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Software Principal Engineer (Unix, File Systems, Isilon)

Seattle, Washington 02/25/2019
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Software Principal Engineer

Location: Seattle, WA

Product Team: Isilon, OneFS

Software Principal Engineer needed to work on the cutting edge clustered file system technology in Isilon. Work with a great team of file system specialists and develop the next generation of high performance and highly reliable NAS scale out products.


  • Responsible for working in the storage space for designing and implementing changes to Isilon’s clustered file system services, to support existing and new customer use cases.
  • Responsible for defining, architecting, implementing, and supporting large and complex modules in the core of the File System
  • Responsible for delivering Design and Functional specifications.
  • Participate in all phases of the development cycle.
  • Analyze and improve system performance.
  • Provide accurate and detailed schedule estimates for development efforts.
  • Interface with other functional areas such as Support, QA, and Product Management.
  • Interact with customers to help understand requirements as well as troubleshoot and solve complex problems.
  • Develop and review unit test procedures and work closely with QA to develop system integration test plans.
  • Require strong skills in system programming, memory management, multi-core, distributed programming, synchronization, data structures and algorithms. A background in designing scalable, high performance products and knowledge of file systems and storage is a big plus
  • Join us if you are ready to learn, innovate and grow your career with us.

Required & Desired Skills:

  • Experience in Linux/FreeBSD/Unix systems programming in C.
  • Understanding of kernel internals, designing, implementing and debugging at Kernel level
  • Experience in File System internals, Data Structures and Algorithms.
  • Techniques to scale algorithms without loss of performance, a plus.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, self-directed environment.
  • Smart, willing to learn quickly and move the project forward.

Education and Experience: Typically requires 4+ years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree or 2+ years with a Master’s degree or equivalent experience.

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Job Family: Engineering Job ID: R47187
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