engineering org by being a role model and mentor for other engineers
  • Make key technology decisions, inform build vs buy decisions, and inform new product development vs technical debt discussions
  • Partner with other Software Architects in the company to help drive our overall technical strategy and to help improve our processes, techniques and technologies
  • Get your hands dirty as needed helping to implement and review particularly gnarly features 
We’re looking for…
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 8+ years of delivering native software applications on one or more modern operating systems (i.e. Mac, Windows, or Linux) in a variety of languages (Java, Python, C, or C++) with a strong interest to learn and work in Go. (Bonus points for already having some Go experience)
We support a deep and broad technology stack. In order of preference, the successful candidate will have experience with the following:
  • OS Internal APIs
  • Agent development for client systems
  • Native GUI Application Frameworks
  • SaaS architectures, especially microservices and RESTful APIs
  • The successful candidate should be strong in at least one of our target OSs; should be comfortable in at least one more; and should be interested in all 3.
  • 5+ years working on an agile development team with expertise in the entire development lifecycle, from roadmap definition through delivery.
  • Understanding of the challenges faced by modern I.T. shops in deploying and managing their fleet of desktop, servers, and laptops.
  • Somebody who still knows how to bang out code with the best of them.
We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity national origin, veteran or disability status. 
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  • Product
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    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen


We are located in the business park adjacent to the Home Depot off of McCaslin Boulevard in Louisville!

An Insider's view of JumpCloud

What’s the vibe like in the office?

A key trait for us is having an open, positive mind. We believe that taking the road less travelled - or at least exercising that path - will create new, different, and interesting ideas. We ask our teams to always consider the outside-of-the-box solution to a problem and encourage them to try those creative ideas.


VP of People

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I work with multiple teams across the organization to highlight and recruit for openings at JumpCloud. We like to have a diverse group of people in our interview process. Hiring at pace is a huge goal for JumpCloud so it's essential for us to build connections with all of our stakeholders.


Manager, Talent Acquisition

What makes someone successful on your team?

My team members feel empowered to create, design and execute with a lot of freedom at JumpCloud. This enables them to take an active role in their career development and the development of other team members at JumpCloud.


Manager, Learning and Development

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I'm available pretty much anytime via email, Slack, phone, in person. More than the communication vehicles and time, I really like to dig in on projects with our teams. By working on important issues together as just another voice or hand to help, I think that helps the team feel that I'm accessible to them and there to help.



How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

One of the core roles in our engineering group is called pathfinder. They are constantly looking at different areas of our product and future plans and coming up with innovative new ways to achieve these. These engineers lead sessions with cross-functional teams on how to leverage their innovations for competitive advantage in the marketplace.



What are JumpCloud Perks + Benefits

JumpCloud Benefits Overview

JumpCloud offers

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
JumpCloud employees can contribute up to $2750.00 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 50% of annual salary up to $10000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
JumpCloud's health insurance policy covers up to ___% of out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
JumpCloud provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes ___.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
JumpCloud sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
JumpCloud offers an unlimited PTO program to our team members.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
JumpCloud hosts company outings Monthly.
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
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