Chandigarh, India

Principal Engineer – Desktop Applications


Reports to: Manager - Software Engineering

Position summary

Principal Engineer requires a broad expertise or unique knowledge of the subject. With the application of his expertise he needs to drive technical decisions and he must stay abreast of advancements in related technologies. This role may also direct subordinates to complete assignments by using established guidelines, procedures, and policies. Able to guide and help development teams working on different / same products or technologies to ensure that the technologies interoperate or connect to each other appropriately. Having wide-ranging experience, this role expects to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.  It also helps to provide direction to employees according to established policies and management guidance

About Winshuttle

Are you interested in working in a fun, collaborative environment, for an award winning workplace? Winshuttle is dedicated to fostering a culture of respect and innovation to support and empower employees' ambitions. We're constantly looking for entrepreneurs who aren't afraid to think outside the box, and don't take themselves too seriously. We embrace and support our employees who seek opportunities for continued learning, inspire others, and live and breathe our core PACT values. We have a work hard, play hard mentality; we're constantly evolving lean solutions for ERP business processes by day, and dominating on the frisbee golf course by night. Our strength and competitive advantage stems from our awesome employees, and we strive to create a balanced work life that is as inspiring and rewarding as life at home. Think you might be a great fit?

Essential functions and responsibilities

  • Responsible for instructing, directing, and checking the work of other software developers.
  • Requires full technical knowledge and thorough understanding of business application of the project. Assists in scheduling and coordinating projects.
  • Involved in design phase of project and works with customers and technical staff to resolve problems with software and responds to suggestions for improvements and enhancements.
  • Acts as a team leader on projects and participates in development of software user manuals.
  • Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles.
  • Requires full knowledge of own area of functional responsibility and acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments.
  • To co-ordinate and communicate with global product management, program management, QA, technical support, and sales teams at various stages of product development.
  • Primarily responsible for creation of Proof of Concept/Functional Prototype

Required Skills

Development of software applications in .NET Technologies like C#, Win Forms, WPF

Must have strong knowledge of Design Patterns (i.e. Singleton, Factory, Façade, MVP and MVVM)

Strong programming background in C#, LINQ, Threading, XML and other Microsoft technologies

Must have a firm understanding of the following concepts and technologies:

.Net Programming, Framework Basic & Advance

Object Oriented programming, SQL Server

Experience of managing small size teams of developers

Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle and Agile Software Development

Responsible for POC as required

Prepare document like HLD and Class Design Diagram.

Remoting, COM, Excel Programming with COM.

Log4Net, Code Coverage, Memory Profiling.

Add-in Express and Windows API.


Desired behaviors

  • Receptive to change – is flexible. Seeks and adopts improved approaches and processes.
  • Initiates action – is results oriented, takes responsibility for actions and outcomes. Meets commitments and strives for high performance.
  • Manages the workload – makes timely decisions, prioritizes effectively, solves problems, monitors results and takes remedial action where necessary.
  • Technically proficient – knows role and has a solid familiarity with tasks and responsibilities.
  • Takes responsibility for own learning – knows personal strengths and recognizes development needs. Is open to feedback and always seek to learn.
  • Communicates ideas – strong facilitation and written communication, proposes a way forward. Listens to views of colleagues and takes in diverse perspectives.
  • Works collaboratively – shares information, fosters teamwork and contributes to positive work environment where people want to come to work.
  • Display ethical character and competence – acts with integrity and intent, is accountable for own actions, behaves according to the PACT values. Act as a good citizen of Winshuttle.


  • Proven ability to effectively lead large customer facing business solution projects
  • Proven ability to understand the impact of technology on business challenges, processes, & efficiency
  • Demonstrated ability to explain benefits of a technical product / solution to a client in relation to the client’s business needs
  • Demonstrated ability to work interdependently and to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to translate technical information into easy to understand language for customers
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret technical information
  • Demonstrated ability to compose clear and concise technical written communication


  • BE/BTech/MCA/Equivalent degree in Computer Science or a related technical field from an accredited university or college with 7+ years demonstrated experience and successful track record in architecting, designing and developing desktop/ Web based applications and Add-in applications using Microsoft technologies

This job posting does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. Employees occupying this position will be required to follow any other-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by their supervisor. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and meet the physical requirements satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.