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Principal Engineer

Primary Location: Santa Clara, California

Additional Location(s): Remote - California, United States (All Other); Remote - California, United States (Bay Area); Remote - Massachusetts, United States; Remote - North Carolina, United States; Remote - Texas, United States

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Principal Engineer - at one of our big 5 locations are: Round rock/Austin, Hopkinton, MA,  RTP, NC, Seattle and Santa Clara, CA. 

We are looking for a hands-on Principal Engineer/(Engineer with Database experience) with deep expertise in Database programming, architecture, development, and automation to be part of the Manageability Engineering Team. Our team is working on exciting new challenges in building a cloud scale control plane for management of Data Protection Appliances. If you are up to the challenge and would like to be a part of a team that makes history, then this job might be for you.


  • Design and develop features for the Data Protection Appliance Manageability

  • Work as a Database Lead to coordinate database development, administration and determine project scope and limitations.

  • Implement industry standard security measures to safeguard Databases.

  • Document and communicate database schemas, using accepted notations.

  • Develop data models for applications, metadata tables, views or related database structures.

  • Review data for deficiencies or errors, correct any incompatibilities if possible and check output.

  • Keep up-to-date information on industry trend on Database Systems

  • Build effective unit and integration tests

  • Ability to direct a team of engineers on complex Manageability projects.

  • Ability to write scripts and tools for development and debugging.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in C/C++/Java is a must

  • Expert knowledge of databases - (PostgreSQL/Postgres or SQLite preferred but open to any DB expertise)

  • Experience with Python/Golang is highly desired

  • Work on technical problems in areas of distributed systems, NoSQL databases, networking and virtualization, search and information retrieval technologies.

  • System Debugging design and implementation experience

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • A team player who likes to multitask and work in a high energy atmosphere

  • Experience in designing, implementing, and debugging user level, multi-threaded systems.

  • Strong communication skills to be able to interact with product management, senior management and customers.  

  • Strong problem solving, troubleshooting, diagnostic skills

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • Strong networking background (i.e. TCP/IP, Sockets, RPC)

  • Experience with database systems: PostgreSQL, Cassandra, and NoSQL ecosystem

  • Has experience in Database Administration

  • Experience developing Systems Management or Network Management Software (NMS/EMS)

  • Experience with Software development for storage products is a plus

  • Excellent Linux diagnostic and troubleshooting skills

  • Experience with Cloud, Docker, Container, building microservices - Experience with container technologies (Docker, Kubernetes)

  • Agile software development using SCRUM

Education and Experience Level:

  • Bachelor's or Master's in Computer Science or related field.

  • Typically requires 8+ years of related experience with a bachelor’s degree; or 6+ years with a Master’s degree; or 3+ years with a PhD; or equivalent experience

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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.

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Job ID: R099541

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