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Principal Software Engineer

Online shopping has changed. Today’s eCommerce runs on selling products, not brands. SamCart is the only eCommerce software platform built for creators, by creators, who want to build a profitable digital business and experience personal freedom and growth.

Principal Software Engineer

About SamCart Engineering 

At SamCart, we are not coders – we are craftsmen. We are professionals who take pride in, and  hold ourselves accountable for, the applications that we build. We practice discipline in our  approach, demanding of ourselves highly performant, thoroughly tested, and exquisitely  designed code. We value honest communication, close collaboration, and lifelong continuous  learning. We are deeply empathetic to the impact our software has on the lives of our  customers; and we readily accept that great responsibility with humility, determination, and skill.

SamCart is looking for an innovative, dedicated, and experienced Principal Software Engineer to join our growing Software Engineering team. In this role, you will drive design,  implementation, testing, and release of our e-commerce product. Using modern tools and  methodologies, you will leverage deep technical knowledge of object-oriented design to ensure  simplicity, changeability, and longevity in our codebases. This is a fantastic opportunity to work  with a dynamic team of Designers and SDETs to deliver sophisticated e-commerce systems at Internet scale. 


  • Lead engineering teams in feature development, testing, and deployment across the full  application stack. 

  • Lead engineering culture by example, evangelizing best practices like test-driven  development and refactoring. 

  • Provide technical and architectural direction, balancing short-term delivery and long term functional and technical goals. 

  • Mentor and pair effectively with other engineers to deliver high-quality code. 

  • Author technical documentation for workflows and processes. 


  • Expert in full-stack software development leveraging front end frameworks (React, Next.js, etc.) and back-end frameworks (Go, Laravel, Ruby on Rails, etc.) 

  • Expert knowledge of multiple object-oriented programming languages (PHP, Python,  JavaScript, Java, Ruby, etc.) 

  • Professional approach to software craftsmanship with an unflinching commitment to the  disciplines of test-driven development, refactoring, simple design, collaborative  programming, and acceptance tests. 

  • Solid background in cloud-first environments and building cloud-native platforms in AWS. 

  • Demonstrated skill in building reliable software systems at Internet scale incorporating  fundamental design principles (design patterns, SOLID, etc.) in modern architectures  (serverless, microservices, etc.) 

  • Experience developing and deploying software in a containerized environment. 

  • At least 7 years of professional experience building software applications leveraging web application frameworks. 

This is what you’ll love about SamCart

Our co-founders always say “Their success is our success” and we believe that about our people too! We want everyone to love their job at least 80% of the time and when you are successful, the whole team is successful.

  • Each team has one offsite Hub Week per quarter to collaborate with team members (and others!) and plan for the upcoming quarter.

  • Diversity adds value to everything we do - We hire from and for a wide range of backgrounds and experiences to allow the team to bring their own unique ways of thinking and working to each project

  • We have unlimited PTO with an encouraged 14-day minimum to empower our team members to maintain a healthy balance in their day-to-day lives.

  • Yay, we have 401K!

  • Health Insurance premiums are covered 100% by SamCart for you +1, be it a significant other or child.

  • Supportive Parental leave policies for all parents

  • Career growth and development are essential here at SamCart and we want all team members to build sustainable, future-proof and adaptable careers.

  • Self-Care is important, which is why we offer a monthly wellness credit.

Our Core Values

Be Transparent - We communicate openly, thrive on feedback, and check our egos at the door.

Be Human - We operate with compassion and always assume positive intent.

Be an Owner - We are all owners of the business. We take pride in our work and know that the success of our customers and the business contributes to our individual success.

Be Creative and Commit - We collaborate, create resourceful solutions, and work as a team to get it done.

Be You - We are stronger together because of the unique qualities we each bring to the team. We believe in balance, making time for fun, and enjoying the work we do!

The US salary range for this full-time position is $220,000-$240,000. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by factors including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for during the hiring process. Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and does not include equity or benefits.

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