Principal developer with DevOps

Engineering | India, India
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Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at​.

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

We hire bright, thoughtful and motivated individuals, and recognise that our success as an organisation depends on creating an environment where great employees can thrive. Teams are fluid, and individuals are trusted to take on stretching work within a supportive environment that emphasises the importance of strong communication and knowledge sharing. The fast-paced, project-based environment provides opportunities for motivated people to get involved in all aspects of delivery and to develop into new technical areas.


Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


The Role:

The Enterprise Digital Success Centre of Excellence (EDSCoE) seeks to hire a Principal developer with DevOps experience. The role will be dedicated to Xylem’s Cloud Platform and Connectivity services, accelerating and expanding our IIOT technology solutions, enabling all water assets to be digitally connected across the globe.

The Role will take ownership of System availability and performance, monitoring, efficiency, capacity and emergency response for XCloud services, as well as evaluating the work delivered by the software development team that may impact any of the core performance capabilities of the platform. The role will also form a key technical stakeholder and enabler for XCloud service releases.



Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:


  • Serve as Principal developer across XCloud services, working closely with the Software Development team, Product Owners and Product Management to maintain and extend the operation function and performance of XCloud services;
  • Engage with stakeholders across our Xylem Application teams to ensure the performance, reliability, availability and maintainability of XCloud services, driving any changes necessary to optimize the solution;
  • Working in collaboration with the Global Dev Ops team to ensure the XCloud Infrastructure continues to be fit for purpose as a high availability service;
  • Act as first responder (on-call where necessary) in the event of reported service issues and manage the situation through to a resolution;
  • Planning, resourcing and delivering the engineering support strategy for XCloud;
  • Take a leading role in the deployment of XCloud releases;
  • Define and implement deliverables (e.g. Monitoring) that will improve the performance, reliability, availability and maintainability of XCloud services and ensure these metrics are considered across all development activities;
  • Prioritize activities in collaboration with Product Management that will provide measurable improvements to the overall performance of XCloud



  • An active member of the global XCloud Development team and product level stakeholder;
  • Keep abreast with Service support and Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends;
  • Work with multicultural and multidisciplinary teams across different time-zones;
  • Participate in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities.

Minimum Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related discipline (or equivalent industrial experience);



  • A strong Software development background operating in a senior or principal developer role;
  • Previous experience or exposure to a Dev Ops related role;
  • Experience with Java-based microservices and Spring boot (or alternatives)
  • Experience with running and deploying container-based microservices (Docker and Kubernetes, or similar)


Skills and abilities:

  • Outstanding communication and collaboration skills;
  • Strong analytical skills with a problem-solving mindset;
  • Technical and personal credibility to engage with cross-functional technical teams;
  • A proactive attitude;


  • Knowledge of Agile processes, principles and values would be beneficial;
  • Experience of working within development teams using Scrum.


Preferred Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:


  • Prior experience in Cloud solutions, IoT or technology in general would be beneficial;
  • Ability to operate as a Site Reliability Engineer or similar software development or service operations role;


  • Proficiency in using Jira® and Confluence®

 Certification and licenses:

  • Certification relating to AWS and/or Dev Ops would be an advantage

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