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Principal Software Engineer - Advance Data Storage

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Posted 4 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$150k - $300k





  • Mission/Vision: Veeva Systems is developing cloud software to accelerate innovation and delivery of critical treatments in the life sciences industry.

  • Key Responsibilities: Design and augment storage engine for transactional capabilities, solve complex problems around consistency, transaction, isolation, and performance at scale.

  • Growth Opportunities: Mentor engineers, influence project direction, and advise product leadership as a seasoned technical problem-solver.


Veeva Systems is a mission-driven organization and pioneer in industry cloud, helping life sciences companies bring therapies to patients faster. As one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in history, we surpassed $2B in revenue in our last fiscal year with extensive growth potential ahead.

At the heart of Veeva are our values: Do the Right Thing, Customer Success, Employee Success, and Speed. We're not just any public company – we made history in 2021 by becoming a  (PBC), legally bound to balancing the interests of customers, employees, society, and investors.

As a  company, we support your flexibility to work from home or in the office, so you can thrive in your ideal environment.

Join us in , committed to making a positive impact on its customers, employees, and communities.

The Role

This is a top software engineer job that incorporates everything you’ve worked so hard for. And with the mission of creating cloud software that helps speed up the innovation and delivery of critical treatments and medicines to patients around the globe, it simply doesn’t get any more important than this.

Your impact as a seasoned technical problem-solver will mean you will be focused on building software that can not only scale for heavy use, but can also evolve with new features and capabilities. And because this role is independent, you will have equal influence to drive the direction of the build, be an advisor to product leadership and mentor freshly minted software engineers in their new careers.

Veeva is the leader in cloud-based software for the global Life Sciences industry. Our platform and applications allow customers to operate more efficiently and safely in order to bring life-saving diagnostics, treatments, and medicines to market faster than any time in history. This industry along with our vertical-specific software is in a period of unprecedented growth over the next five years, and we’re looking for mission-driven software development problem-solvers, thinkers, and doers to keep up with growth.

Veeva is a ‘Work Anywhere’ company, so you can connect with teams in our Pleasanton office while also having the flexibility to work from home. And as a Public Benefit Corporation, you will work for a company with purpose and focused on making a positive impact on society.

What You'll Do

  • Work with the senior architects and engineers to design and augment our storage engine to build transactional capabilities

  • Solve very complex and challenging problems around consistency, transaction, isolation and performance at scale

  • You will own every aspect of your feature from design to implementation and take the feature all the way to production and see it through

  • Collaborate with product managers and the quality assurance team to deliver high quality product features by adhering to Veeva's development process and standards

  • Passionate to mentor and guide engineers at all levels, review work products of other engineers in the team and evangelize the best practices and coding standards


  • 12+ years of software development experience with proven track record of building high volume products at scale

  • In-depth knowledge of Solr (or) Elasticsearch and deeper understanding of Lucene and familiarity with its source code. Experience in forking, customizing and contributing to open-source projects is good to have

  • Proven track record of building and optimizing high-performance distributed systems with strong understanding of database ACID properties and experience with relational or non-relational databases

  • Extensive experience developing enterprise SaaS cloud applications

  • Hands-on development experience on Java, Spring, Hibernate, Git, Maven or Gradle, Git, jenkins

  • Drive and flexibility to roll up your sleeves and work hard (and have fun) in a dynamic startup environment

  • We are looking for strong mentors with a proven record of making your team better

  • Applicants must have the unrestricted right to work in the United States. Veeva will not provide sponsorship at this time

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Perks & Benefits

  • Medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance

  • Flexible PTO and company paid holidays

  • Retirement programs

  • 1% charitable giving program


  • Base pay: $150,000 - $300,000

  • The salary range listed here has been provided to comply with local regulations and represents a potential base salary range for this role. Please note that actual salaries may vary within the range above or below, depending on experience and location. We look at compensation for each individual and base our offer on your unique qualifications, experience, and expected contributions. This position may also be eligible for other types of compensation in addition to base salary, such as variable bonus and/or stock bonus.


Veeva’s headquarters is located in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in more than 15 countries around the world.

Veeva is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need when applying for a role or in our recruitment process, please contact us at .


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