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Principal Software Engineer (Java, REST, NoSQL)


Do you like building great products that are feature rich and essential to users' day to day lives?

Do you think nothing is worth doing if it can’t be done at scale?

Do you want to use cutting-edge technologies on products that are used by tens of thousands of people every day?

Do you want to work for a steadily growing company where you can grow your career?

If you answered yes to all the above, then you belong at Cvent!

We are looking for Principal Software Engineers to join our growing Event Cloud product line. We are currently engaged in a major initiative to build our next generation software platform with horizontally scalable Java microservices, AWS, Couchbase, and S3.  As a Principal Software Engineer, you'll play a critical role in the success of the Event Cloud by helping us build a system capable of handling registration for the world’s largest conferences.

We build our services in Dropwizard (Java), deploy them to AWS (ECS specifically), store their data in Couchbase and S3, and use RabbitMQ when we want to go asynchronous. CI jobs (built in Jenkins) push merged pull requests straight to our test region, no manual deployment required.

You'll get the best of both worlds at Cvent – working with cutting edge technologies, but on real products used every day by a wide user base, not just prototypes.

What You Need for this Position:

For this particular role, we’re looking for individuals that can produce complex, high-quality software and work in a team environment. 

Aside from that, the prerequisites for joining our development team are simple. We care more about your attitude and aptitude than the specific tools and technologies you have used in the past. You need to have a strong passion for software development and must take pride in the code you produce. You should also have great analytical skills and ability to handle complex, modular software development in a collaborative team-based environment.  

Nice to Have:

  • 5-10+ years of software engineering experience
  • Proficiency in a JVM language (we primarily use Java)
  • Direct Experience designing and developing RESTful APIs
  • Direct Experience with at least one NoSQL data store
  • Any background with react.js would be ideal
  • Scaling software with AWS would make a candidate stand out


Cvent offers a fun, collegial work environment tailored to sharpening your technical skills and growing as a software professional. While we have evolved from startup to mid-sized company, our Technology Team has preserved an entrepreneurial and merit-driven culture where meaningful initiative and contribution are recognized and rewarded.

Need more reasons to consider us? We offer competitive salary packages, an extensive benefits package for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision, semi-annual bonuses, 401K match, gym membership discounts and other great perks! If you would like to learn more about Cvent and our products, visit our website at


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