Principal Engineer

Job Description

At Neople, our passion and experience drive us to create innovative AI solutions. We aim to make AI user-friendly and accessible in the workplace. Join us in our mission to revolutionise digital co-workers with cutting-edge technology. As a fast-growing startup, we seek a highly motivated and knowledgeable Principal Engineer to lead our engineering efforts.

The Team

You will work closely with our dedicated tech team, which currently includes the CTO (Job) and (currently) four full-stack engineers. As a Principal Engineer, you will be a key player in our product-focused, flat organisational structure, working under Job. You’ll be an individual contributor, responsible for building and architecting new features, aligning with the rest of the product team, and helping the rest of the team grow.

The Job

As a Principal Engineer, you will lead the development and implementation of our core technologies and architecture. Your role will involve strategic planning, hands-on engineering, and integrating large language models (LLMs) into our systems without building them directly.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead and mentor the engineering team, fostering a collaborative and innovative environment.
  • Oversee the architecture and development of our core technology.
  • Ensure the scalability, reliability, and performance of our systems while being practical.
  • Knowing when to prioritise development speed and when to prioritise scalability of new features.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align technology with business goals.
  • Stay updated with the latest technological advancements and integrate them into our solutions.
The Requirements
  • 8+ years of experience in a similar role.
  • Strong technical background in Python, TypeScript, React, and AWS managed through Terraform CDK.
  • Proven leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Ability to translate business needs into technical solutions.
  • Experience with scalable architectures and cloud services.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a proactive mindset.
  • Start-up and/or SaaS experience.
  • Experience setting up and maintaining observability, logging and alerting
Nice to Haves:
  • Experience with integrating LLMs, RAG, etc.
The Offer
  • A competitive salary that meets your expectations and market standards.
  • Opportunity to work in a fast-paced, high-growth startup environment.
  • Collaborative culture with a supportive team, and loads of team events.
  • Flexible work hours (32-40 hours a week).
  • Beautiful office in the center of Den Bosch, and an NS business card to get there.
  • Good gear to work with.
  • The opportunity to get shares in the company.

Interested? Drop us your CV and brief motivation at If you have any projects to showcase we’d love to see them too!