Wheels Up Partners LLC

Principal Software Engineer

Category Information Technology
Job Locations US


Wheels Up is looking for a world-class Principal Software Engineer to join our team of dedicated and passionate professionals, fueled by the most powerful brand in private aviation, as we continue our mission of democratizing the private aviation space through cutting-edge technology and innovative product and service offerings. 


Wheels Up is building a solid technical community of Principal engineers who will set the standard for engineering excellence.  The community comprises the Principal, Senior Principal, and Distinguished Engineers responsible for driving overall technical vision and architecture. They work on the most complex problems, building high-quality, architecturally sound systems aligned with our business needs. They remain hands-on and lead by example. By being close to the details, they earn respect needed to be effective technical leaders. Principal Engineers bring clarity to complexity and demonstrate intelligent ways to simplify. They are not only technical leaders at Wheels Up, but by participating/initiating open-source projects and working with the true spirit of open source, they will be considered technical leaders across the globe.


  • Serve as a technical lead on our most demanding, cross-functional projects. Ensure the quality of architecture and design of systems.
  • Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions.
  • Fully and completely understand system interdependencies and limitations
  • Possess expert knowledge in performance, scalability, front and back-end architecture, and engineering best practices.
  • Assist in the career development of others, actively mentoring individuals and the community on advanced technical issues and helping managers guide the career growth of their team members.
  • Exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience.
  • Experience using public cloud technology and solutions, including AWS, Azure, etc


  • 8+ years of software development experience with a degree in Computer Science or equivalent professional experience.
  • 8+ years of experience developing web applications using JavaScript, HTML 5 and CSS 3
  • Proficiency in React.js, and deep knowledge if its ecosystem
  • Experience with most of the following technologies: Typescript, Node.js, GraphQL, SCSS/SASS, JSON, RESTful APIs, Git, Webpack, Docker, Jest, Karma, Circle CI.
  • Ability to bring to life designs and mocks to fully functional components, with keen eye on detail
  • Expert in Frontend best practices and accessibility
  • Exceptional collaborator: self-aware, empathetic towards others, and able to deliver results as a team.
  • Experience in building massively scalable applications and participating in leading open-source technologies.
  • Experience working with and evangelizing mature development practices and tools for source control, security, and deployment.
  • Highly collaborative with effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Team player who is eager to help others to succeed through mentoring and leading by example.
  • Self-starter and Self-motivated, able to learn and work autonomously.
  • Able to identify and lead technical efforts to solve real customer problems

Wheels Up Story

Wheels Up (NYSE:UP), a leader in private aviation, offers a total private aviation solution that includes world-class safety, service and flexibility through on-demand flights, membership programs, corporate solutions, aircraft management, whole aircraft sales and commercial travel benefits through a strategic partnership with Delta Air Lines.


Our employees’ passion for innovation, customer-centric mindset and collaborative spirit drives our mission to connect flyers to private aircraft – and one another – to deliver exceptional, personalized experiences and build an industry-leading marketplace.


Wheels Up attracts, empowers and retains diverse, talented employees who bring a range of experiences and are committed to taking Wheels Up to new heights. We recognize our employees’ unique perspectives and skills and take pride in helping them develop a meaningful and exciting career path with us.


Interested in joining our talented team, explore our career opportunities, today!


To learn more about Wheels Up, please visit WheelsUp.com.


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