Principal Engineer

Bangalore, IN

Job Description / Skills Required

Livspace is Asia’s largest and fastest-growing omnichannel home interiors and renovation platform. Using its proprietary technology, Livspace provides a one-stop renovation solution for homeowners—from design to managed last mile fulfillment for all rooms in a home. The platform has organized a fragmented industry, bringing together designers, brands, manufacturers, and contractors to enable an eCommerce-like trusted, and predictable experience.
The company launched operations in Bengaluru, India in 2015. Since its inception, Livspace has organized a fragmented industry, bringing together a curated community of designers, brands, manufacturers and contractors. This has resulted in an e-commerce-like trusted and predictable experience for the homeowners. Livspace boasts of a community of 50000+ satisfied customers and over 2000 interior designers.
The company is already the largest employer of interior designers in the country. Livspace currently serves Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia as well as 30 metro and non-metro areas in India including – Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Indore, Surat, Coimbatore, Mysore, Mangalore, Vizag, Vijayawada.
Livspace has showcased phenomenal growth since its launch, having delivered over 125,000 rooms and selling over 7.5 million SKUs through its platform. The company also delivered 50,000 homes across all our serviceable locations.
The founders – Anuj Srivastava and Ramakant Sharma are former Google and Myntra executives respectively, who are seasoned entrepreneurs and successful angel investors. Livspace’s leadership team combines world-class talent and entrepreneurial experience gathered at some of the best companies in the world.
Livspace has raised around USD 450 million in capital from some of the top global investors including KKR, Ingka Group Investments (part of largest IKEA retailer Ingka Group), TPG Growth, Goldman Sachs, Kharis Capital, Venturi Partners, FFP (Peugeot Group’s Holding Company), EDBI, Bessemer Venture Partners, Jungle Ventures, Helion Ventures and UC-RNT. For more information, please visit:
Livspace is Building a D2C brand for Home Fashion. It’s going to be India’s top D2C Brand (e-tail/online) focussing on Furniture, Barware, Lightinings, Kitchenware, Home Decor, etc . In its exciting 0 to 1 build & scale journey we are in   search of an Engineering/Tech leader for the role of Principal Engineer. Our search shall end, if you have the 
  • You should have prior experience leading a team of developers and have gone through the entire cycle of hiring, developing, deploying, succeeding/failing, repeat
  • You love technology and all aspects of it. You are a constant learner not because you need to, but because you want to
  • You know how to spot good talent and nurture good talent
  • You know how to budget for the tech stack and the team you need
  • You are not afraid to call out other senior staff when they commit mistakes. You are as much part of the strategic decision making as the leadership
  • Nothing lasting ever gets built in a few months. You believe in building to last, and don't mind additional effort today to prepare for tomorrow
  • Values – customer satisfaction before bottom-line. Employee health before deadlines. Family before everything else
  • You preferably understand the e-comm domain
  • BE/B. Tech. or M. Tech./Dual degree in Computer Science/Software engineering or similar from a Tier 1 institute
  • Overall, between 6-10 years of tech development experience
  • Minimum 2 years in a Lead Engineer role with a startup or an e-comm organization
  • Experienced in the MERN stack (Node.js or Python + React + React Native + GCP/AWS)
  • Hands-on experience, knowing good practices at each stage of development such as TDD, CI/CD, Unit/Integration/E2E tests
  • Strong fundamental knowledge of algorithms, data structures, design patterns and network protocols
  • Ability to define and deploy the right tech stack for an e-comm organization preferred
  • Experience with actual product launch and adoption
  • Experience with Agile methodologies. Experience with Agile methodologies and IT budgets to assess technological performance