Dell Software Principle Engineer - Systems Management in Santa Clara, California

Software Principal Engineer-(NMS/EMS)

Product Team: Data Domain Engineering

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The Systems Management team is responsible for all configuration management and monitoring functions of Data Domain systems. This includes things such as; user interface applications, monitoring daemons to watch hardware and software, alert/alarm mechanisms, Access Control, Database Configuration and Access Functions, SNMP, design and development of management interfaces, services to manipulate configurations, and capabilities to plug-in to third party management frameworks.


  • Design, develop and maintain features within the Data Domain System Management team

  • Write design specifications for new features related to Systems Management.

  • Participate in architecture discussions and reviews.

  • Work with other team members to determine, support, and qualify future requirements.

  • Support QA and SE on product verification and customer qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • C on Linux/Unix, a must

  • Expert knowledge of databases -(PostgreSQL/Postgres or SQLite preferred but open to any DB expertise)

  • Experience developing Systems Management or Network Management Software (NMS/EMS)

  • System Debugging design and implementation experience

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • A team player who likes to work in a high energy atmosphere

​​ Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience with C++, XML, Perl, Python, Bison

  • Strong networking background (i.e. TCP/IP, Sockets, RPC)

Education and Experience Level: Typically requires 8+ years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6+ years with a Master’s degree; or 3+ years with a PhD; or equivalent experience

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