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Principal Software Engineer, Yahoo Finance



Software Engineering, Accounting & Finance
Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2023
It takes powerful technology to connect our brands and partners with an audience of nearly 900 million. Whether you’re looking to write mobile app code, engineer the servers behind our massive ad tech stacks, or develop algorithms to help us process trillions of data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business—and the world. Want in?

This is a hybrid in-office / remote flexible role, located in Mountain View, CA office.

We seek a skilled Principal Software Engineer proficient in full-stack development focusing on front-end. In this role, you will develop and implement software solutions with a team of developers. You must have a strong understanding of front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and experience with back-end technologies such as Java, Python, SQL, and GraphQL. Additionally, you should have experience working with responsive web design and be able to create dynamic user interfaces that are both visually appealing and functional. As a Principal Software Engineer, you must also have excellent communication skills and collaborate effectively with other team members and stakeholders. If you are a self-starter passionate about developing innovative software solutions, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.


  • Responsible for creating and implementing front-end architecture, frameworks, and workflows.

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure our products are intuitive, user-friendly, and visually appealing.

  • Collaborate with back-end developers to integrate the front-end with the server-side infrastructure and to ensure that our applications are performant, scalable, and secure.

  • Play a critical role in shaping our products' user experience and driving our business's success.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in front-end development. This includes attending conferences, reading blogs, and experimenting with new frameworks and libraries.

  • Contribute to the overall technical direction of the team. This includes participating in architectural discussions, proposing new features, and helping to solve technical challenges.

  • Debug and troubleshoot front-end applications. This includes identifying and fixing bugs, as well as optimizing performance.

  • Lead and mentor other front-end engineers. This includes providing technical guidance, reviewing code, and helping to develop best practices.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience.

  • 10+ years of experience in software development.

  • Expertise in front-end development technologies, such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

  • Experience with modern front-end frameworks, such as React, Vue.js, Svelte, etc.

  • Experience with back-end technologies, such as Java, Python, or Ruby.

  • Experience with Node.js.

  • Experience with unit testing, functional testing, and continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD).

  • Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills.

  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.

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 $143,625.00 - $299,375.00/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.