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Wheels Up Partners LLC Senior Principal Software Engineer in Seattle, Washington

Wheels Up is on a mission to democratize the private aviation space through cutting-edge technology and innovative product and service offerings. With the Wheels Up App, anyone can search, book, and fly on private aircraft from the world's largest marketplace of safety-vetted and verified planes, totaling over 1,500 whenever they have a travel need. It's as easy as booking an Uber or an Airbnb.

Wheels Up is building a solid technical community of Principal engineers who will set the standard for engineering excellence. The community comprises the Principal, Senior Principal, and Distinguished Engineers responsible for driving overall technical vision and architecture. They work on the most complex problems, building high-quality, architecturally sound systems aligned with our business needs. They remain hands-on and lead by example. By being close to the details, they earn respect needed to be effective technical leaders. Principal Engineers bring clarity to complexity and demonstrate intelligent ways to simplify. They are not only technical leaders at Wheels Up, but by participating/initiating open source projects and working with the true spirit of open source, they will be considered technical leaders across the globe.

  • Served in popular open source technologies and willing to start/participate in more.

  • Familiar with open source technologies such as Kubernetes, Hudi, Pravega, Delta Lake, etc.

  • 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, straightforward solutions.

  • Possess expert knowledge in performance, scalability, enterprise system architecture, and engineering best practices.

  • 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.

  • Lead teams and organizations to deliver on the Wheels Up transformation strategy

  • You will leverage your customer empathy, business acumen, and technical leadership to influence the business's priorities.

  • Lead a massive transformational effort in building scalable and distributed Wheels Up platform by participating/leveraging open source in a multi-cloud deployment model.

  • Exceptional collaborator: self-aware, empathetic towards others, and able to deliver results as a team.

  • Experience in building massively scalable applications and participating in leading open source technologies.

  • 12+ years of software development experience with a degree in Computer Science or equivalent professional experience.

  • Experience working with and evangelizing mature development practices and tools for source control, security, and deployment.

  • Highly collaborative with effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Team player who is eager to help others to succeed through mentoring and leading by example.

  • Self-starter and Self-motivated, able to learn and work autonomously.

  • Able to identify and lead technical efforts to solve real customer problems.

At Wheels Up, the leading private aviation company, we connect flyers to private aircraft – and one another – to deliver exceptional, personalized experiences – and we’re building an innovative marketplace to do so at scale. We are realizing our vision of making private flying and the private flying lifestyle accessible to millions of individuals, families, and businesses around the world.

Today, Wheels Up is the trusted private aviation solution for over 9,000 Members and Customers through our comprehensive suite of product offerings. With the Wheels Up App, Members and Customers can search, book, and fly on private from the world’s largest marketplace of safety-vetted and verified private aircraft planes, totaling over 1,500, whenever they have a travel need.

Over the last two years, Wheels Up has grown significantly by making several strategic acquisitions to accelerate our existing growth. These acquisitions, in addition to entering a groundbreaking partnership with Delta Air Lines has enabled us to provide unparalled experiences across private and commercial air travel.

In February 2021, Wheels Up entered into a merger agreement with a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) called Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corp., in order to become a publicly traded company. At that time, Wheels Up was appraised at an enterprise valuation north of $2B

Come join Wheels Up - One of the fastest-growing and most innovative private aviation companies in the industry!