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  • Remote - Washington, United States
  • 05/07/2021
  • R099884


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Sr. Software Engineer -(NAS Engineering)- Remote

The Software Engineering team delivers next-generation application enhancements and new products for a changing world. Working at the cutting edge, we design and develop software for platforms, peripherals, applications and diagnostics — all with the most advanced technologies, tools, software engineering methodologies and the collaboration of internal and external partners.

Join us as a Senior Software Engineer on our Engineering Development team in [Remote: US] to do the best work of your career and make a profound social impact.

What you’ll achieve

As aSenior SoftwareEngineer, you will workas part of Isilon’sCloud APEX and Foundation engineeringteam to design and implement our next generation storage fabrics.You are an engineerwho contribute fresh ideas to theareas ofstorage,networking and distributed systems. You will be asked to identify and solve unique problems presented by Isilon’s scale-out architecture. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Build ournetwork attached storageplatform& solutions, systems and infrastructure using your strong background in network and distributed systems.

  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and enhance software solutions.

  • Work full stack, from the kernel/device level to user spacedaemons,scripts and utilities.

  • Manage individual projects priorities, deadlines and deliverables.

  • Consult and collaborate with other developers and QA engineers within the Isilon distributed system architecture.

Essential Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field or equivalent practical experience.

  • Extensive coding experience in C.

  • Experience developing software for Unix/Linux/BSD operating systems at the User or Kernel level.

  • Experience with networkingtechnologies(e.g., TCP/IPlayer 2/3,UDP,NAT,QoS,IPV4, IPV6,VLANs,routing protocols, etc.).

  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python, PERL, bash shell

  • Excellent problem solving & debugging skills.

  • Experience developingwithin large scale distributed systems.

  • Experience with source management tools such as GIT

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with FreeBSD, with notable contributions to the FreeBSD open source community

  • Familairitywith Cloud infrastructures and rolling out Cloud services.

  • Familiarity with Network Virtualizationand/or Software Defined Networking (SDN)

  • Experience with tools such as Bugzilla, Jira

  • Agile development experience


  • Development of Isilon’s storage platforms – starting from the ground up design to defining platform infrastructure for System and OS bring-up, as well as expansion into software defined platforms.

  • Champion design and implementation requirements for future OneFS products.

  • Provides full design, planning, configuration, documentation, deployment and top-level support ownership of storage infrastructure technologies. 

  • Identifies design requirements and makes recommendations for capacity planning, performance optimization and future direction. 

  • Designs storage solutions per business requirements. This includes performing storage workload modeling for sizing, optimization and troubleshooting. 

  • Understands storage virtualization, data rationalization, workload automation, storage provisioning, and Disaster Recovery and SAN Fabric management. 

  • Troubleshoots storage-related reliability, availability, and performance issues. 

  • Collaborates on and implements architecture recommendations to application integration, system administration, problem management, preventive maintenance, performance tuning. 

  • Identifies and eliminates performance bottlenecks and makes performance-related recommendations (hardware, firmware, software, and configuration). 

  • Leads or participates in the software development lifecycle, which includes research, new development, modification, security, correction of errors, reuse, re-engineering and maintenance of software products. 

  • Manages or utilizes software that is built and implemented as a product, using best-in-class development process/lifecycle management (ex: Agile, Waterfall). 

  • Gathers business requirements and participates in product definition and feature prioritization, including customer usability studies. 

  • Performs competitive analysis for features at a product level scope. Leads the testing and fixing of new or enhanced products. 

  • Creates technical documentation of software products/solutions. 

  • Assists with the development and review of end user and technical end user documentation.

  • Drives idea generation for new software products, or for the next version of an existing product. Protects Intellectual property by working appropriate legal elements (ex: procurement, patents, and open source). 

  • Responsible for the delivery of products within budget, schedule and quality guidelines. Works with the team to develop, maintain, and communicate current development schedules, timelines and development status. 

  • Makes changes to system software to correct errors in the original implementation and creates extensions to existing programs to add new features or performance improvements. 

  • Designs and develops major functional or performance enhancements for existing products, or produces new software products or tools. 

  • Reviews requirements, specifications and designs to assure product quality; develops and implements plans and tests for product quality or performance assurance. 

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