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Principal Software Engineer
Remote, Kansas, United States

Job Title

Principal Software Engineer

Job Description

Teamworks, the Operating System for Sports™, powers more than 6,500 sports organizations worldwide, including collegiate athletic departments and teams across all major professional leagues. With over 300 exceptional employees located across ten different countries, Teamworks’ software solutions drive the operations of the most recognizable sports properties in the world.

Our Integrations team is looking for an enthusiastic, problem-solving Principal Software Engineer who will design and build high-quality, scalable developer solutions for all of Teamwork’s product lines. These solutions will allow other internal engineering teams to tightly integrate their web and mobile applications with the Teamworks platform. You’ll be a key member of a small team – with significant influence over software design and architecture discussions – and you’ll own the complete software development lifecycle for your product.

This fully remote role is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join the team leading the digital transformation of elite athletics.


  • Analyze product problems and system performance and use that to architect and develop secure, performant solutions that scale.
  • Deliver quality, well-tested code to our microservices and web applications.
  • Take a leadership role in guiding design and architecture discussions within a Kanban-style environment.
  • Facilitate seamless communication with various engineering teams, actively contributing to the integration of microservices. Additionally, provide assistance to these teams as needed during the integration process.
  • Establish and maintain coding standards and participate in code reviews.
  • Streamline workflows by automating repetitive tasks and actively assisting the team in identifying and capitalizing on additional opportunities for automation.
  • Detect and mitigate bottlenecks in processes and performance to optimize overall operational efficiency.
  • Sustain the resilience of the engineering team by fostering mentorship, effective delegation, and collaborative initiatives.
  • Produce useful and concise application and infrastructure documentation for appropriate audiences.


  • Telecommuting is OK
  • No Agencies Please


Required Qualifications:


  • Extensive experience (8+ years) in software development, with a significant portion focused on -Python programming.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading and delivering complex Python-based projects.
  • Experience designing, delivering, and maintaining revenue-impacting applications at an enterprise scale.
  • Previous experience in a senior or lead engineering role.

Technical Skills

  • Expert-level proficiency in Python programming and related frameworks (e.g., FastAPI, Flask, Django).
  • Strong expertise in REST/JSON APIs.
  • Extensive experience with relational databases and Object-Relational Mapping frameworks (ORMs), leveraging technologies such as PostgreSQL and SQLAlchemy.
  • In-depth knowledge of software architecture and design principles.
  • Strong understanding of distributed systems and microservices architecture.
  • Hands-on experience with event-driven architecture, leveraging technologies such as AWS EventBridge.
  • Experience in leveraging message queuing systems to enhance the scalability and reliability of applications, optimizing for high-volume data handling and real-time processing. e.g., Kafka/RabbitMQ/AWS SQS.
  • Solid understanding of software testing methodologies and automated testing tools.
  • Experience with cloud platforms and services, such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.
  • Proficiency in using version control systems (e.g., Git) and continuous integration tools.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of web security protocols, encompassing authentication and authorization mechanisms.
  • Understanding of authentication technologies and standards such as SAML, OAuth, OIDC, JWT.
  • Experience with CI/CD tooling such as GitLab.


  • Ability to create clear and comprehensive technical documentation.

Essential Traits:

Leadership and Communication:

  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to guide and mentor team members.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.


  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to architect robust and scalable solutions.
-Experience in identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks and optimization challenges.

Innovation and Continuous Learning:

  • Demonstrated ability to stay up to date with industry trends and adopt new technologies.
  • Proactive approach to exploring and implementing innovative solutions.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
  • Experience with monitoring tools like Datadog for effective system observation and analysis.
  • Experience with DevOps tools in a cloud environment, including Terraform, CDK, Kubernetes, Docker, and related technologies.
  • Experience in a diverse range of programming languages, including but not limited to PHP, Ruby, JavaScript/TypeScript, and Java.
  • Experience with contemporary front-end frameworks such as React, Angular, or Vue.js.
  • Experience with Atlassian products such as Jira and Confluence.
  • Experience effectively collaborating asynchronously with team members located in various time zones.

About the Company

What we offer:

  • A role in shaping the future of sports and a career that grows as the company grows.
  • An exceptional culture of high achievement and teamwork.
  • Supportive and humble colleagues who are some of the top problem solvers and innovators in the game.
  • Financial security through competitive compensation and incentives.
  • A comprehensive benefits plan, including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, and a 401K match.
  • Unlimited paid time off.
  • Additional educational opportunities via Range can be used for courses, conferences, and other options.
  • Company equity.
  • 100% remote-optional work setting.

Founded in 2006, Teamworks started out as a messaging platform supporting collegiate football teams. Since then, we have raised four institutional rounds of funding totaling over $100M, and our B2B SaaS product offerings have grown to solve complex operational workflows involving communications, scheduling, data collection, rules compliance, and other issues specific to elite athletics. In addition to providing the premier operations platform serving the sports industry, we’ve also built or acquired the top solutions for Athlete Academic success (Retain), Alumni Engagement (Communities), Athlete Experience (Pulse), Compliance Services (Compliance), Name, Image, and Likeness (INFLCR), Sports Performance & Nutrition (Notemeal), Recruiting (Whistle), and Human Performance (Smartabase) . Our product suite continues to grow, and we are the preeminent tech provider serving top-tier athletic organizations.

Our offices in Durham, NC, Brisbane, AUS, Reading, UK, Birmingham, AL, Broomfield, CO, and Boston, MA are open for work, collaboration, and optional team-building events – but we have team members who live in Florida, New York, and everywhere in between. Attendance is 100% optional, even for team members who live right down the road.

Teamworks is an equal opportunity employer - if you live our core values every day and are honest, hardworking, humble, committed, innovative, and an all-around exceptional person, you'll thrive at Teamworks. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and take affirmative action to not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected characteristics. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and training. Teamworks is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities who need assistance during the hiring process. To request a reasonable accommodation, please email

To all recruitment agencies: Teamworks does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Teamwork employees or any other organization location. Teamworks is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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