MGM Resorts International Principal Software Engineer in Las Vegas, Nevada


Las Vegas, Nevada

Become one of the stars behind the show and become part of the world’s most powerful entertainment brands. Our Company has one exciting mission: To entertain the human race .

The Principal Software Engineer role is responsible for taking technology innovations to the next level. The primary responsibility of the position will be to direct and execute on the design, development and delivery of technology that enables great customer experiences. This will include leading and developing production grade code through vision, definition, planning, execution, deployment and sustainment.

All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and MGM Resorts International policies, practices, and procedures.

  • Develop and execute production grade code: through vision, definition, planning, execution, deployment and sustainment.

  • Partner closely with Product Management to build great customer experiences.

  • Work with technology leadership to identify and implement new technologies and techniques that can improve our overall platform performance and ultimate customer experience

  • Influence the organization via quality standards to enhance the technical design, development, deployment and maintenance of the product

  • Drive consistency, reliability, supportability and observability across our services.

  • Effectively communicate to pull people together and enable them to find solutions to challenges they encounter.

  • Analyze product tradeoffs and deliver simple and intuitive products that just work.

  • Establish strong relationships with diverse teams spanning all organizational levels.

  • Provide technical leadership and direction to software engineers as needed.

  • Model and act in accordance with MGM mission and values.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Eight years of experience delivering commercial cloud and backend software products and services at enterprise to internet scale or experience in a related area.

  • Previous experience with software development in a production environment (java/C++/other).

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical field; or equivalent education and experience.

  • Strong understanding of all software layers including UI, service, data store and communication layers.


  • Previous experience working in a similar resort setting.

  • Previous experience with distributed competing, enterprise-wide systems, agile-based development, Scrum, Kanban or other agile methodology and experience working in a DevOps culture and with distributed teams.

MGM Resorts International develops, builds and operates unique destination resorts designed to provide a total resort experience, including first-class accommodations and dining, world-class entertainment, state-of-the-art meeting and convention facilities, and high-quality retail and gaming experiences.

With 77,000+ employees, the Company is one of the world's leading global hospitality and entertainment companies with 23 resorts. We’re proud to be recognized for our commitment to being socially responsible, including an industry-leading diversity and inclusive culture, community engagement and philanthropy initiatives, and a commitment to environmentally sustainable approaches in development and operations.

While we operate leading resorts and amenities, ultimately it is the people of MGM Resorts who make the difference daily by providing the ultimate guest experience. We welcome you to join us.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact our Corporate Diversity and Disability Outreach department at 1-844-247-0370 or email .

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