Principal Software Developer

Job Locations US-MA-Bedford
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Software Development


Aspen Technology is the world's leading supplier of software for optimizing process engineering and manufacturing. Our products are used by tens of thousands of engineers every day to improve the design and operations of their plants and refineries.  AspenTech’s customer list (over 1700 companies) includes the world’s leading companies such as ExxonMobil, Shell, Dow Chemicals and BASF. Visit us at


We are looking for an experienced software developer to help design and implement game-changing, next-generation capabilities for our market-leading collaborative process engineering products.


  • Provide technical leadership for software development projects.
  • Collaborate with product development teams, product designers and software architects to define architectures to support next-generation capabilities.
  • Collaborate with product managers, product designers and developers to develop detailed product requirements and specifications for innovative process engineering products.
  • Provide leadership to encourage adoption of software development best practices.
  • Keep current with new and developing technologies as they appear in industry, and assist in determining the feasibility of adopting new technologies.
  • Provide technical support to product management, product marketing, services, and customer and business support on customer activities.
  • Interface with clients to resolve technical support issues or to increase product usage and adoption.


  • BS in Computer Science or related fields, MS desired
  • 8-10 years of experience developing software applications
  • Deep expertise with C++ and database (SQL and Oracle) technologies.
  • Experience with Windows C#/.NET development and web technologies.
  • Experience with Network communication protocols (e.g. TCP/IP) is a plus.
  • Experience with cloud technologies (Azure or AWS) is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing and presentation skills
  • Experience leading and managing software development projects
  • Experience in identifying and estimating project requirements/tasks
  • Demonstrate ability to provide technical leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner
  • Deep experience with Visual Studio, MS Office (especially Excel), and TFS
  • Familiarity with CAD applications is a plus
  • English fluency (written and verbal) required


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