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Intuit Principal Software Engineer in San Diego, California


Intuit's Enterprise Architecture organization drives Intuit's technology strategy, standards and governance. It leverages a network of principal and distinguished architects and engineers across the enterprise to define, drive and monitor operational and engineering excellence priorities in acquiring and integrating (M&A) or solutioning and implementing (BUY and BUILD) technology solutions while maintaining the highest degree of engineering productivity and speed.

Come join the Enterprise Architecture Organization as a Principal Software Engineer. We are looking for creative problem solvers with a passion for operational and engineering excellence to join our team and revolutionize the way we influence through data.

What you'll bring

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or related area or equivalent experience

  • 10+ years of experience developing systems/software for large business environments (Java, J2EE)

  • 5+ years of experience designing complex distributed systems, management products or business applications

  • 5+ years of experience designing and developing mobile apps/widgets for iOS/Android platforms

  • Strong design and coding skills (Java, REST, JSON)

  • Strong experience with Databases design (SQL, NoSQL) and analytics

  • Strong OOD and SOA principles, with ability to implement them in a language of choice (Java/J2EE)

  • Strong experience leading design and implementation of robust and highly scalable web services

  • Skilled in software development lifecycle processes. Experience with SCRUM, Agile and iterative approaches a plus

  • Able to operate at highly varying levels of abstraction from business strategy to product strategy to high level technical design to detailed technical design to implementation

  • Synthesize achievable solutions from diverse inputs, alternative sources (build / buy / partner) and complex data

  • Prior working experience in utility computing and/or cloud computing domain highly desired

Team/Leadership Qualifications

  • Team player possessing strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills

  • Strong mentoring skills. Able to influence and communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical people

  • Demonstrated ability to work with global teams across time zones

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, complex technical environment.

  • High adaptability and flexibility

  • Experience driving for results across cross-functional teams while maintaining effective working relationships

  • Excellent communication skills. Communicates clearly, succinctly and persuasively to all levels of employees, customers and management (including executives)

  • "Self-starter" attitude and the ability to make decisions independently

Imagine a career where your creative inspiration can fuel BIG innovation. Year-over-year, Intuit has been recognized as a best employer and is consistently ranked on Fortune's "100 Best Companies To Work For" and Fortune World's "Most Admired Software Companies" lists. Immerse yourself in our award winning culture while creating breakthrough solutions that simplify the lives of consumers and small businesses and their customers worldwide.

Intuit is expanding its social, mobile, and global footprint with a full suite of products and services that are revolutionizing the industry. Utilizing design for delight and lean startup methodologies, our entrepreneurial employees have brought more than 250 innovations to market – from QuickBooks® and TurboTax®, to GoPayment,, big data, cloud (SaaS, PaaS) and mobile apps. The breadth and depth of these customer-driven innovations mean limitless opportunities for you to turn your ingenious ideas into reality at Intuit.

Discover what it's like to be part of a team that rewards taking risks and trying new things. It's time to love what you do! Check out all of our career opportunities at: EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Intuit will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with requirements of local law.

How you will lead

  • Drive significant technology initiatives end-to-end and across multiple layers of architecture.

  • Architecting and developing web, software, mobile apps, prototypes, sample code, or proofs of concepts (POC’s)

  • Drive design and implementation of durable and software solutions that will solve critical customer problems.

  • Recommend development best practices for application development.

  • Recommend and support development tools.

  • Capture requirements and use cases.

  • Deliver technical design and implement services that are scalable, easy to maintain and that interact with numerous other services

  • Deliver technical design and implement highly available, scalable, and secure web services with excellent quality.

  • Partner with other groups both inside and outside of Intuit for cross-functional design, solution integration and on-boarding of mobile/SaaS/PaaS/web/desktop offerings.

  • Passionate for continuous learning, experimenting and applying cutting edge technology and software paradigms.

  • Actively stay abreast of mobile/SaaS/PaaS trends and standards, recommend best practices and share learning.

  • Pursue and resolve complex or unchartered technical problems and share key learnings

  • Provide technical leadership and be a role model to software engineers pursuing technical career path in engineering

  • Provide/inspire innovations that fuel the growth of Intuit as a whole

  • Apply your experience and innovation to generate creative ideas for emerging business needs

  • Coach and mentor other engineers in process and methodologies

  • Provide perspective on leading industry trends, recommendations on new and emerging technologies, technology prototypes, patent proposals and engineering process improvements

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability. Intuit will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with requirements of local law.