Principal Engineer



Software Engineering
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2024

Principal Engineer

About Us

Planful is the pioneer of financial performance management cloud software. The Planful platform, which helps businesses drive peak financial performance, is used around the globe to streamline business-wide planning, budgeting, consolidations, reporting, and analytics. Planful empowers finance, accounting, and business users to plan confidently, close faster, and report accurately. More than 1,300 customers, including 23andMe, Bose, Boston Red Sox, Five Guys, and Zappos, rely on Planful to accelerate cycle times, increase productivity, and improve accuracy. Planful is a private company backed by Vector Capital, a leading global private equity firm. Learn more at

About the role

As a Principal Engineer at Planful, you will play a pivotal role in architecting, designing, and developing robust .NET-based solutions that drive our products and services forward. You will lead a team of talented engineers, collaborating closely with cross-functional teams across our India and North America leadership hubs to deliver high-quality software solutions that meet business objectives. This role offers an exciting opportunity to leverage your expertise in end to end product development to drive innovation, mentor junior team members, and contribute to the overall technical vision of the organization.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience (12+ years) as a Senior/Lead Software Engineer or Principal Engineer, with a strong focus on full stack development.
  • Expertise in C#, .NET Framework/.NET Core, ASP.NET, Angular/ReactJS and other related technologies.
  • Deep understanding of enterprise software architecture principles, design patterns, and best practices.
  • Strong experience with database technologies such as SQL Server, MySQL, or PostgreSQL.
  • Experience in leading and mentoring engineering teams, fostering a collaborative and inclusive team culture.
  • Experience in working on enterprise applications which have gone through multiple transitions or transformations.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively articulate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and drive initiatives to successful completion.
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum methodologies and modern software development practices.


  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of .NET-based software solutions, ensuring adherence to architectural standards and best practices.
  • Collaborate with product management, UX/UI designers, and other stakeholders to define technical requirements and translate them into scalable and maintainable software solutions.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to a team of software engineers, fostering a culture of innovation, continuous learning, and excellence.
  • Conduct code reviews, identify areas for improvement, and mentor team members to enhance technical capabilities.
  • Drive architectural decisions, evaluate new technologies, and propose solutions that align with business goals and technical requirements.
  • Champion software quality initiatives, including automated testing, code quality metrics, and performance optimization.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to prioritize tasks, resolve technical challenges, and deliver high-quality software solutions on time.
  • Stay updated on emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices in .NET development, sharing knowledge and insights with the team.

Why Planful

Planful exists to enrich the world by helping our customers and our people achieve peak performance. To foster the best in class work we’re so proud of, we’ve created a best in class culture, including:

  • 2 Volunteer days, Birthday PTO, and quarterly company Wellness Days
  • 3 months supply of diapers and meal deliveries for the first month of your Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Annual Planful Palooza, our in-person, company-wide culture kickoff
  • Company-wide Mentorship program with Executive sponsorship of CFO and Manager-specific monthly training programs
  • Employee Resource Groups such as Women of Planful, LatinX at Planful, Parents of Planful, and many more. We encourage our teammates to bring their authentic selves to the team, and have full support in creating new ERGs & communities along the way