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Principal Software Engineer

Location: Remote, India

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 Principal Software Engineer on our Engineering Development team in Remote, India to do the best work of your career and make a profound social impact.


What you’ll achieve
As a Software Principal Engineer, you will be responsible for developing sophisticated systems and software basis the customer’s business goals, needs and general business environment creating software solutions.
You will:
• Contribute to the design and architecture of high-quality, complex systems and software/storage environments
• Prepare, review and evaluate software/storage specifications for products and systems
• Contribute to the development and implementation of test strategies for complex software products and systems/for storage products and systems

Some Specific details about the Role

Isilon Systems, a division of Dell EMC, is the leader in scale-out storage systems and is transforming the way data is stored. At the forefront of the Big Data movement, our highly parallelized, distributed architecture has completely redefined the storage model. Isilon’s OneFS clustered storage and data management solutions enables enterprises and research organizations world-wide to manage massive and rapidly growing amounts of file/block based data in a highly-scalable, easy-to-manage, and cost effective way.

Career paths at Dell EMC are paved by those who believe they have the ability to make a difference in the company they work for. At Dell EMC, the opportunity to innovate presents itself daily. Our core values require a “customers first” and “be your best” attitude every day. We also encourage you to do whatever it takes to further engineering as a whole, the company, and your career. If you are passionate about these things, Dell EMC has a great career opportunity for you!

We are looking for a Senior/Principal level Software Development Engineer to join our Security Engineering team. This team is a key part of Isilon’s engineering organization focused on minimizing the attack surface of the Isilon software base. We do this by finding and fixing security vulnerabilities in a responsive manner using a variety of design, code inspection, and testing techniques. A crucial element of the job is to rapidly and autonomously assess a potential security vulnerability to enable timely responses to customers. The ideal person for this role also has the unique opportunity to become a security expert in all aspects of the Isilon software stack. The opportunity exists for this person to become a valued resource for all engineering to drive initiatives to reduce attack surface, including campaign work to deliver new features in upcoming releases of OneFS.

Applicants need an interest in systems, networking, security, and should be fearless in frequently transitioning between user space and kernel space, and between programming (C) and scripting (Python) languages. Applicants also need to have an interest and passion to mentor other team members to develop a culture of technical excellence and high quality ex

Role Overview

Our team builds NextGen Web applications that provide real time performance monitoring, reporting, analytics and troubleshooting information on various Dell EMC products in the Unstructured Data Storage domain. Some of the products for which we are currently building the NextGen Web applications are Dell EMC’s Isilon scale-out NAS platform and Dell EMC’s Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS).

As a Software Principal Engineer, you will drive efforts across development, validation and devops teams to accelerate product feature delivery to our customers. You will need to successfully deliver customer-facing functionality for well-defined features in a team environment and are expected to be familiar with state-of-the-art tools and processes; and have excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Possess a strong aptitude for exploring new technologies and understanding how to apply them to new products, tools, and customer-facing support scenarios.
  • Design and develop solutions to complex technical problems spanning the development of product features, quality validation, and deployment to customers.
  • Provide leadership on the best practices for UI/UX design & continually improve upon the usability aspects of the web application.
  • Build highly scalable UI/Web applications that are designed for high performance.
  • Participate actively in design and code reviews.
  • Build smart processes that enable delivery of quality software with high velocity, and ensure that team members understand and follow processes.
  • Contribute visibly to the relentless pursuit of product quality, innovation, and customer-centric design across the engineering organization.
  • Lead, motivate and direct team members to build high quality software in a fast paced agile environment.
  • Mentor and provide technical solutions to the team members.
  • Share experiences and skills to aid team members in enhancing their professional skills and career.
  • Demonstrate excellent collaboration and communication skills as you obtain requirements, build a detailed design, and deliver a high-quality implementation of your software solutions.

Essential Requirements:

  • BS in Computer Science or related technical field, and 8+ years of industry experience.
  • Experience shipping software with Agile practices and tools.
  • Demonstrated passion, perseverance, and dedication.
  • Hands on experience in designing applications on Java and/or Unix/Linux platform (including shell scripting).
  • Hands on experience developing software with Javascript, Python, HTML, and CSS, as well as RESTful APIs and database design. 
  • Proven hands-on experience in developing secure and scalable web applications using one or more of the following frameworks & libraries like React and Redux, Spring MVC, JSF, Bootstrap, EXT JS, AngularJS, GWT, Backbone.js etc.
  • Ability to write high-performance, reusable code for Web & UI components. 
  • Knowledge of UI and usability best practices/standards, cross-browser compatibility etc.
  • Experience with tools and technologies associated with building continuous delivery pipelines.
  • Experience in building Web services using SOAP and RESTful API’s.
  • Experience in one or more unit test frameworks.
  • Experience with git and Jenkins.
  • Candidates may also possess any of these highly desired skills:
    • Familiarity with C++ and C
    • Experience working with file systems


Here’s our story; now tell us yours

Dell Technologies helps organizations and individuals build a brighter digital tomorrow. Our company is made up of more than 150,000 people, located in over 180 locations around the world. We’re proud to be a diverse and inclusive team and have an endless passion for our mission to drive human progress.

What’s most important to us is that you are respected, feel like you can be yourself and have the opportunity to do the best work of your life -- while still having a life. We offer excellent benefits, bonus programs, flexible work arrangements, a variety of career development opportunities, employee resource groups, and much more.

We started with computers, but we didn’t stop there. We are helping customers move into the future with multi-cloud, AI and machine learning through the most innovative technology and services portfolio for the data era. Join us and become a part of what’s next in technology, starting today.

You can also learn more about us by reading our latest Diversity and Inclusion Report and our plan to make the world a better place by 2030 here.



Dell is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Dell are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Dell will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Dell encourages applicants of all ages. Read the full Equal Employment Opportunity Policy here.

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