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Principal Software Engineer, Commerce - US Remote

Date:  Nov 22, 2022

Waltham, MA, US, 02451

Company:  Vista

Our Team:

We’re an engineering team of 200+ people who develop the technology to power Vista’s commerce platform that allow customers to easily navigate, discover and purchase the products that they need. We use a variety of modern technologies like Node, React, C#, Java, Kubernetes, Gatsby, and many more to build scalable solutions. Through a mix of Agile principles, technical excellence, and cross-functional collaboration.

We make customer happiness a daily reality through learning and working closely with customers, internal business partners, and cross-functional teams. We aim to build the right solutions, the right way. We speak many languages like JavaScript, Java, Python, as well as English, Spanish, and Arabic to name a few; but what’s most important is technical excellence, agnostic of language. We love Agile principles and bring these values to how we work. Happy people + collaborative environment = great products!

What You Will Do:

  • Define the technical strategy for undefined business problems, and drive clarity on those business problems.
  • Positively influence the subdomain, peers in other subdomains, and corresponding non-technical partners.
  • Demonstrate mastery of their product area. Offer technical innovation to drive opportunities in the product area.
  • Strategically breakdown work, reassembling into a cohesive launch, and works in parallel with other engineers. Design, develop, test, and deploy software.
  • Solve complex software problems with solutions that are logical, testable, maintainable, scalable and efficient.
  • Continually improve engineering excellence and drive best practices across the subdomain. Make the correct tradeoffs on the “ilities” and guide others in their subdomain and adjacencies.
  • Partner with peers in product, design, and data to improve processes and reduce roadblocks.
  • Drive technical updates to stakeholders and management. Clearly communicates architectural vision to related teams.
  • Provide mentorship for engineers and evangelize knowledge of discoveries and solutions to adjacent teams.

Your Qualifications:

At Vista, we are striving to hire individuals that add new ideas and perspectives to our teams and enhance our culture. No matter your background or work experience, we strongly encourage you to apply—even if you feel that you don’t meet the exact requirements or have the same qualifications. You might be a great candidate for this or other opportunities.

  • 10+ years of experience engineering full stack systems
  • 4 + years of influencing technology change/modernization across teams.
  • Experience of designing a functional ecommerce application
  • Proven track record of ability to convert an ambiguous problem into an operational technical design
  • Exceptional coaching and mentorship skills
  • Proven track record of being proactive, moving with purpose and identifying technical problems and risks efficiently.
  • Deep love for architecture diagrams and ability to see boxes and arrows as artwork

Nice to Have:

  • Curiosity: You are driven to understand our business, product, and technology, and to apply that knowledge to create better outcomes
  • Incisiveness: You think clearly and analytically. You fairly and holistically evaluate tradeoffs and have the intellectual reasoning to get the right answer most of the time.

Why You'll Love Working Here:

There is a lot to love about working at Vista. We are an award winning Remote-First company. We’re an inclusive community. We’re growing (which means you can too). And to help orient us all in the same direction, we have our Vista Behaviors which exemplify the behavioral attributes that make us a culturally strong and high-performing team.

About Us:

Vista is the design and marketing partner to millions of small businesses around the world. For over 20 years we’ve been inspired by small businesses, and we work incessantly to deliver solutions to their evolving needs. VistaCreate, 99designs by Vista and VistaPrint, all under the parent brand Vista, represent a full-service design, digital and print solution, elevating small businesses’ presence in physical and digital spaces and powering them to achieve success. Vista is focused on making great marketing and design accessible to every small business owner, allowing them to create a cohesive brand image for use in-store, online and on-the-go.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:

Vista exists to help our customers live their dreams. Each dream is unique – and the Vista team needs to be as well. We believe in the unique contributions of everyone within a diverse global organization. We are collaborative, inclusive, and innovative. We strive to role model and live an inclusive culture of fairness, respect and belonging for all. And we work together to empower each other, creating a space in which each of us can spark our next great idea.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Vista, a Cimpress company, is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, nationality, age, religion, citizenship, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender presentation, legal or preferred name, marital status, pregnancy, family structure, veteran status or any other basis protected by human rights laws or regulations. This list is not exhaustive and, in fact, in many cases, we strive to do more than the law requires.


Nearest Major Market: Waltham
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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