Principal Software Engineer, R&D

Job Summary: The Principal Software Engineer, R&D will oversee and take part in the architectural design, development, and maintenance of West Connectivity Platform. He will work with an international team to bring power of IoT in the Pharmaceutical space to enable more efficient and effective production flow as well as instrumentally contribute to West Pharma digital internal and customer facing capabilities. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Technical leadership • Work with the Director of Software Engineering to lead the delivery of complex digital products in a regulated space • Architect performant and reliable data intensive systems from prototypes to production • Lead technology decision with a long-term mindset • Take ownership of projects planning and deliverable • Design new features to match stakeholders’ requirements in collaboration with PM role • Ensure projects source code quality, documentation, and maintainability • Drive evolution of SDLC to improve quality and efficiency • Act as single-point-of-contact for project manager and stakeholders Team leadership • Coordinate teamwork in a structured and transparent manner • Ensure team and progress visibility to management and stakeholders • Ensure efficient collaboration in the team to drive efficiency • Ensure durable industry good practices know-how in the team • Evangelize project and team by driving collaboration with other local and overseas teams • Coach members to support their developments and enable them to perform to their best • Ensure company policies are known and followed by the team (Manager only) • Manage team members performance (Manager only) Other duties as assigned Education and Experience: • Master degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent preferred • 10+ years of related work experience Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Good ability to read/write/speak/listen in English • Ability to produce clear documentation • Ability to follow new technologies trends and identify potential interest • Solid development experience with various programing languages & databases • Extended programing experience in Nodejs, Go and Erlang/Elixir • Experience in building distributed and data intensive systems • Experience with device connectivity & protocols (HTTP, WebSocket, MQTT) • Experience with communication encryption preferred (TLS, PKI, Digital Signature) • Experience with firmware development a plus • Experience in Cloud services CICD & hosting • Experience in technical and team leadership • Experience coaching and mentoring junior member • Ability to manage the work of a team in a fast-paced and complex environment with a self-motivated work ethic; use sound judgment with an ability to manage multiple priorities with a sense of urgency • Ability to work in a virtual environment in a global organization and to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment in making decisions and resolving complex problems related to general and technical aspects of the job • Scrum master or project manager experience a plus • Able to comply with the company’s safety and quality policies at all times Competencies/Authorities • Management of the IoT Platform Software Development team Physical and Travel Requirements • Less than 10% travel, including international and within Asia Pacific • on-call work required