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Principal Engineer - Software



Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to be a part of something great? Want to join a 20,000-member team that works on the technology that powers the world around us? Looking for an atmosphere of trust, empowerment, respect, diversity, and communication? How about an opportunity to own a piece of a multi-billion dollar (with a B!) global organization? We offer all that and more at Microchip Technology, Inc.

People come to work at Microchip because we help design the technology that runs the world. They stay because our culture supports their growth and stability. They are challenged and driven by an incredible array of products and solutions with unlimited career potential. Microchip’s nationally-recognized Leadership Passage Programs support career growth where we proudly enroll over a thousand people annually. We take pride in our commitment to employee development, values-based decision making, and strong sense of community, driven by our Vision, Mission, and 11 Guiding Values; we affectionately refer to it as the Aggregate System and it’s won us countless awards for diversity and workplace excellence.

Our company is built by dedicated team players who love to challenge the status quo; we did not achieve record revenue and over 30 years of quarterly profitability without a great team dedicated to empowering innovation. People like you.

Visit our careers page to see what exciting opportunities and company perks await!

Job Description:

Showcase your coding expertise as a Software Principal Engineer in Microchip’s Secure Computing Group developing systems and services to establish an end-product Root of Trust. As a team member, you will help develop internal software systems used in Microchip manufacturing facilities throughout the world.

Job responsibilities will focus on a quickly growing C++ client/server application with database backend for handling secure data. As part of a small team, there is opportunity to apply and develop skills across the entire development lifecycle, including:

  • Coding new features and tests that balance performance with maintainability and future use-cases.

  • Developing and improving the system’s testing infrastructure. From small unit tests to complex end-to-end integration tests.

  • Performing code reviews, collaboration, and mentorship for other team members.

  • Updating and creating new documentation for multiple audiences. From users of our client API to backend developers.

  • Working on scripts and processes while supporting users and developers of the software with inquiries, to maintain use of the system.


  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline

  • BS with 10+, or MS with 7+, years of software engineering experience

  • Majority C++ Windows applications, some Linux

  • Experience designing and maintaining complex software systems

  • Scripting experience working with Python

  • Experience with software development tools:

  • - Integrated Development Environments and Debugging (Visual Studio)
  • - Build systems and tools (cmake, make, MSVC)
  • - Version control software (Git)
  • - Issue and bug tracking process (Jira)
  • - CI and testing tools (Jenkins)
  • - Documentation tools (Doxygen, Confluence)
  • Understanding of Agile software development methodology

Desired Skills

  • Client/Server architectures

  • - Authentication schemes, load balancing and redundancy
  • Understanding of security/cryptographic concepts

  • - Symmetric (AES) and asymmetric (ECC and RSA) cryptosystems
  • - Cryptographic hashing, encryption, and signature schemes
  • Experience with database usage and development including:

  • - Schema definition, Stored procedures, Database synchronization
  • - Relational databases: PostgreSQL, SQL Server, and Oracle

Travel Time:

0% - 25%

Physical Attributes:

Handling, Hearing, Lifting, Other, Reaching, Seeing, Talking, Works Alone, Works Around Others

Physical Requirements:

Monday - Friday 8 hours/day (8 am - 5 pm); Standard Office environment. Working on computers. Standing 5% / 15 minutes, Sitting 95% / 8 hours, Inside 100% / 8 hours

Pay Range:

We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive base pay, restricted stock units, and quarterly bonus payments. In addition to these components, our package includes health benefits that begin day one, retirement savings plans, and an industry leading ESPP program with a 2 year look back feature. Find more information about all our benefits at the link below:

Benefits of working at Microchip

The annual base salary range for this position, which could be performed in Colorado, is $70,000 - $163,000.*

*Range is dependent on numerous factors including job location, skills and experience.

Application window will remain open until qualified candidates have been identified.

Microchip Technology Inc is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to the EEO is the Law Poster and the EEO is the Law Poster Supplement. Please also refer to the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.