Dell Software Principal Engineer in McLean, Virginia

Software Principal Engineer

Location - McLean, VA

Virtustream, a Dell Technologies business, is the enterprise-class cloud company that is trusted by organizations worldwide to migrate and run their mission-critical applications in the cloud. For enterprises, service providers and government agencies, Virtustream’s xStream® Management Platform and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) meets the security, compliance, performance, efficiency and consumption-based billing requirements of complex production applications in the cloud – whether private, public or hybrid.

The Software Engineering team delivers next-generation software 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.

Key Responsibilities

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

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

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

  • 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 agile development practices.

Essential Requirements

  • 10 years of software development experience

  • Demonstrated experience with Agile or other rapid application development methods

  • 3 years of experience with Big Data Components/Frameworks (Hadoop, HBase, MapReduce, HDFS, Pig, Hive, Sqoop, Flume, Ozie, etc.)

  • 5 years of Java programming experience

  • Knowledge of Bluedata EPIC or SAP DataHub is highly desireable.

  • Hands-on expertise with application design, software development, and automated testing

  • Experience with RESTful web services, open API development, and SOA concepts

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with S​AP DataHub, Cloud computing, and Cloud infrastructure automation is highly preferred

  • Strong Python and Java programming experience is desired

Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Information Technology major is preferred


We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities — all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.

If you’re ready to develop cutting-edge software for a changing world, this is your opportunity to develop with Dell.

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