Verizon Principal Software Engineer in Denver, Colorado

What you’ll be doing...

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will engage at all levels with an experienced cross-disciplinary staff. You will be solving deep technical problems and building innovative solutions in a fast paced environment working with smart and passionate team members. You must have hands-on experience building scalable services. Your responsibilities will include owning the overarching solution, working closely with software engineering teams to bridge key technical relationships, and driving projects towards success.

You will work closely with product owners, additional stakeholders and software engineering teams to define the roadmap, architecture and success metrics for new system capabilities, build scalable services, and influence the broader Verizon Location Services (VLS) development strategy.

As a Principal Software Engineer you’ll be a technical leader, establish technical standards and drive engineering practices. You’ll work on VLS’s hardest problems - building high quality, architecturally sound systems that are aligned with our business needs. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills as well as the technical background to fluently interact and provide guidance to software engineers and architects.


  • Serve as a technical lead on our most demanding, cross-functional projects.

  • Ensure the quality of architecture and design of systems.

  • Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions.

  • Fully and completely understand system interdependencies and limitations.

  • Possess expert knowledge in performance, scalability, mobile application architecture, and engineering best practices.

  • Effectively research and benchmark technology against other competing systems in the industry.

  • Contribute intellectual property through patents.

  • Assist in the career development of others, actively mentoring individuals and the community on advanced technical issues and helping managers guide the career growth of their team members.

  • Exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience.

What we’re looking for...

You will need to have

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.

  • 10+ years of software engineering experience, including Java and/or related languages.

Ideally you have

  • Master's degree preferred

  • 10+ years of experience leading large-scale projects.

  • 10+ years of experience in networking, multi-threaded applications, inter-process communication, and complex software development.

  • Significant experience in building high-performance, highly-available and scalable distributed systems.

  • Experience designing, building and managing Internet-scale APIs

  • Experience mentoring and growing software engineers

  • Ability and willingness to learn new technologies quickly.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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