Principal Engineer


3 months ago


The Position

You'll be joining 250 engineers across Frontend, Backend, SRE and QA. We're organised into cross-functional development teams assigned to specific product areas. Regardless of the specific team you will be joining, you will be working on building features, tools, APIs and integrations for one of our products.

Our backend is built with Elixir and Phoenix, with a Postgres database. We use React and Nextjs for our frontend. Gitlab is used as a version control tool and a CI/CD solution. Our applications are hosted on AWS. We fully rely on our CI for deployments and deploy multiple times per day.

We're organized into cross-functional development teams assigned to specific verticals and as the first Principal Engineer at Remote, you will partner closely with 15 staff engineers across the business.

What this job can offer you

  • Complex and meaningful challenges — solving them will enable people and businesses to live and operate in any country of the world.
  • Opportunity to have a significant impact on the business, you will be the first Principal Engineer at Remote — we are still very early in our journey as a company, and each change you make today is amplified by the company's growth. You can check out the Engineering Career Path to understand where this role sits in the engineering organization.
  • Pragmatic and product-focused Engineering culture - read more about our practices and work ethic here.
  • A lot of freedom to organize your work and life — you are not bound to daily standups, recurring meetings or other ceremonies.
  • Competitive salary, stock options, unlimited PTO and a set of perks and benefits.
  • A supportive and kind work environment where you can grow and challenge yourself to do your best work.

What you bring

  • You have experience as a Principal Engineer or in a similar seniority role, with a history of building, maintaining, and scaling complex software and systems.
  • Experience in scaling software systems to accommodate a growing number of contributors and teams.
  • A track record of mentoring and fostering the development of fellow engineers, and influencing engineering teams and projects.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a strategic and pragmatic approach to challenges, driving innovation and efficiency.


  • You'll report to: VP of Engineering
  • Location: Anywhere in the World
  • Start date: As soon as possible

Remote Compensation Philosophy

Remote's Total Rewards philosophy is to ensure fair, unbiased compensation and fair equity pay along with competitive benefits in all locations in which we operate. We do not agree to or encourage cheap-labor practices and therefore we ensure to pay above in-location rates. We hope to inspire other companies to support global talent-hiring and bring local wealth to developing countries.

At first glance our salary bands seem quite wide - here is some context. At Remote we have international operations and a globally distributed workforce.  We use geo ranges to consider geographic pay differentials as part of our global compensation strategy to remain competitive in various markets while we hiring globally.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $98,650 to $222,000. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location, and our job titles may span more than one career level. The actual base pay for the successful candidate in this role is dependent upon many factors such as location, transferable or job-related skills, work experience, relevant training, business needs, and market demands. The base salary range may be subject to change.

Application process

  1. Screening call with a Recruiter
  2. Hiring Manager Interview - Interview with an Engineering Director
  3. (async) Async exercise - System Design
  4. Interview with a couple of staff engineers to run through the System Design Exercise
  5. Interview with more of the team
  6. Executive interview
  7. Prior employment verification check