Dell Senior Principal/Principal File Systems Engineer (Data Domain Engineering) in Santa Clara, California

Senior Principal/Principal File Systems Engineer

Santa Clara, CA

Data Domain Engineering, Data Protection Division

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 an Engineer on our Data Domain Engineering team in Santa Clara.

The products will cover a wide range of Dell/EMC products and applications and we are looking for senior level engineers to drive product development, enhancements, performance, scaling, and defect resolution. The additional responsibilities will include the ownership and resolution of triage the issues, address the software defects, drive software defects in other components to resolution, and work collaboratively across departments for a successful development, release, and support of integrated solutions.


Developing new features for the Data Domain product offering as well as enhancing the product set to improve scaling, performance, high-availability, cloud integration, disaster recovery, and application integration. As part of the project responsibilities you may also be developing test automation and automation framework modules and work collaboratively across Dell divisions to coordinate feature integration and product delivery. The development will primarily focus on one or more of the following product areas:

-Scale out and scale up support in virtual/physical distributed environment

-Optimization and Performance (I/O and control path)

-Analysis and Improving system performance.

-Encryption and security

-Collaboration with Engineering Leadership, Product Management and Customers to troubleshoot and solve complex problems.

-Develop and review unit test procedures and work closely with QA to develop system integration test plans.

Desired Requirements:

Extensive experience/knowledge with C/C++ programming on Unix/Linux, File system internals, a must

Scripting experience (Python highly preferred)

Experience with distributed processing systems, designing, implementing, and debugging user level, multi-threaded systems

Demonstrated knowledge of software design methodologies and processes

Ability to scale Algorithms without loss of performance

Strong knowledge of Data Structures and Algorithms that work on on-disk data structures

Experience/Knowledge of Agile and Scrum development methodology

Experience/Knowledge with Cloud Storage and/or Virtualization environments

Virtualization, Containerization or Machine Language (AI)—a huge plus

Education and Level:

Typically requires 12+ years of related experience in a professional role with a Bachelor’s degree; or 8+ years with a Master’s degree; or 5+ years with a PhD; or equivalent experience


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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