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Principal Cloud Engineer

Job Location San Jose, California


The Principal Cloud Engineer will be responsible for building and scaling cloud backend services platform, mature SDLC and engineering support processes.  In this role, the position will be required to provide technical leadership, play lead developer role for development and support of high scale cloud IoT backend that captures data 24 hours a day supporting millions of devices, makes data accessible at scale via APIs and front-end web systems, and leverage established tools to automate the operation and maintenance of such systems with high levels of performance and availability.


  • Architecture, development and support of IoT cloud backend platform and services
  • Work closely with product, engineering, QA, DevOps and support teams to define and refine our cloud platform to achieve company objectives.
  • Ensure high availability and provide application support to enable 24x7 monitoring
  • Recommend and continually optimize the engineering development practices and methodologies
  • Support and align with backend technology strategy and multi-year roadmap plans
  • Collaborate with other technology teams and to define protocols, API's, to operate and acquire data from large numbers of Internet-connected devices 
  • Develop and support all aspects of our cloud presence on Amazon Web Services
  • Mentor and guide junior engineers in the team


Experience, Education & Certifications:

  • Degree in Computer Science (preferably a master’s degree), Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • At least 10+ years of software development experience with latest 3 to 5 years in cloud development
  • Excellent architecture and modeling expertise
  • Strong hands-on experience in the development of a cloud-based SaaS product 
  • Experience in Internet of Things (IoT) architecture is preferable
  • Experience in developing distributed cloud applications and systems using Java and Scala preferably on AWS
  • Working experience in Spark, Akka, AWS EC2, RDS, Aurora, Elastic Search, DataStax enterprise Cassandra, MySQL
  • Experience in Agile/SCRUM enterprise-scale software development
  • Experience developing connected devices application with knowledge of streaming protocols and high-performance systems
  • Working in a distributed environment and has dealt with challenges around scaling and performance

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • In-depth understanding of cloud architecture patterns in the areas of distributed computing
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess strong analytical skills, with excellent problem-solving abilities in the face of ambiguity
  • Demonstrated understanding of high scale cloud architecture
  • Good understanding of scalable distributed computing systems, software architecture, data structures and algorithms using Hadoop, Apache Spark, Apache Storm etc.
  • Proficient in network, distributed, asynchronous and concurrent programming
  • Components of our system that are helpful to be familiar with AWS products such as EC2, S3, CloudWatch, and OpsWorks, Hadoop, Map/Reduce, AWS Lambda, AWS API Gateway, SQL and Cassandra database technologies, Aurora, Scala and Java.
  • Out of the box ideas and innovation
  • Demonstrate being a team player in every day work
  • Being pro-active and self-driven in all engineering decisions and deliverables


Sleep Number is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of sex; race; color; creed; national origin; religion; age; marital status; pregnancy; physical, mental, communicative or sensory disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.
Job ID 2018-18076
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