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Principal Engineer - Audience Engineering

Sinclair Broadcast Group Seattle, WA Full-Time
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We are seeking an experienced Principal Engineer to join our Audience Engineering team within our fast-paced organization. You will champion new technical initiatives and own engineering operations. You will architect robust, scalable, and efficient software solutions. You will evaluate and champion new technologies. You will push forward industry best practices in a high-visibility technically innovative group. The ideal candidate will be passionate about media, technology and have enterprise engineering experience.


  • Collaborate with team leads to deliver high-quality and high-throughput software
  • Provide architecture and technical direction for frontend and backend systems
  • Proactively initiate and be hands-on helping the team to design, develop, test, and deliver software
  • Research and pioneer the adoption and use of new technologies
  • Ensure operational success of the Audience Engineering department


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of experience with the following technologies: JavaScript, Java, Python, PHP, SQL and/or NoSQL data stores
  • Expertise in software design patterns and standards, REST and HTTP interaction, and the software development life cycle
  • A collaborative, flexible and positive mindset
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written



  • 2+ years of experience in building web applications with React JS that have been successfully delivered to users
  • 2+ years of Node.js experience
  • Exceptional troubleshooting abilities
  • Experience in developing automated internal frameworks or developer tools to increase developer release velocity or improve code health
  • A Master’s degree or further education/experience in engineering, computer science or other technical related field


Sinclair Digital is transforming how local news and television is produced, distributed, and consumed. We are the digital innovation team for the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country, with affiliations to all major networks and more local television stations than anyone else. Sinclair Digital’s software engineers work together to solve complex problems around delivering news and entertainment to audiences across the country. Our digital portfolio combines websites, mobile apps, over-the-top (OTT) apps, and our content publishing platform into a seamless user experience. We take pride in our charter to transform Sinclair Broadcast Group from a broadcast-centric company into an every-platform enterprise while maintaining our entrepreneurial spirit.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!


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