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Sr. Principal Architect



Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2023
Yahoo Mail is the ultimate consumer inbox with over 220 million users. It’s the best way to access your email and stay organized from a computer, phone or tablet. With its beautiful design and lightning fast speed, Yahoo Mail makes reading, organizing, and sending emails easier than ever.

About Us:

As a global email provider, Yahoo Mail is the ultimate Consumer Inbox with over 220 million users. It is the best way to access your email and stay organized from a computer, phone or tablet. We develop technology that changes the internet while handling billions of inbound connections per day to manage trillions of messages requiring petabytes of efficient storage.

The Yahoo Mail engineering team provides opportunities to work on challenges that are as exciting as the Yahoo Mail product itself at the scale that only a handful of companies can match. With Yahoo being private again, it's a very exciting time to make a new history!

The Mail Intelligence team in Yahoo Mail powers all the smart features which help our users manage their Business of Life. The team works with the latest ML/AI technologies, handles big data, builds systems which perform at large scale.


  • Architect large-scale distributed systems that balance resources, cost, constraints, requirements, and complexity

  • Lead and Mentor senior engineers to build production systems which scale, perform

  • Collaborate with different stakeholders (product managers, engineering managers, lead engineers, architects) to deliver on strategic goals to the organization

  • Identify and Solve complex problems that have broad impact on Business

  • Develop new and creative practices, solutions that require conceptual and innovative thinking

About You:

You are self driven. You seek out opportunities to interact with smart people who care about delivering great products to users, impact business and excellence in engineering. You will lead projects with notable risk and complexity. You will contribute to engineering strategy for the organization. You will develop a strategy for engineering execution impacting the direction and resource allocation. If you are excited to work on and explore how AI can impact millions of users in a meaningful way, then this is the place to be. You will help Yahoo succeed and learn along the way by being a leader responsible for critical projects, business growth and success.

  • 12+ years Software development experience with 5+ years experience as Lead Engineer/Architect

  • In depth expertise in distributed software systems

  • Proven experience architecting software systems which are highly scalable and performant

  • Great collaborator and communicator, enjoys helping and leading others

  • Demonstrated examples of Influence without authority leading complex technical projects

  • Knowledge of other disciplines such as Production Engineering, CI/CD, Front End, Product management, UX Design

Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or a related field

  • Experience with cloud native application development and architecture, preferably in GCP or AWS

  • Ability to work well with diverse groups of people, geographically dispersed across the world

  • Passionate about and practical knowledge of working with AI/ML, Big data

Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form (www.yahooinc.com/careers/contact-us.html) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion (www.yahooinc.com/diversity/) page to learn more.

The compensation for this position ranges from $160,965.00 - $349,885.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.

Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don’t require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you’ll be given notice to make arrangements.

If you’re curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.

Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.