Remote Principal Software Development Engineer

Location US-Remote
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Information Technology


We are looking for a passionate and highly collaborative Principal Software Development Engineer (SDE) who will work across diverse agile teams and will be responsible for helping to set guardrails and create consistency in how we develop applications and services for Lifeway. As a Principal SDE you will lean in on more complex solutions by owning the design and guiding development teams in their execution. You will be helping all development teams work more efficiently and think strategically about their work and the performance of their products. In this role you will work closely with the Director, Digital Experiences, but will also be expected to be a technical lead for your SDE peers and continue to set high standards for the quality of work produced within the organization. You will work closely with the community of Sr. SDEs to review high-level proposals as well as provide input on the selection of technology. They take an interest at every level of development and are passionate about process improvement and innovation. This Principal SDE role will be dedicated to our engineering teams and would be familiar with building applications with React.js and familiar with its ecosystem (Redux, GraphQL, AWS AppSync, Jest, Next.js, etc.). This is a unique opportunity to combine the art of design with the art of programming, specifically taking an active role in how we can create innovative applications in the future.


Why Lifeway?


This is a place where you can bring your faith and work experience to join in the most important mission in the world: making disciples of Jesus Christ. Whether you’re a creator or storyteller, data guru or problem-solver, or anywhere in between, if you’re passionate about serving the church, we have a place for you. Lifeway has a strong Work from Anywhere (WFA) culture that is deeply focused on our mission and values. While headquartered in Nashville, TN, many of our positions are remote-eligible and have autonomy and flexibility with work hours. We provide equipment and resources to ensure team members have access to a productive and ergonomic workspace. Lifeway hosts all-team meetings several times per year and provides travel for key team gatherings for remote-based team members. Full-time employees are eligible for enrollment in our comprehensive benefits plans including healthcare, vacation and sick time, holiday pay, care days, 401(k) plan, maternity and paternity leave, adoption assistance, mission trip time, and more.

This is a remote position in the U.S with occasional travel to Nashville for in-person team gatherings. #LI-Remote 


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  • Designs and codes technical solutions for front-end and back-end architectures 
  • Provides test plan, script support, unit test support, and UAT testing support 
  • Evaluates software 
  • Troubleshoots and resolves technical problems 
  • Develops and evaluates plans for system and network implementations, maintenance, enhancements, and configuration changes 
  • Develops and improves relationships with internal customers and other divisional teams 
  • Collaborates with internal and external departments to accomplish various tasks and projects 



  • Lives out Lifeway’s mission and values, showing deep commitment to Kingdom work
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or related degree preferred
  • 5+ years using React or Redux in application / full-stack development
  • Experience with leading technical design teams, mentoring engineers, and complex problem solving
  • Ability to collaborate and interact with employees at a technical and non-technical level
  • Knowledge of software design and architecture
  • Knowledge of cloud application architecture
  • Agile experience (Scrum/Kanban)
  • Experience with Javascript, Typescript, Next.JS
  • Git, github experience
  • AWS (Amazon Web Services) or other cloud technology experience including AWS Lambdas, AWS AppSync
  • Message-driven or Event-driven architecture experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Some travel required


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