Principal Software Engineer, Cloud Platform

COMPANY:  Raven Industries

Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57104-5931 US

STATUS:  Exempt
REQ ID:  28205


At Raven, we aspire to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. This purpose drives the work and passion of our team members, and it unites our businesses. For over 65 years, we’ve collaborated together, learned together, grown together, and served together. Discover a career with Raven and help us solve the world’s next great challenge.


In Raven Applied Technology, our team members help farmers grow more food and operate sustainably. From field computers, sprayer controls, and software services, to fully autonomous driverless ag technology, we develop solutions that solve challenges for ag professionals around the globe. Join our team to work on disruptive, life-changing, and autonomous technologies that are shaping the future of agriculture. 


As a Principal Software Engineer you 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.


Not all benefits are created equal, but we’ve got you covered. Raven not only offers a wide range of benefits that encourage wellness and preventative care, but we also provide the right tools and programs to help you achieve it.  Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, company-paid life and disability insurance and 401k.  We offer workplace flexibility policies to promote work/life balance in addition to paid time off (PTO) benefit.  Team Members can also take advantage of additional benefit programs such as education assistance, our onsite fitness center or fitness center reimbursement, employee assistance program (EAP) and much more.


Raven is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


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