Dell Senior Software Engineer (C/Linux/File Systems--Next-Gen DP) in Santa Clara, California

Senior Software Engineer

Competitive salary

Santa Clara, CA

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 Senior Software Engineer on our Data Domain Engineering team in Santa Clara.

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

  • Design and implement new features in the Data Domain File System, and fix bugs in the product.

  • Design and implement incremental features to address technical debt and customer found issues in the product.

  • Deliver design and functional specifications for the features being developed.

  • Develop software for products in cloud, virtualization, scale-out environments, etc.

  • Participate in all phases of development cycle.

  • Interact with customers to troubleshoot and solve complex problems.

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

Essential Requirements

  • Experience in software development in Linux/Unix and experience with contemporary software engineering principles.

  • C and or C++ programming skills on Linux/Unix.

  • Understanding of Data Structures and Algorithms.

  • Good problem solving, troubleshooting, diagnostic skills ​

Desirable Requirements

  • Knowledge of Cloud Storage and/or virtualization environments.

  • Familiarity with algorithms that work on on-disk data structures is a plus.

  • Knowledge of File System internals, Log structured File Systems, storage systems is a plus.

Education and Level:

Typically requires 5+ years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3+ years with a Master’s degree; or a PhD without experience; 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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