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Principal Software Engineer

Company: C. H. Robinson
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

At C.H. Robinson, we are working to transform the logistics industry through the delivery of products for our customers, carriers, and supply chain partners. The digital connectivity organization is responsible for building and maintaining B2B integrations with CH Robinson partners (customers, carriers and third parties). Through connectivity, the group automates B2B business process enabling seamless transactions and delighting partners.

As a Principal Software Engineer, you'll have the ability to influence the roadmap working with cross-functional partners prioritizing for reliability and overall carrier experience. In addition, the role is responsible for impacting and continuously improving our engineering culture, process and mentoring other engineers across the organization.

This position may be located in Eden Prairie/Minneapolis, Seattle, Kansas City or Chicago.


  • Lead the design and implementation of complex B2B integration features and solutions.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to a team of talented software engineers.
  • Drive architectural decisions and contribute to the overall technical strategy of the B2B integration platform.
  • Collaborate with product management to define requirements, scope, and timelines for new features.
  • Participate in code reviews, ensuring high code quality, scalability, and maintainability.
  • Investigate and resolve complex technical issues, working closely with support.
  • Stay current with industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to B2B integration.

    Required Qualifications:
    • 10+ years of hands-on software development experience, with a focus on B2B integration, APIs, and data exchange.
    • Proficiency in .NET (C#), React and Node (JavaScript).
    • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience working with distributed version control systems such as git and CI/CD tools.
    • Experience with communication methods, including Web Services, FTP, HTTP, RESTful APIs, SOAP, and WSDL.
    • Proven track record of designing and delivering high-quality, scalable software solutions.
    • Exceptional problem-solving and debugging skills, with a keen attention to detail.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
    • Familiarity with cloud platforms, containerization, DevOps practices.
    • Experience with data streaming architecture and frameworks (Kafka, ESB)
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Software Engineering, IS, MIS, or other technology degree or minimum 4 years of equivalent work experience and high school diploma/GED

      • Master's degree in computer science, CIS, or related field (or equivalent work experience in a related field)
      • Experience with integration platforms, message brokers, and middleware tools, etc. is a plus.
      • Experience working with Apache Kafka, MongoDB, Redis, Kong & Azure PaaS services.
      • Experience working with file-based integrations and formats, preferably with EDI X12 & EDIFACT.
      • Prior experience in a technical leadership or mentorship role is highly desirable.
      • Possess solid communication skills and strong customer focus
      • Effective collaborator, experienced in creating technical partnerships across teams
      • Experience directly or indirectly leading high performing teams with the ability to assess and grow software engineering talent
      • Values a diverse and inclusive work environment

        Questioning if you meet the mark? Studies have shown that women and people of color may be less likely to apply unless they match the job description exactly. Here at C.H. Robinson, we're building a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel they belong. If this position excites you, we welcome you to apply whether you check all the preferred qualifications or just a few. You may just be our next great fit!

        Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

        C.H. Robinson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe in equality for all and celebrate the diversity of our employees, customers and communities. We believe this increases creativity and innovation, drives business growth and enables engaged and thriving teams. We're committed to providing an inclusive environment, free from harassment and discrimination, where all employees feel welcomed, valued and respected.

        Affirmative Action Employer/EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran


        Your Health, Wealth and Self

        Your total wellbeing is the foundation of our business, and our benefits support your financial, family and personal goals. We provide the top-tier benefits that matter to you most, including:
        • Two medical plans (including a High Deductible Health Plan)
        • Prescription drug coverage
        • Enhanced Fertility benefits
        • Flexible Spending Accounts
        • Health Savings Account (including employer contribution)
        • Dental and Vision
        • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance
        • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
        • Paid and floating holidays
        • Paid time off (PTO)
        • Paid parental leave
        • Paid time off to volunteer in your community
        • Charitable Giving Match Program
        • 401(k) with 6% company matching
        • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
        • Plus a broad range of career development, networking, and team-building opportunities
          Dig in to our full list of benefits on OUR CULTURE page.

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