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Principal Software Engineer- SRE



Software Engineering
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Predictive analytics and machine learning power Socure’s groundbreaking technology and fuel our mission to verify 100% of good identities in real time and completely eliminate identity fraud on the internet.

Socure is the world leader in digital identity verification and fraud prevention. Our recent awards include Forbes 2022 America’s Best Startup Employers, The Forbes Cloud 100, The Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies.

Listen to why some of the world’s top technology investors see the enormous, transformative potential in Socure’s mission and products:


The Principal Software Engineer- SRE is a key position focused on enhancing the performance and scalability of a cloud-based SaaS platform. This role demands strong problem-solving skills, expertise in scripting and compiled languages, and an understanding of cloud-scale technologies.


  • As a Principal Software Engineer- SRE you'll play a very important role in our products' success

  • You will also drive projects to integrate benchmarking into our continuous integration and test automation frameworks

  • Design and implement solutions to evaluate and improve performance and scalability of SaaS Platform

  • Architect solutions for microservices to do self service performance and scalability evaluation

  • Root cause performance and scalability issues and contribute to product code to alleviate these issues

  • Optimize sizing of deployed component instances for cost optimization

  • Support extended teams in troubleshooting problems, such as system malfunctions

  • Provide feedback, propose solutions and suggest improvements in the product

  • You will partner with SRE and developers to develop best practices, author blogs and white papers

  • You will present internally and at conferences.


  • 7-9 years of proven experience in software engineering, focusing on performance and scale.

  • 7+ years of experience with systems engineering and software development

  • Deep understanding and hands on with AWS cloud architecture

  • Proven expertise in solving OS level and database performance optimization

  • Excellent understanding of CI/CD systems and experience with improving build and release processes.

  • Understanding of cloud-scale, serverless and micro services architecture.

  • Experience resolving both higher level (system architecture) and lower level performance problems

  • Excellent communication with ability to lead discussions.

  • Excellent solving skills and great attention to detail

  • Experience supporting an enterprise-level SaaS environment

  • Ability to find root cause of performance bottlenecks

  • Experience in solving problems of load, scale, and optimizations of sophisticated large-scale deployments

  • Experience with Linux profiling tools like perf, bcc, etc.

  • Expert in scripting languages (Python) and compiled languages (Java, GO)

  • Expert in distributed computing system and stack

  • Comfortable with Linux, Docker, AWS, GIT in terms of both tools and systems engineering

  • Experience with enterprise software capacity planning a big plus

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 12+ years of experience in software engineering, focusing on performance and scale.

Socure is all about encouraging people to push the boundaries of what’s possible through top-tier performance, innovation, ownership, and shared expertise.

We empower excellence by providing great perks and benefits to both our fully remote employees in North America and our hybrid teams in India.

To learn more, check out Socure’s Career Page:

Socure is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity of all kinds at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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