Careers

At Principled Technologies, we strive to be an excellent place to work, with world-class benefits and an adaptive structure that maximizes quality and collaboration. We want to do more than be the best in the world at fact-based marketing and learning and development; we’re trying to change the way people do business. We’re looking for enthusiastic, hard-working, creative people to join us in those endeavors.

Please note: Only job postings that match the postings on this page are from PT. (We regularly put the same postings on Indeed and college job boards in the RTP area.) We will contact you only from our corporate email account and never from a personal one, such as Gmail. We are aware of fraudulent postings and have contacted the authorities about them. We apologize for any confusion caused by the fraudulent postings.

  • Entry-level technical staffer (Durham/RTP NC)

    Principled Technologies (PT) is looking for candidates for a full-time, entry-level technical opening in our Durham/RTP office.

    This is a dynamic position with opportunities to learn and grow technically. Job responsibilities will initially focus on managing the receipt and inventory of technical equipment. Future job responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, research and analysis of current technology trends; hands-on work with various technologies, including smartphones, tablets, notebooks, desktops, servers, networking, and storage; writing and documentation of technical concepts; and other tasks as required.

    Due to the hands-on nature of the job, this is a mostly onsite position with occasional work from home flexibility.

    The person we're seeking has:

      • Clear communication skills and is willing to check in with teammates frequently and respond quickly, eager to learn, flexible, and adaptable to varying work requirements
      • Creative, out-of-the-box thinking with excellent analytical skills suited to troubleshooting problems and finding solutions to complicated issues
      • Excellent organizational skills
      • A willingness to work on a team handling receipt and inventory of equipment
      • The ability to follow exact procedures and document any necessary deviations from an established methodology
      • The ability to function in a fluid, non-bureaucratic work environment
      • The ability to work full-time with typical office hours, but also willing to put in additional hours when necessary
      • Self-motivation and is detail-oriented
      • The desire to do work that is excellent, not just good enough
      • Interest in current technology trends
      • Experience with Mac OS X, Windows, and Microsoft Office
      • The ability to proficiently write in English
      • The ability to regularly lift items up to 20 pounds and frequently lift items up to 50 pounds
      • A willingness to start at entry-level; career growth is dependent on your performance and the company’s overall growth

    A four-year bachelor’s degree, ideally in math, science, or technology, is preferred but not required.

    We will not relocate candidates for this opening, so you should live in the Triangle area or plan to move here soon.

    If you’re passionate about technology and want to do world-class work, PT is the place to be. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@principledtechnologies.com.

    Who we are

    Guided by the conviction that facts matter, Principled Technologies (PT) provides industry-leading technology assessment, fact-based marketing, and learning & development services. We assess products using both industry-standard tests and our custom methods, and deliver the facts about products through any of a wide variety of media types and outlets.

    We offer a flexible working culture designed to facilitate collaboration and encourage the best possible work. We believe that we are better able to meet our clients' needs when our staff has the freedom of a productive and fulfilling work environment. We also offer a full set of world-class benefits, including a unique sabbatical program that encourages employees to give back to the world.

    Principled Technologies is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) that considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnic origin, national origin, political affiliation, class, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, HIV or AIDS status, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, protected hairstyle, pregnancy, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • Advanced systems and testing analyst

    Principled Technologies (PT) is seeking a full-time, hands-on systems and testing analyst. The ideal candidate is an experienced, inquisitive, outside-the-box thinker and passionate about excellence. They ask questions, communicate well, and work well as part of a team.

    The ideal candidate has the following:

    • General skills
      • A conceptual foundation and extensive day-to-day hands-on experience in computer systems
      • An advanced understanding of networking, storage, processors, and other computer hardware
      • A thorough understanding of how these systems interact to deliver optimal performance in various configurations
      • Experience optimizing systems, tuning systems for performance, and running benchmark tests
    • Other skills
      • The ability to communicate progress and issues clearly and regularly
      • A willingness to check in with teammates frequently and respond quickly
      • Enthusiasm to learn, while remaining flexible and adaptable to varying work requirements
      • Creative thought processes and excellent critical thinking skills suited to solving complicated technical issues
      • The ability to articulate how organizations use different technologies and help translate difficult engineering topics into consumable deliverables, such as whitepapers, videos, and infographics
      • The ability to follow and express technical processes systematically
      • The ability to thrive in a fluid, non-bureaucratic, remote-friendly work environment
      • The ability to work on multiple projects with tight deadlines and the willingness to work long hours if necessary
      • Supportive team spirit and the ability to work well in an inclusive, collaborative environment of varying capabilities and personalities
    • Qualifications
      • A four-year bachelor’s degree or two-year community college degree, ideally in math, science, or technology; more advanced education is welcome but not a requirement
      • Six to eight (or more) years of experience with or research on computer hardware, software, and applications or other technologies in an applicable context

    While at PT, your day may include using the technologies in the key areas listed below. Candidates may have foundational understanding in some of these areas with deep knowledge in others. You may interact with:

    • Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) software and hardware technologies including NVIDIA GPUs, TensorFlow, and relevant programming languages, such as Python
    • Container technologies, including Kubernetes, VMware Tanzu, OpenShift, and Docker
    • Moderate to advanced experience with public cloud technologies (e.g., Amazon Web Services and Azure) and knowledge of their offerings, such as Elastic Cloud Computing, Simple Storage Service, and managed database services
    • Server technologies from Dell Technologies, HPE, Lenovo, and other vendors
    • Various storage technologies from multiple vendors: storage area network, network-attached storage, distributed storage, and software-defined storage, such as VMware vSAN
    • Hardware and software scalability and performance issues
    • Moderate to advanced networking skills on hardware and software-defined solutions; for example, Cisco Nexus or Dell Networking switch configurations, VMware NSX, load balancers, and firewalls, among other technologies
    • Application-level benchmarking tools (e.g., VMmark, SPECvirt, and SPECcloud)

    Few days are the same at PT, but potential project activities could include the following:

    • Reconciling dependencies on new AI software versions
    • Architecting ML test designs with the goal of highlighting GPU or CPU differences
    • Advising project managers, clients, and teammates on technical topics
    • Running benchmarking tests against Hadoop, Spark, or customized workloads
    • Deeply researching and writing on technical topics

    We have lofty goals: We want to produce the best work in the world. If you come onboard, you’ll be signing up for those goals, so you should want to produce work that is great, not just good enough.

    We will not relocate candidates for this opening, and we would prefer candidates who live in the Triangle area or plan to move here soon.

    To apply for a position at PT, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@principledtechnologies.com.

    Who we are

    Guided by the conviction that facts matter, Principled Technologies (PT) provides industry-leading technology assessment, fact-based marketing, and learning & development services. We assess products using both industry-standard tests and our custom methods, and deliver the facts about products through any of a wide variety of media types and outlets.

    We offer a flexible working culture designed to facilitate collaboration and encourage the best possible work. We believe that we are better able to meet our clients' needs when our staff has the freedom of a productive and fulfilling work environment. We also offer a full set of world-class benefits, including a unique sabbatical program that encourages employees to give back to the world.

    Principled Technologies is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) that considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnic origin, national origin, political affiliation, class, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, HIV or AIDS status, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, protected hairstyle, pregnancy, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • Systems and testing analyst

    Principled Technologies (PT) is seeking a full-time, hands-on systems and testing analyst. The ideal candidate is an experienced, inquisitive, outside-the-box thinker and passionate about excellence. They ask questions, communicate well, and work well as part of a team.

    The ideal candidate has the following:

    • General skills
      • A conceptual foundation and day-to-day hands-on experience in computer systems
      • A moderate to advanced understanding of networking, storage, processors, and other computer hardware
      • A thorough understanding of how these systems interact to deliver optimal performance in various configurations
    • Other skills
      • The ability to communicate progress and issues clearly and regularly
      • A willingness to check in with teammates frequently and respond quickly
      • Enthusiasm to learn, while remaining flexible and adaptable to varying work requirements
      • Creative thought processes and excellent critical thinking skills suited to solving complicated technical issues
      • The ability to articulate how organizations use different technologies and help translate difficult engineering topics into consumable deliverables, such as whitepapers, videos, and infographics
      • The ability to follow and express technical processes systematically
      • The ability to thrive in a fluid, non-bureaucratic, remote-friendly work environment
      • The ability to work on multiple projects with tight deadlines and the willingness to work long hours if necessary
      • Supportive team spirit and the ability to work well in an inclusive, collaborative environment of varying capabilities and personalities
    • Qualifications
      • A four-year bachelor’s degree or two-year community college degree, ideally in math, science, or technology; more advanced education is welcome but not a requirement
      • Four to six (or more) years of experience with or research on the above technologies in an applicable context
    • Preferred
      • Experience optimizing systems, tuning systems for performance, and running benchmark tests

    While at PT, your day may include using the technologies in the key areas listed below. Candidates may have foundational understanding in some of these areas with deep knowledge in others. You may interact with:

    • Container technologies, including Kubernetes, VMware Tanzu, OpenShift, and Docker
    • Moderate experience with public cloud technologies (e.g., Amazon Web Services and Azure) and knowledge of their offerings, such as Elastic Cloud Computing, Simple Storage Service, and managed database services
    • Server technologies from Dell Technologies, HPE, Lenovo, and other vendors
    • Various storage technologies from multiple vendors: storage area network, network-attached storage, distributed storage, and software-defined storage, such as VMware vSAN
    • Hardware and software scalability and performance issues
    • Moderate to advanced networking skills on hardware and software-defined solutions; for example, Cisco Nexus or Dell Networking switch configurations, VMware NSX, load balancers, and firewalls, among other technologies
    • Low-level benchmarking tools (e.g., for CPU, storage, memory, or networking resources)
    • Application-level benchmarking tools (e.g., VMmark, SPECvirt, and SPECcloud)
    • Some knowledge on one or more of the following:
      • Artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies
      • Big data software solutions (e.g., Hadoop, Apache Spark)
      • Relational database technologies, including Oracle PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, or MySQL

    Few days are the same at PT, but potential project activities could include the following:

    • Rebuilding a server and troubleshooting hardware
    • Provisioning storage on servers, arrays, and in the cloud
    • Advising project managers, clients, and teammates on technical topics
    • Creating scripts to generate cloud instances from a template
    • Running benchmarking tests against Hadoop, Spark, or customized workloads
    • Deeply researching and writing on technical topics

    We have lofty goals: We want to produce the best work in the world. If you come onboard, you’ll be signing up for those goals, so you should want to produce work that is great, not just good enough.

    We will not relocate candidates for this opening, and we would prefer candidates who live in the Triangle area or plan to move here soon.

    To apply for a position at PT, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@principledtechnologies.com.

    Who we are

    Guided by the conviction that facts matter, Principled Technologies (PT) provides industry-leading technology assessment, fact-based marketing, and learning & development services. We assess products using both industry-standard tests and our custom methods, and deliver the facts about products through any of a wide variety of media types and outlets.

    We offer a flexible working culture designed to facilitate collaboration and encourage the best possible work. We believe that we are better able to meet our clients' needs when our staff has the freedom of a productive and fulfilling work environment. We also offer a full set of world-class benefits, including a unique sabbatical program that encourages employees to give back to the world.

    Principled Technologies is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) that considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnic origin, national origin, political affiliation, class, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, HIV or AIDS status, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, protected hairstyle, pregnancy, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply for a position at PT, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@principledtechnologies.com. While we are specifically seeking applicants for the above position(s), we’re always happy to accept applications from thoughtful, enthusiastic people who want to work at PT.

Working at PT

We offer a flexible working culture designed to cultivate collaboration and encourage the best possible work. Each member of our staff has the freedom to create a productive and fulfilling work environment suited specifically to him or her. We have no set schedules or dress codes, and we offer a world-class set of benefits that help employees work from home and take time off when they need it. Recently, we were honored to have Triangle Business Journal recognize us in their 50 Best Places to Work in the Triangle issue.

PT is committed to not limiting ourselves with job titles. We believe titles can draw boxes around people and their jobs, restricting their aspirations and capabilities. We want all our staff members to have the freedom to expand, explore, and change the parameters of their work. Using titles runs counter to that goal.

The ideal candidate for a job at PT is interested in a constant process of learning and improving. Because roles change often and we frequently deal with new technologies, applicants should be flexible, curious, and resourceful. While experience in the technology, learning and development, and/or marketing industries is useful, we welcome less experienced folks who are willing and excited to learn. We also encourage applicants to note skills that may not relate directly to the position to which they’re applying; for example, Chinese or other foreign language skills are a bonus.

PT is committed to creating a work environment in which all of us treat each other with respect and dignity. We will not discriminate in the hiring process or any other part of your employment, including raises or task assignments. We absolutely prohibit any such discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment, in the workplace. We want PT to be a place where everyone feels welcome, and any actions that make this environment feel hostile are in direct contradiction to our mission, our culture, and our beliefs.

To that end, and acting in accordance with regulations and guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), we provide equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic origin, national origin, political affiliation, class, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, HIV or AIDS status, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, protected hairstyle, pregnancy, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law.

"I enjoy working with people who challenge me to stretch my boundaries and abilities, all inside of an encouraging environment. I love being part of a company that does really interesting work on brand-new technology. I get to work in an inclusive setting with people from diverse backgrounds, different points of view, and vastly different levels of experience."

– Beci