Senior Principal Engineer

Narrative Science

United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 01/07/2021
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  • Company Address: 1 North Dearborn Suite 700, Chicago, IL, 60602

About Narrative Science

Narrative Science creates software that writes stories from data to drive understanding and results. Powered by artificial intelligence, our technology automatically turns data into easy-to-understand reports, transforms statistics into stories, and converts numbers into knowledge.

Job Description

We are seeking a Senior Principal Engineer to join our Lexio product development team. Lexio combines data analysis, natural language generation, and an intuitive user experience to reimagine Business Intelligence. A person who is great for this role is someone who uses creativity and innovation to make Lexio better for the end-user every day. 

We expect that all engineers can work full-stack to some degree, but we also know that most engineers have a primary focus.  You will have technical ownership over significant parts of the Lexio codebase. You will be challenged with a diverse set of projects including  greenfield product development and system-level platform improvements.

While technical work will be your primary focus, a person for this role has to be a problem solver at their core.  You have to be a collaborator who is energized by working with the entire spectrum of the Lexio team; engineering, product, design, customer success, and go-to-market. You need to be hungry to build something great and resilient to the fact that customer and user needs often change.  You take delight in:

  • Working on unique technical problems in the emerging field of data storytelling
  • Working in small teams to efficiently design and build solutions to novel problems
  • Mentoring people and believing that a great product comes from great team collaboration


  • 7+ years of professional software development experience
  • Proven expertise of Python or equivalent
  • Experience with Unix / Linux systems (e.g. Ubuntu, CentOS, RedHat, etc.)
  • Familiarity with cloud computing, particularly AWS
  • Demonstrated ability to write clean, helpfully-commented and readable code
  • A drive to learn constantly with an analytical and problem-solving mindset
  • A passion for growing as an engineer and helping others grow
  • Experience with owning a technical roadmap, defining developer standards, and promoting best practices across the engineering organization 
  • A knack for debugging unfamiliar problems 
  • Proven experience dealing with ambiguity


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