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Principal Engineer - Software



Chandler, AZ, 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.

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Job Description:

Join Microchip’s Secure Computing Group, developing systems and services to establish an end-product Root of Trust. As a team member, you will create internal software systems and aid the direction of projects and staff to create solutions implemented 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:

  • Researching, architecting, implementing, reviewing code, and documenting new features.
  • Developing and improving the system’s testing infrastructure, from small unit tests to complex end-to-end integration tests.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving complex software problems in client/server production software.
  • Working with the team to develop, maintain, and communicate schedules and status.
  • Updating and creating new documentation for multiple audiences, from users of our client API to backend developers.
  • Presenting technical information to small teams of engineers and technical marketing personnel.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline
  • 8 - 12 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 (Visual Studio)
  • Build automation software (cmake and make)
  • 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:

Hearing, Seeing, Talking, Works Alone, Works Around Others

Physical Requirements:

90% Sitting, 10% Standing/Walking

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.