Principal Software Engineer

Kuala Lumpur Permanent RM240000 - RM300000 per annum + 16 days AL, attractive salary, benefits

Our top Agritech client is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Principal Engineer to join our client’s dynamic team. The successful candidate will play a key role in shaping and optimizing their infrastructure while demonstrating proficiency in a range of technologies. This position requires a strategic thinker who can test hypotheses, implement infrastructure changes, and navigate modern technology stacks.


  • Test hypotheses and implement infrastructure changes with a deep understanding of system functionality.
  • Stay agile with emerging technologies, adapting and incorporating them into our systems.
  • Configure servers and APIs, and proficiently work with infrastructure, cloud services, orchestration, containers, and modern stack technologies, especially data and Python.
  • Demonstrate expertise in frontend and middleware technologies such as Node.js and MQTT.
  • Identify and resolve bottlenecks within the team, focusing on technical debt that impacts infrastructure performance.
  • Understand and work with data, SQL code, and transformations.
  • Possess a few areas of deep technical expertise to contribute valuable insights.
  • Implement algorithms using a variety of technologies.
  • Engage in infrastructure code development and deployment, with a solid understanding of DevOps practices.
  • Consider the data and AI perspective in all aspects of work.
  • Bring more than 10 years of relevant experience to the role.
  • Proficient in Python, Javascript, AWS, and Google Cloud.
  • Familiarity with frontend frameworks such as React, Angular, and Vue is a plus.
  • Knowledge of relational databases, specifically PostgreSQL and MySQL, is advantageous.
  • Exhibit excellent problem-solving, analytical, leadership, and communication skills.

If you are a seasoned professional with a proven track record in infrastructure optimization, cutting-edge technology implementation, and leadership within a collaborative team environment, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join our client as we embark on innovative projects that push the boundaries of technology and drive our company’s success.

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Job Information

Job Reference: JO-2401-341146
Salary: RM240000 - RM300000 per annum + 16 days AL, attractive salary, benefits
Salary per: annum
Job Duration:
Job Start Date: 28/03/2024
Job Industries: Technology
Job Locations: Kuala Lumpur
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: AWS, DevOps, JavaScript, NodeJS, Python

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