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Software Senior Engineer - NAS PowerScale Engineering (Remote)

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Senior Software Engineer

Dell provides the technology that transforms the way we all work and live. But we are more than a technology company — we are a people company. We inspire, challenge, and respect every one of our over 100,000 employees. We also provide them with unparalleled growth and development opportunities. We can’t wait for you to discover this for yourself as a Software Senior Engineer on our NAS PowerScale team Remote or preferably in our Eden Prairie, MN; or Hopkinton, MA; or Seattle, WA; locations.

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

The NAS PowerScalePerformance Engineering team focuses on high-performance software features, automated performance validation tools and comprehensive end-to-end analysis of the NAS storage products. This team is seeking a highly motivated engineer to help in the software development and performance characterization of the NAS PowerScale storage product.

As a Software Senior Engineer, you will play a key leadership role in the development and optimization of critical software features within the NAS PowerScale product. Your expertise will be applied to enhance and improve the highest performing NAS solution in the enterprise storage market.


What you’ll achieve

Ideal candidates excel at cross-team collaboration and are well versed in system performance analysis, C/C++, Python, Linux/FreeBSD OS internals, understand complex distributed systems and are comfortable in a continuous delivery model.  Candidates should also have a proven track record of executing storage performance analysis and delivering high-quality software to real-world customers.

You will:

  • Analyzes, characterizes, and validates end-to-end system performance for a wide range of NAS use cases

  • Designs, develops, and consults on software projects that maintain or improve overall system performance in the areas of file systems, networks, and protocols

  • Performs root cause analysis and corrective actions for customer performance escalations

  • Oversees the performance lifecycle and identifies key areas for performance improvements

  • Defines and implements actions for departmental or cross-functional process improvements  

  • Finds and resolves performance issues and performance regressions in the product

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

  • Produces performance reports to assess release readiness

  • Develops test automation and test tools to streamline the performance validation cycle

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Every Dell Technologies team member brings something unique to the table. Here’s what we are looking for with this role:

Essential Requirements

  • BS in Computer Science or related technical field, and at least 5 years of industry experience

  • Experience with FreeBSD and/or Linux OS internals

  • Experience with advanced computing areas like multi-processors, UMA/NUMA, clusters, multi-threading, scheduling, locks, contention, HDD/SSD devices and caching

  • Experience with networks and protocols – IB, Ethernet, TCP/IP, NFS, SMB and HDFS

  • In depth understanding of file system internals and file system APIs


Desirable Requirements

  • Familiarity with distributed systems, fault tolerant designs, and/or storage solutions

  • Understanding of and experience with industry standard performance tools such as VTune, IOZone, IOMeter, Spec 2008/2014/2020, vdBench, and FIO

  • Experience designing high performance storage solutions – video streaming, VDI, Databases, EDA


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.

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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.

Job ID: R172456

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