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Principal Engineer

Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, ChinaTechnology

Job description

You will work directly with our tech, design, strategy and PM teams to design and build large scale digital products for Fortune 500s.

Think of micro-services architectures, mobile apps, eCommerce websites or payment processing components for millions of users.


  • Design solutions. Collaborating with various stakeholders, you'll design engineering solutions that answer the customer needs. This usually focuses on backend system design but also supports the frontend strategy and technology selection.
  • Lead the development . You will lead the technical implementation within a project. This means you'll spend time implementing core parts of the system, mentoring/reviewing more junior team members, helping to bring QA, DevOps and product management together and making sure the system is solid (both in terms of features, performance and security).
  • Collaborate with our clients. Most of our projects involve communication and strategizing with the product and tech teams of our clients to clarify strategies and design solutions. You will be the technical expert to represent Wiredcraft’s technical excellence.

Job requirements

  • Has 4+ years professional experience in software development. You should have solid technical chops and a track record of leading and contributing to software development projects. For reference, we mostly use Node.js and Java in backend and React/Next.js for web-applications.
  • Has strong communication skills, and fluent and/or conversational English skills. You should be able to discuss and explain complex technical concepts with colleagues and clients.
  • Can mentor the team. You strive to engage, mentor and motivate fellow engineers into working as a team and get things done.
  • Is transparent and wants to learn. We’re constantly trying out new patterns and solutions, challenging each other and discussing things in the open.
  • Value UI/UX and code quality. We all play an important role in shipping products that people want. That includes designing for users and creating maintainable architectures.

Bonus points:

  • Interest in products development methodologies
  • Deep expertise in at least one aspects of engineering.
  • Chinese skills (while not mandatory, will be useful)


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About Wiredcraft

Wiredcraft is a digital product consultancy focused on China.

We’re over 100 digital experts (Strategy, Program, Design, DevOps, Development, Data, Quality), mostly in Shanghai, with remote colleagues in Beijing, Singapore, Shenzhen, Paris…

We create, launch and scale digital products critical to our clients' missions: loyalty and booking for Hilton, e-commerce for Nike... On the surface, this looks like mobile, WeChat or Web apps, but our work transforms their business and leaves lasting changes in their organization.

We aim to be the best digital product team in the world, both for our clients and our colleagues.