Principal Engineer (f/m) 80-100%

Attention talented individual! This is not just another job posting.

This is an opportunity to challenge yourself and make your mark on the world. You’ll finally be able to contribute your skills and expertise to a company - and to a product - making a real difference in the lives of millions of people every single day.


Doodle revolutionizes the way the world schedules meetings. Our suite of scheduling tools enables individuals and enterprises around the world to own their time, be more productive, and grow their businesses. We’re the industry leader in scheduling technology with 30 million monthly users, and we’re just getting started.

Now’s your chance to join 80 ambitious engineers, designers, product managers, marketers, and salespeople on a mission to make great meetings happen. Be a part of a global team headquartered in Zurich, with offices in Atlanta, New York City, Belgrade, and Berlin.


Who we’re looking for

A principal engineer is an engineering professional who has several years of experience working in her/his respective field of engineering. Principal engineers are responsible for providing guidance and oversight to multiple teams working on numerous products or developing various forms of technologies. They are leaders who think strategically and have a long-range goal in mind. They provide the technical vision of engineering solutions and platforms to ensure customer satisfaction and/or contribute to profitability of Doodle.

Ideally you have

  • 8+ years of experience as an engineer and in-depth knowledge of web technologies including JavaScript (ES5/ES6+)
  • In-depth knowledge of web technologies
  • In-depth knowledge of complex applications and related systems and is able to design oversee connections between applications and systems
  • Knowledge of back-end technologies including Java with Spring Boot is a plus
  • A data-driven and agile mindset
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Fluent English

What the role involves

  • Design and code solutions of a superior technical standard
  • Recommend new technologies to improve system performance and reliability.
  • Own department wide backlog
  • Guide the global development, implementation, integration and maintenance of secure and scalable systems and solutions
  • Contribute to the maintenance and sustainability of the overall IT architecture
  • Develop prototypes and proof of concepts
  • Analyse, define and further develop the technical architecture of Doodle in alignment with organisational goals
  • Ensure, review and approve requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations of new developments
  • Advise the business, CTO and management regarding innovative improvements
  • Weekly report to the CTO
  • Provide technical support for other engineers
  • Jump into the different cross-functional teams to kick-off new architectures and projects with technical and design specifications
  • Manage dependencies and collaborate with all stakeholders, including product teams, enterprise sales, third parties, vendors and suppliers

What’s awesome about working at Doodle?

  • Top talent deserves a competitive salary
  • Develop yourself and work on interesting projects in an open-minded and diverse culture
  • Every Doodler gets a yearly budget for education, conferences, and learning resources
  • Party with your colleagues at international retreats
  • Travel to some of our lovely offices worldwide
  • Enjoy a cozy office atmosphere with plenty of plants, fresh fruits and a fridge full of drinks (beer too!)
  • Premium Doodle memberships, also for your friends and family

So, get in touch!

At Doodle, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities (EEO) are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation. Doodle embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work and our products will be. We want to hear from you, so please don’t hesitate to apply!


We do not accept unsolicited CVs from Third Party Agencies.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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Perks & Benefits

Like what you've been reading so far? Here's a little peak at some of the extras...

  • Personal development

    Commitment (and budget) for further education and development. We want to make sure you're always learning something new.

  • Office life

    Friendly, talented coworkers and a fun office environment. Weekly game nights and plenty of time to hang out together. Just ask us!

  • Travel

    Exciting interoffice travel possibilities (Berlin, Zurich, Belgrade, and the USA). Visiting other Doodlers is encouraged. Even without a specific reason :)

  • Fuel

    Mate, soda, coffee, and fresh fruit. All the good things that keep a tech company running full steam.

Team & Culture

We're a tight-knit team of 70 (or so) spread out over four different countries. We’ve got our home-base in Zurich and awesome offices in Berlin, Belgrade, Atlanta, and NYC. 

We’re not a huge company so our team structure enables us to quickly implement new ideas before they get stale on the corporate ladder. Everyone here is encouraged to contribute or experiment, and if we’re in agreement about a new decision we go for it.


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