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Principal Developer - Web & Mobile Application Engineering

Miramar, FL
What You Need To Know

Open the door to a groundbreaking tech career with an industry leader. Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits is North America's preeminent wine and spirits distributor, as well as a family-owned, privately held company with a 50+ year legacy of success. To create a new era in alcohol beverage sales and service, we're heavily invested in the most transformative new technologies - and the most brilliant tech professionals. Southern Glazer's was named by Newsweek as a Most Loved Workplace and is included on the Forbes lists for Largest Private Companies and Best Employers for Diversity.

As a full-time employee, you can choose from a full menu of our Top Shelf Benefits, including comprehensive medical and prescription drug coverage, dental and vision plans, tax-saving Flexible Spending Accounts, disability coverage, life insurance plans, and a 401(k) plan. We also offer tuition reimbursement, a wellness program, parental leave, vacation accrual, paid sick leave, and more.

We offer continuous learning and career growth in a fast-paced environment where you are respected, your voice is heard, and technology is part of our strategy for success. If you're looking to fill your glass with opportunity, come join our FAMILY.


As a Principal Engineer focused on web and mobile application engineering, you will orchestrate the development of market-leading web and mobile applications. This role demands a blend of technical mastery, strategic acumen, and leadership excellence. Your insights will navigate the architecture of our applications, ensuring they are scalable, secure, and capable of delivering unparalleled user experiences.

Primary Responsibilities

Scope and Impact:
  • Architect and oversee the development of high-caliber web and mobile applications, ensuring they align with our strategic objectives and meet market needs.
  • Champion innovative approaches in application design, promoting scalability, performance, and security across our product portfolios and platforms.

Strategic Contribution:
  • Drive the technology strategy for web and mobile application development, collaborating with other leaders to integrate emerging technologies and methodologies that enhance our competitive edge.
  • Lead the exploration and adoption of modern application frameworks and tools, ensuring our engineering practices remain at the forefront of industry developments.

Delivery Responsibilities:
  • Manage the full lifecycle of our web and mobile application projects, from concept through to delivery and support, maintaining adherence to deadlines, quality standards, and budget.
  • Advocate for "shift-left" practices, incorporating security and performance considerations early in the development process to streamline delivery and enhance product quality.

Leadership Accountabilities:
  • Develop and mentor a team of web and mobile application engineers, fostering a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and learning.
  • Facilitate an agile development environment, optimizing workflows and encouraging collaboration across teams to achieve excellence in product development.

Specialized Skills and Technologies

  • Advanced proficiency in modern web technologies (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, React, Angular, Vue.js).
  • Deep understanding of mobile application development (iOS/Android) and cross-platform frameworks (React Native, Flutter).
  • Expertise in implementing responsive and adaptive design principles.
  • Knowledge of microservices architectures and API design (REST, GraphQL).
  • Experience with cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) and cloud-native development practices; experience with Azure preferred.
  • Proficiency in DevSecOps practices, including CI/CD, containerization (Docker, Kubernetes), and infrastructure as code.
  • Strong grasp of application security best practices and familiarity with compliance standards.
  • Experience with database technologies (SQL, NoSQL) and data modeling techniques.
  • Proficiency in automated testing frameworks and test-driven development (TDD).
  • Understanding of Agile methodologies and project management tools (Jira, Asana).
  • Knowledge of source control management with Git and GitHub workflows.
  • Familiarity with performance optimization techniques for web and mobile applications.
  • Experience with user authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments.
  • Understanding of server-side languages (Node.js, Java) and frameworks (Express, Spring Boot, Next).
  • Ability to lead and define processes such as code reviews, architectural discussions, and development best practices.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in software development, with significant expertise in web and mobile application engineering.
  • Demonstrated success in architecting and leading the development of complex web and mobile applications.
  • Strong strategic thinking and leadership skills, with a proven ability to inspire and guide teams towards achieving exceptional outcomes.
  • Excellent communication abilities, capable of articulating technical visions and strategies to a variety of audiences.

Physical Demands

  • Physical demands include a considerable amount of time sitting and typing/keyboarding, using a computer (e.g., keyboard, mouse, and monitor), or adding machine
  • Physical demands with activity or condition may include walking, bending, reaching, standing, squatting, and stooping
  • May require occasional lifting/lowering, pushing, carrying, or pulling up to 20lbs

EEO Statement

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, an Affirmative Action/EEO employer, prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits provides competitive compensation based on estimated performance level consistent with the past relevant experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education of employees. Unless otherwise expressly stated, any pay ranges posted here are estimates from outside of Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits and do not reflect Southern Glazer's pay bands or ranges.