Principal Software Engineer


  • Bay Area (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Seattle, WA

We're looking for an experienced engineer with a demonstrated ability to define engineering standards and architect cross-platform client applications with exceedingly complex business and technical requirements. You thrive on solving new problems with capable teams and approach software engineering as a craft, not just a job. PrestoQ offers the unique challenge building an experience that spans enterprise services and consumer applications within the physical environment of a retail store.

Position Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment
  • 10+ years of industry experience designing, building, and maintaining native client applications
  • 5+ years of industry experience designing, building, and maintaining mobile applications for Android and iOS
  • Proven ability to work with a team of engineers to arrive at the best architecture, patterns, and coding standards for a cross-platform codebase
  • Confidence writing and debugging code in Objective-C, Swift, and Java
  • Proven ability to collaborate with back-end services to build and integrate new features
  • Knowledge of persistence solutions such as UserDefaults, Core Data, Shared Preferences and Realm
  • Confidence with MVC, MVVM and iOS and Android application architectures
  • Proven ability to set standards to ensure a codebase is verifiable including architecting unit, integration, and functional test systems as well as telemetry, monitoring and alerting systems
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics or a related field or comparable industry experience
  • Authorization to work in the United States

Ideal candidates have:

  • A mix of startup and large software company experience
  • Experience leading projects within an extremely fast-growing organization
  • Experience with Kotlin, React Native and a mastery of modern cross-platform frameworks and design patterns

About PrestoQ

With over $1.2 trillion in annual sales, grocery is the final frontier of retail not yet disrupted by technology. PrestoQ is an early stage startup with real clients building the technology platform that supermarkets will use to compete with the online giants who have conquered other retail markets. PrestoQ makes it cheaper, easier, and faster to shop at your local grocery store while improving profitability for the store.

Working For PrestoQ

We are working on a set of problems that require the best software engineers in the industry to get right. Our engineers are the pillars of the future of the company and they are treated and compensated as such. We're a small team of experienced industry professionals building an organization that can solve tough problems and values a collaborative environment.

Every PrestoQ engineer:

  • Is a seasoned senior or principal engineer with many years of industry experience working on big, complex projects
  • Has demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment
  • Considers software development a craft that they're on a lifetime journey to master
  • Will not settle for anything less than clean, SOLID, testable code
  • Takes ownership of their domain from the ground up, from architectural decisions to coding to testing to operations
  • Takes pride in keeping a tidy house with minimal technical debt
  • Leaves their ego at the door and ensures the best idea leaves the room
  • Is always experimenting with new technologies and learning new skillsets

If you've ever wanted to work on a project that blends a gorgeous consumer experience, sophisticated logistics, and scale that rivals the largest technology players, PrestoQ is the place for you.



Participate in the upside

Our team is the pillar of the future of the company and its members are compensated as such.


Precision and purpose with a balanced life

We're focused on moving precisely and with purpose. We know that you can't sprint non-stop. We believe that precise execution by seasoned talent will outcompete frenzied hackathons.


Senior team of seasoned professionals

Work on an experienced team with other industry-leading engineers who view software engineering as a craft. Sleep well at night knowing that you're backed up by an equally top-notch business team.


Comprehensive Healthcare

We help you stay healthy with medical, dental, and vision insurance