Principal Software Engineer

| Greater LA Area
Are you passionate about learning and intellectually curious? Do you thrive in a fast paced, innovative work environment where team members hold themselves and others accountable? Are you energized by trying new things, have an agile mindset and enjoy making an impact? If the answer is YES, then we have the right job for you.
We at Core Digital Media are building the next generation web applications with modern architecture and infrastructure and are looking for experienced, high-octane Principal Software Engineer to join our team in Playa Vista, CA.


  • Analyze and troubleshoot applications in a timely fashion.
  • Review design and code to ensure they are architecturally sound.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentoring to engineers.
  • Develop prototype systems to demonstrate the capabilities of the proposed solution.
  • Evaluate existing components for re-usability and applicability.
  • Investigate and review 3rd party tools for applicability to the overall solution.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skill, problem solving ability, logic, and analytical skills.
  • Work with engineers to plan, prioritize and execute the tasks within deadline.
  • Maintain a broad knowledge of new technology tools and trends, and apply those tools to improving business processes.
  • Articulate and document the application architecture vision.


  • Hands-on experience with scalable and highly available consumer facing web application development & testing
  • Experience with Microservices, Gateways, Service Discovery etc.
  • Experience with industry standard architecture and design methodologies and processes
  • Performance modeling, profiling, monitoring, and troubleshooting experience
  • Experience with agile development, continuous delivery, and DevOps
  • Test Driven development experience with a clear understanding of the tool stack. Expertise in unit test, building Integration, smoke and regression testing suite and code coverage process.


  • 6+ years of experience in software development and testing using Java, Spring/Spring Boot, Hibernate and Web technologies.
  • Proficient in programming languages and concepts around API services and Interfaces: Java SE and EE, API development concepts and abstracts (JSON, Swagger, RESTful).
  • Experience in web technologies such as Angular, Node, React, JavaScript etc. is a big plus
  • Experience with data stores and caching technologies like Postgres, Oracle, MongoDB, Redis
  • Experience with Kafka, JMS technologies
  • Experience with cloud computing providers like AWS is a big plus
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes is a plus
  • Experience with application performance management and troubleshooting solutions like DynaTrace, Splunk etc.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • NodeLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • HibernateFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • TeradataDatabases
    • KafkaDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • TableauAnalytics
    • R StudioAnalytics
    • MicrostrategyAnalytics
    • PythonAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • After EffectsDesign
    • DreamweaverDesign
    • PremiereDesign
    • Adobe AnimateDesign
    • Adobe XDDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • Microsoft DynamicsCRM


We are located in West Los Angeles in the heart of Silicon Beach.

An Insider's view of Core Digital Media

What’s the vibe like in the office?

CDM is unique in that it exists in a competitive, fast-paced, ever-changing industry and still maintains its collaborative, nurturing community spirit. People are encouraged to think creatively and take risks; the result is a group of people invested in and energized by the work they do.

Chelsea Fusco

Social Marketing Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

The most successful people are flexible and open to new ideas. Our industry, and even our individual roles, are constantly changing, so an ability to adapt and pick up on new clients, new processes, and new company goals is essential. Successful teammates are constantly pushing themselves to do better and think of innovative ideas.

Tamara Newman

Campaign Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

We are excited to be moving towards a micro services architecture which will allow us to create modular applications which are easier to build, maintain and deploy. We are re-architecting our front end to utilize newer UI frameworks. We are working on encrypting sensitive consumer data. We are also working on making our applications cloud ready.

Deepak Vashishtha

Sr. Director of Software Engineering

What are Core Digital Media Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
We match 100% up to 4% of the employee's contribution
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
We offer 10 paid holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
We bring in breakfast every Friday morning
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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