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Principal Full Stack Software Engineer

Austin, Texas


GoDaddy engineers are shifting the global economy to support small businesses worldwide to create beautiful online experiences for their customers that help them grow and manage their business. We work fearlessly to build innovative solutions, platforms and business applications tailored to the unique needs of the small business owner. Using a collaborative, agile, small team approach we make cutting edge technologies simple and effective. Our team of technologists do the heavy lifting, so our customers can focus on making their dreams come true.

  • Full-time
  • Level: Mid
  • Travel: Yes

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Job Description

About GoDaddy

GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 19 million customers worldwide, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs everywhere, making opportunity more inclusive for all. To learn more about the company visit

Principal Full Stack Software Engineer tasked with leading technical design, architecture and implementation of GoDaddy Do It Yourself and Do It For You products, systems, and services.

As a Principal Full Stack Software Engineer on our GoDaddy Austin team:

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Lead technical software design, architecture, development,

maintenance, and support efforts across geographically, technically, and experientially

diverse teams.

  • Collaborate with a diverse background of engineering, product,

and operations team members to deliver the best solution for our customers.

  • Be continuously engaged as a thought leader within the GoDaddy Product

Development organization

  • Represent GoDaddy at technology conference, seminars, and trade shows

  • Drive the decision making process for product roadmaps in

collaboration with senior engineering leadership and senior product leadership

  • Mentor and train engineering organization members to share your

passion for software, your appreciation for engineering discipline, and your

respect for the craft of software development

  • Design and architect scalable/performant systems

  • Have a direct impact on the company’s top line and bottom line performance.

  • Be hands on coding in the development of scalable applications (50% or more of your time)

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 12+ years professional experience with designing, implementing,

deploying, and maintaining scalable and performant systems comprised of

front-end and back-end components and services

  • Expert level of knowledge of current trends and best practices in software

engineering with the ability to be an advocate for organization wide change and

implementation of better processes and technologies

  • Expert level of knowledge coding standards, data structures and

algorithms, and software development processes

  • Passion to develop elegant and cutting-edge solutions for

real-world small business problems

  • Effective, efficient communication with local and remote


  • Unselfish, team-first attitude. We organize into 4-7 person

teams, and we celebrate successes and learn from failures together.

  • Embrace the approach of focused design, building something

quickly, learning from it, and adjusting over 2 weeks, instead of investing

months in planning.

Here’s what we use:

  • Java/JVM, Scala, Kotlin, Javascript, Node.js, React, PHP,

MySQL, Postgres


  • AWS - RDS, S3, SQS, CloudFormation, ECS, EC2, EKS, Kinesis,

Dynamo, Aurora

  • Apache Spark, Apache Beam, Airflow, Tableau, Kibana, Datadog

  • Git, Jenkins, Ansible

GoDaddy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status or civil partnership/union status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. GoDaddy will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with local and federal requirements.

If you need assistance completing an application for a position with us, please reach out to our Recruiting Team at

Please note that GODADDY does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.

To submit your application to this position, please click Apply . On the next screen, after you click Apply, click Create to establish your candidate account. If you have previously created a candidate account, please slick Sign-In and use that account to complete your application.

Job ID R007492


  • Healthcare

    GoDaddy helps keep employees fit and healthy with generous health benefits. From the best medical, vision, dental, and disability to on-site health and wellness assessments and employee assistance plans.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    GoDaddy is a strong believer in the value of higher education. The Education Reimbursement Program encourages our employees to pursue further education and advancement at the company.

  • Professional Development

    GoDaddy offers programs to help advance the careers of our employees. Programs include instruction led by our trainers, as well as opportunities for Tuition Reimbursement.

  • PTO

    GoDaddy encourages employees to take time away from work to Live Passionately. GoDaddy goes above and beyond to provide opportunities to enjoy time away from work and we provide generous time away to rest & recharge.

  • Work/Life Balance

    We know that maintaining a work/life balance is the key to success. At GoDaddy, we provide many perks and amenities to help facilitate this balance.

  • Retirement Plans

    GoDaddy looks closely at the retirement provisions and provides a competitive 401k employer match program. Our retirement plans are designed to fund a comfortable retirement for our employees.

The amazing thing about GoDaddy wasn't that we were able to define a company standard and have that standard meet or exceed our goals in defining it. The amazing thing was how open the teams were to joining forces to investigate, decide, evangelize and engage on a change like this.

Chris Evans, VP of Engineering

I haven't met a developer yet who doesn't want to change the world for the better with their work.

Blake Irving, GoDaddy Board Director & Former CEO

The product team combines data and customer insight to deliver impactful experiences around the world. Working here is an opportunity to make a difference globally by helping individuals make a living and bring their ideas from inception to reality.

Steven Aldrich, Chief Product Officer


Our diverse employee population reflects the customers we serve. We support and celebrate everyone on our team through our Employee Resource Groups, open and inclusive to all.

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