Principal Software Engineer, Technical Lead

Creatix Slovakia, s.r.o.

Place of work
Einsteinova 11, Petržalka
Contract type
full-time, agreement-based (Temporary jobs), trade licence

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Are you a motivator, a maker and an out-of-the-box thinker? If so, we want to hear from you.

Since 2005, our leaders have built our company from an initial vision into a thriving team of nearly 100 talented developers.

We work with the latest enterprise technology and tools, prize collaboration in all that we do, and push the boundaries with every new project. Now, we’re the engineering horsepower behind a fast-growing healthtech company that helps millions of customers access affordable health insurance. The company has quickly become an industry leader, but its potential for positive impact is only beginning.

Our technology plays a key role in our growth, and we are constantly modernizing our technological stack in a very thoughtful, business-driven way. Our engineers gain valuable exposure to the most advanced enterprise technologies, tools and processes, while working with emerging technologies like Spring boot for BE, React and Typescript for FE, Kotlin and Gauge for QA Automation, Docker for deployment, Terraform and AWS for scalable infrastructure. We’re committed to growing a team of well-rounded engineers, operating software in a production environment and building production-worthy software that delivers results and reliability to the entire organization. As we usher in the next phase of growth, we’re looking for a proven, passionate technology leader to continue building our capabilities.

Your mandate as our principal software engineer? To lead the design and development of high-performing, scalable solutions that can handle high transaction volumes and ensure 24/7 access to critical healthcare solutions. As a principal, you’ll report directly to our VP of Engineering and play a key role in production architecture. You’ll be involved in key technical and business decisions, engaging cross-functional teams to develop the most effective solutions. We’re looking for someone to be the guiding force behind our technical product development, constantly look for ways to improve our processes and technology and be a key mentor to our growing team.

Here’s what we’d love to see:
● You’re a natural leader, serving as the go-to technical lead for high-priority technical topics, mentoring team members, and helping to identify and coach promising new talent. You’ll work directly with our Chicago-based team, so excellent communication skills and a strong grasp of English are givens.
● Your technical experience is immense. Maybe you were the CTO in a previous role. Maybe you’ve spent your career as the senior technical staff member on projects. You’ll bring every ounce of that experience enthusiastically into this role, becoming the internal champion in code quality, reuse, and extensibility, serving as our resident Java and/or JavaScript subject matter expert, and developing an exhaustive knowledge of our platform architecture, services and applications. You’ll play a key role in setting the pace for our technical initiatives, including our shift to deploying our applications on the AWS platform.
● You know how to write a playbook. Taking a critical eye to all our processes and tools, you’ll enhance our processes and technology, our deployment patterns and our development guidelines, and recommended standards and tooling to help us work more efficiently and effectively.
● You understand business and code speak, connecting lower-level technical details to needs of the business.
● You’re kind of a big deal in the tech community, finding opportunities to make us part of the larger conversation among the global tech and healthcare community, engage in startup community-building activities, like open source projects, and bring back best practices and ideas to our own team.

Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards

Salary starting at: Senior minimum 2600 EUR. Salaries vary based on relevant experience & skills, 13th salary bonus based on individual & company performance.

Employee perks, benefits

Work With Us
Since 2005, we’ve partnered with high-growth, high-tech brands to accelerate innovation and business value.

We work with enterprise tools and processes, add engineering horsepower, and dare to push the limits of what’s possible – and we owe our success to our talented team. That’s why we’re committed to a company culture that inspires each one of them to do their best work.

High-Impact Projects
Get deep exposure to enterprise technology and develop solutions that serve a greater purpose through our work with one of the fastest-growing healthtech companies.

Competitive Compensation
Be recognized and rewarded for your performance, with salary and benefits you and your family can rely on over the long run.

Professional Growth Opportunities
Get to know the best tools, technologies and platforms available, and collaborate with senior leaders invested in helping you reach your career goals.

Flexible Schedules
Whether you’re working remotely or need to take your son to the doctor, you don’t have to be a slave to the office to do great work with us.

We Are Family
We want our workplace to feel like home – so feel free to grab a snack and a beer from our kitchen and unwind with your coworkers over a friendly Xbox game.

Health and Wellness
Healthy employees are happy employees, which is why we offer weekly yoga classes in the office, standing desks and fitness gear, and discounted gym memberships.

Company perks
● Flexible work hours, remote work opportunities and home office
● 3 sick days
● Annual performance bonus
● Professional development program (budget dedicated for hard and soft skills)
● Exchange program (travel opportunities to work on-site in Chicago)
● English program (speaking and writing classes)
● Fitness program (Multisport or Golem card) and sponsored in-office yoga
● Company laptop
● Chill-out zone with table football, table tennis, Xbox, and focus rooms
● Team-building activities, family days, company breakfasts, parties and ad-hoc team events
● Free snacks, coffee, fresh fruit and smoothies
● Referral program

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Other knowledge

UNIX/Linux - advanced
Java - advanced
JavaScript - advanced

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

● 10+ years of experience in Software Engineering (software design, architecture, implementation, deployment, and operating production systems)
● Excellent spoken and written English and the ability to. Must be able to communicate an architecture effectively, have excellent rationale, and be able to and justify it convincingly to your peers
● Previous leadership experience (could be the most senior technical staff, or a CTO of a small company)
● Proven experience collaborating with multiple business layers, both internal and external, to deliver SaaS products through all aspects of the SDLC
● Thorough understanding of software development process, automation, and quality assurance
● Well-rounded experience, with a generalist background in front-end React, Angular or Vuejs and back-end Java/Spring and Nodejs development (strong backend experience is required)
● Experience with Python/Django, Ruby on Rails, and Grails is most welcome
● Front-end experience with Typescript, Javascript, React, Angular, Nodejs and/or Redux helpful
● Experience with Linux or *BSD, and Open Source tools, frameworks, and technologies
● Experience with various hosting solutions and cloud services such as AWS, Heroku, Azure, VPS, on-premise, etc.
● Fluent on networking, transport protocols, security, and monitoring
● Deep knowledge of SOA, SOAP/WS, messaging systems
● Experience in application profiling, performance monitoring, concurrent systems, JVM garbage collectors and heap management
● Strong experience with various types of databases/application servers


Brief description of the company

Since 2004, Creatix has provided the software engineering horsepower companies need to innovate faster and more efficiently. Our talented team members bring a wide range of technical expertise, working alongside high-tech, high-growth organizations to augment existing teams or provide a one-stop solution for development capabilities. Now part of the GoHealth family, a leading provider in the healthtech space, Creatix works alongside GoHealth to power a fully integrated platform that allows millions to access affordable health insurance options. The combined team will continue to expand its capabilities to meet growing market demand, providing the next generation of talent with incredible opportunities for professional growth. Visit Creatix at

Number of employees

50-99 employees

Company address

Creatix Slovakia, s.r.o.
Einsteinova 11
851 01 Bratislava


Contact person: Mgr. Michal Janik
Tel.: +421904478311
E-mail: send CV
ID: 3644735   Dátum zverejnenia: 15.4.2019   Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny:   Salary starting at: Senior minimum 2600 EUR. Salaries vary based on relevant experience & skills, 13th salary bonus based on individual & company performance.