The Principal Engineer is a key member of Alegion’s Software Engineering team. As a Principal Engineer, you are responsible for conceptualizing, implementing and maintaining Alegion’s AI Enablement SaaS Platform and related software products. The Principal Engineer is a technical leader who possesses extensive architecture and implementation experience, breadth of knowledge across multiple business domains and technologies, and strong leadership and mentorship abilities. The Principal Engineer is acknowledged as a technical expert, and is sought after for both leadership and the knowledge of how to design and implement software solutions for complex business problems.


  • Participate as a technical member of an Agile team to develop Alegion’s AI Enablement Platform.
  • Collaborate with architects and software engineers on architectural reviews and design discussions and propose improvements and solutions.
  • Ensure the reliability and high availability of Alegion’s critical systems, applications and services.
  • Work closely with the Product Owner to groom user stories, including providing design and implementation details, estimating effort, and contributing to acceptance criteria.
  • Develop clean, well-designed, reusable, scalable code following TDD practices.
  • Strive to achieve a high level of unit, integration and acceptance test coverage.
  • Pair program with fellow engineers and perform code reviews of their design and code.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to the engineering team.
  • Drive the establishment and improvement of software engineering standards and best practices.
  • Share knowledge with peers in dev shares, code dojos, and lightning talks.
  • Provide thought leadership and innovation to advance the overall state of technology in the engineering organization.
  • Help ensure a pragmatic balance between software craftsmanship and delivery of business value.
  • Embody Alegion’s cultural values in your everyday work and interactions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical field.
  • 12+ years of software engineering experience in multiple business domains and technology stacks.
  • 7+ years of experience designing and building distributed, large-scale SaaS enterprise systems.
  • High proficiency and technical leadership in Java and other open source technologies.
  • Experience with Front End JavaScript frameworks (e.g. React, Angular).
  • Hands-on, in-depth experience with AWS or other cloud infrastructure technologies.
  • Experience with containerization (e.g. Docker), infrastructure automation (e.g. Chef, Terraform), microservices, serverless architecture (e.g. Lambda), messaging and streaming (e.g. Kafka, SQS).
  • Experience practicing OOP, TDD, CI/CD in an Agile software development environment.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of software technologies and solutions, considered a subject matter expert in more than one technology domain.
  • Machine learning, Computer Vision, and crowdsourcing experience a big plus, but not required.
  • Start-up experience and entrepreneurial spirit highly preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation).
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.


We have methodically built a strong team of talented software engineers from the best companies in Austin and other locations. We adhere to the Alegion Engineering Manifesto, a set of principles we follow in our everyday execution and interactions. Our software engineers work in small, co-located Agile teams, each team with a dedicated Product Owner. We constantly iterate on what we build and how we execute. We value learning and continuous improvement above all.

The pillars of our Engineering organization:

  • Technical Excellence
  • Flawless Execution
  • Innovation
  • Continuous Improvement


Do you want to help work in the most exciting and impactful technology space of our time? Do you want to serve those who want to work and create new opportunities in the global workforce?

Alegion is transforming how enterprises execute on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning projects, while transforming the way people work. Our AI enablement platform integrates human intelligence at scale into the creation of high-quality training data, the validation and scoring of AI models and real-time exception handling. We do this through our advanced data and task management platform and our growing network of on-demand trained human data specialists. By combining human intelligence and artificial intelligence, Alegion processed large-scale and complex data tasks that provide the context, emotion and humanity that machine intelligence cannot achieve while delivering the highest quality results, at scale, and at the most effective cost.


Alegion’s AI Enablement Platform is a robust technology system that supports a wide array of data processes designed specifically for AI, ML, NLP, Computer Vision and Deep Learning systems. It provides the ability to define and configure complex data task workflows including multi-step and conditional paths for text, photo, video and audio. It also manages the distribution of tasks to human data specialists based on required skillets and other criteria and has built-in quality control processes that provide exceptional data quality, predictable pricing and scale to process large volumes of data-intensive tasks.


  • We have a well-defined mission, and strongly-held core beliefs and cultural values
  • We promote a workplace where employees can make an impact beyond financial results
  • We believe in being truly Agile in every decision, action and interaction
  • We recruit talented employees who are a strong fit for our culture and high-performing teams
  • We value learning and teaching, and heavily invest in employee development and growth
  • We foster a collaborative, team-focused and autonomous work environment


  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Competitive health and insurance benefits
  • Meaningful stock grants
  • Open PTO plan
  • 12 company-paid holidays
  • 401K


  • Austin, TX or Remote US


To complete your application you must (1) apply and submit a resume using the Apply feature on the job link page and (2) complete two Predictive Index assessments. The PI Assessment link below will initiate the first survey. The link for the second survey will be sent to the email address that you provide in the first survey form.

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Alegion is an equal-opportunity employer and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.