Principal Software Engineer, Cloud Platform

COMPANY:  Raven Industries

Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57104-5931 US

STATUS:  Exempt
REQ ID:  28205

For 60 years, Raven has developed, marketed, and produced technical solutions to great challenges. Utilizing our strength in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation, Raven today is a leader in precision agriculture, high-performance specialty films, and situational awareness markets. Our purpose to Solve Great Challenges is bold and authentic; it keeps us grounded in markets that have meaning, provide profitable growth, and align with our values.

Raven Applied Technology is dedicated to feeding a growing world population. How would you like to see your creation every time you take a drive through the countryside and know it is putting food on the table? Our technology in precision agriculture drives tractors down the field, wirelessly connects the field and the office, and protects the environment with controlled outputs. Join our team, and help farmers around the world grow more with less.

Raven Applied Technology is seeking a Principal Software Engineer will work with the Cloud Platform team to architect, develop, and maintain GraphQL APIs, infrastructure, and monitoring to serve our mobile, web, embedded, and autonomous platforms.

Essential Functions
• Research, write, develop, test, and evaluate software.
• Work with teams to facilitate deployment related to software.
• Determine purpose, application, and feasibility of new or enhancement of existing software.
• Create and update documentation for designs, and all phases of the project.
• Work with external customers to troubleshoot and solve problems.
• Coordinate engineering efforts and provide engineering assistance to internal teams or external customers.
• Keep abreast of new developments in the fields of engineering design, methods, and applications.
• May provide or assist with training needs as it relates to new or existing software.
• May assist with quote or request for quote process.
• Plans and executes complex engineering activities.
• Performs work of a complex scope, where data requires in-depth evaluation of various factors.
• Exercises independent judgment with broadly defined practices and policies in obtaining results.
• Has critical project technical leadership responsibility; may plan or delegate work assignments for lower level engineers and technicians.
• Displays outstanding contribution and impact to the team and projects.
• Innovative in nature, and contributes new product ideas.



• Expert engineer with 12+ years of career experience, with Bachelor's degree. 10+ years with Master's degree. 6+ years with PHD. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Furthers knowledge of profession through continued education and/or seeking mentorship.

• May contribute to profession through writing white papers.


• Significant Linux experience.
• Experience with some set of C++/Rust, Go/Java/C#, and PHP/JavaScript/TypeScript/Node.js.
• Experience designing and implementing APIs following various patterns and frameworks including REST, GraphQL, gRPC, etc.
• Experience with various databases such as MySQL/PostgreSQL and Cassandra/DynamoDB/Cosmos.
• Experience with streaming platforms such as Kafka/Kinesis/Event Hub.
• Experience with Cloud Computing (Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure).
• Experience designing and implementing fault-tolerant and highly available distributed systems.

• Ability to rapidly construct proof of concept demo applications.
• Furthers knowledge of profession through continued education and/or providing mentorship.
• Ability to apply design theory and methodology.
• Well-developed problem analysis and problem solving techniques.
• Team player who is self-motivated, and has ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Ability to communicate effectively with team members and leadership staff.


Raven is an EO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled.

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