Principal Engineer

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India | Technology | Full-time


About us

WeWork is a global platform for creators, providing hundreds of thousands of members around the world with space, community and services that enable them to do what they love and create their life’s work. 

WeWork India, is run by the Indian real estate conglomerate, Embassy Group and commenced operations in 2017. Currently, it has over 62,000 members and 43 locations and six cities in India - Bengaluru, Mumbai, Gurugram, Noida, Hyderabad, and Pune. Its portfolio comprises small and medium enterprises, start-ups, large businesses, freelancers, etc. Our mission is empowering tomorrow’s world of work. 

Flexibility is paramount in today’s workforce and the WeWork India team is laser-focused on fuelling growth opportunities and fortifying its position as the leading flexible workspace brand with customisable and innovative solutions for all businesses. In October, WeWork India made its first investment in Bengaluru-based conferencing and collaboration platform, Zoapi. Founded in 2019, Zoapi is a unified conferencing and collaboration solution provider for enterprise companies, coworking spaces, and education centres.

WeWork India’s latest brand campaign ‘Great Inspires Great’, showcases the breadth of products at WeWork India which makes it the ideal end-to-end workspace solutions provider in a hybrid and flexible world. WeWork’s products include digital offerings like On-demand, All Access, Managed Office by WeWork, and its space as a service portfolio consisting of private offices, custom build offices, and conference rooms, among others.

WeWork India is the country’s leading flexible workspace provider that offers a personalised experience to different types of professionals with varied needs through its innovative and customised offerings. WeWork India is home to a community of diverse set of people – from innovators to visionaries to dreamers and go-getters, making it a space where people meet and inspire each other to achieve greater heights of success. You can learn more about our team and organisation here. Read more about our culture code to understand how we do things.

About the role

As a Principal Engineer, you will play a key role in driving the technical direction, architecture, and development of our platform. You will lead a team of talented engineers, collaborate closely with cross-functional stakeholders, and contribute to the continuous improvement of our products and services. You will be playing a key role in setting up the architectural foundation and direction to our core engineering platform projects.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of a scalable and robust software platform for our new coworking platform, ensuring high performance, reliability, and security.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to the engineering team, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence.
  • Architect and optimize system architecture, infrastructure, and APIs to support the growth and evolution of our platform, taking into account scalability, flexibility, and maintainability.
  • Collaborate closely with product managers, designers, and other stakeholders to define requirements, prioritize features, and deliver high-quality solutions that meet business objectives and user needs.
  • Conduct code reviews, performance analysis, and debugging to ensure code quality, maintainability, and adherence to best practices and coding standards.
  • Stay updated on emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices in software engineering, and evaluate their potential impact and relevance to our platform.
  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation in our development processes, tools, and methodologies to increase efficiency, productivity, and quality across the engineering organization.
  • Participate in cross-functional initiatives, projects, and strategic planning efforts to support the overall growth and success of the company.

Experience and qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 7-9 years of experience in software development, with a strong track record of architecting and delivering complex, scalable, and mission-critical systems.
  • Proven expertise in full-stack development, including proficiency in one or more programming languages (e.g., Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby) and modern web development frameworks (e.g., React, Angular, Vue.js).
  • Extensive experience with cloud-based technologies and platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) and containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Strong understanding of software engineering principles, design patterns, data structures, and algorithms.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and coach engineers, foster a culture of learning and growth, and drive technical excellence and innovation.
  • Proven track record of driving technical strategy, architecture, and roadmap, and delivering high-quality software products in a fast-paced, agile environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

WeWork India is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our employees and members. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

We expect all employees to embody our values and all aspects of employment including the decisions to hire and promote, are based on merit, competence, performance and business needs.

Our total rewards philosophy is aimed at providing compensation that is competitive, performance-linked and helps us attract and retain the talent we need to drive our business forward and serve our members. As part of WeWork India, our commitment to you is that you’ll be surrounded by career opportunities in a culture that fosters collaboration, flexibility and inclusion