Principal Software Engineer

Cleveland OH Sherwin-Williams

The Principal Software Engineer plays a strategic role in designing and enhancing software applications, products, websites, and digital products across the organization. The role will be responsible for providing technical leadership, designing, developing, and testing highly complex software systems or applications for software enhancements and new products, including cloud-based or internet-related tools for internal and external consumption. The incumbent will provide technical solutions to enable the company to meet its strategic objectives through effective collaboration with business analysts, quality assurance testers, and project managers. The incumbent will lead others to ensure successful teamwork, effective development, and delivery of high-quality software solutions.


Here, we believe there’s not one path to success, we believe in careers that grow with you. Whoever you are or wherever you come from in the world, there’s a place for you at Sherwin-Williams. We provide you with the opportunity to explore your curiosity and drive us forward. Sherwin-Williams values the unique talents and abilities from all backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans. We’ll give you the space to share your strengths and we want you show us what you can do. You can innovate, grow and discover in a place where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show! 
At Sherwin-Williams, part of our mission is to help our employees and their families live healthier, save smarter and feel better. This starts with a wide range of world-class benefits designed for you. From retirement to health care, from total well-being to your daily commute—it matters to us. A general description of benefits offered can be found at Click on “Candidates” to view benefit offerings that you may be eligible for if you are hired as a Sherwin-Williams employee.
Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case and will impact where actual compensation may fall within the stated wage range. The wage range listed for this role takes into account the wide range of factors considered in making compensation decisions including skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled.
The wage range, other compensation, and benefits information listed is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, with or without notice, subject to applicable law.
Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract.
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  • Provide technical expertise in software planning cycles and connect with the team to provide feedback on product/project estimates and guiding the team in aligning with business goals and timelines​
  • Develop strategies to solve highly complex business requirements and analyze technical specifications to implement the requirements, ensuring optimal solutions for complex projects​
  • Design and architect software, applications, and database enhancements or new products in alignment with business requirements and technical specifications defined while considering scalability, performance, and maintainability of the systems​
  • Strategically guide the process of developing, building and testing software systems or applications to meet business requirements enabling the delivery of high-quality and timely solutions​
  • Drive high-quality, maintainable, and scalable code in various programming languages, provide guidance and mentoring to less experienced team members​
  • Lead the team responsible for conducting bug fixes to identify and remediate defects in software solutions and ensuring the overall stability and reliability of the software​
  • Supervise the technical documentation including code comments, design documents, and user manuals, while setting documentation standards for the team​
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to business analysts, quality assurance testers, and project managers to ensure that software solutions meet business requirements. Share relevant past experience and best practices to deliver the best.​
  • Provide high-level technical support to end-users, and make recommendations for enhancement or improvements to ensure the proper usage and adoption of software solutions


  • Required
    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field. In lieu of a degree, at least 12 years of experience in software development. 
    • One of the following certifications required: Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) and Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) 
  • Preferred
    • Additional Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) or equivalent certification


Knowledge & Experience

  • 10+ years of experience in software development in the software development industry 
  • Extensive expertise and knowledge of software development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies and best practices
  • Expertise and knowledge of software development tools, platforms, and languages
  • Proven end to end experience in leading the development, integration, testing, and deployment of highly complex cloud-based software solutions or internet-related tools
  • Proven experience in working with highly complex relational databases and advanced SQL techniques.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven experience in developing and leading the development of highly scalable and complex Microservices and in-depth knowledge of various integration patterns
  • Extensive experience in software architecture and design principles


Technical Skills 

  • Database Management Systems​
  • Programming Languages​
  • Code Prompt Engineering​
  • Cloud Technologies & Platforms ​
  • Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) Methodology​
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)​
  • Project Management Methodology​
  • Front-End Coding Languages ​
  • Web Services & APIs​
  • Systems Integration​
  • Source Control Systems​
  • Build Tools and Compilers​
  • Software Testing & Quality Assurance Methodologies & Tools​
  • Automated Testing Tools​
  • Solution Architecture Patterns ​
  • Containerization



  • Experience in Event Driven Integration Architecture 
  • Experience in product management & agile ways of working.
  • Experience creating and maintaining enterprise grade reusable technical services/products.
  • Experience in building robust CI/CD pipelines with embedded security
  • Experience with Observability solutions


This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, including conversion to H1-B visa.

This position has a hybrid work schedule with three days in the office and the option for working remotely two days.

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