Principal Engineer Jobs in San Mateo, CA at Coupa Software

Title: Principal Engineer

Company: Coupa Software

Location: San Mateo, CA

Salary: $100K – $150K*

Category: Enterprise Technology

Job Description

Job Profile:

An Principal Engineer/Architect is a hands-on, talented, innovative, and practical individual with functional experience to design, implement and support products and product components on a predictable schedule.

Capable of working under minimal direction and exercising considerable latitude, they will provide technical expertise in developing solutions to complex software engineering problems, which require frequent use of ingenuity and creativity.

Experienced in designing application-focused solutions, performing architectural analysis, and identifying issues and provide solutions for the business problems.

Sound functional knowledge of enterprise application architecture in Spend Management domain including Procurement, Sourcing, and Financial Transaction Processing.

Work in an agile environment where quick iterations and good feedback are a way of life.


Develop the target state architecture for the most complex projects, which define the end-to-end solution for the most strategic or complex project within Coupa and is utilized as the source of truth for planning and execution across business and technical domains.

Document the solutions leveraging existing standards and create new templates where required; present them to project-specific governing bodies for review and approval. Consulting skills are imperative to gain consensus on solutions proposed.

Wide knowledge of architecture standards and patterns, a passion for advocating their correct usage and excellent communication skills (written and verbal).

Work alongside Development Managers to review and/or create the feature designs for the major/minor releases and also participate in defect analysis for maintenance releases to ensure the robust functional resolution to the customer-facing issues.

Provide technical guidance and mentorship to engineers, designers, and developers.

Engage cross-organizational teams such as Product Management, Integrations, Services, Support, and Operations, to ensure the success of overall software development, implementation, and deployment.


Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, computer engineering, systems analysis or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience.

5+ years of system implementation experience in a large IT organization with large, complex enterprise system implementations

5+ years of experience developing business applications

3+ years defining high-level design for one or more business domains.

3+ years of experience interpreting and predicting outcomes of existing business processes and current technology solutions.

Broad knowledge of middleware/application integration products

Demonstrated proficiency in understanding and executing enterprise architecture and software development life cycle methodologies

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Valid through: 6/16/2020


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