Dell Software Senior Principal Engineer, File Systems in Santa Clara, California

Software Senior Principal Engineer, File Systems

Santa Clara, CA

Product Team: Data Domain Engineering

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 Engineer on our Data Domain Engineering Team in Santa Clara, CA.

Data Domain Engineering 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 to satisfy the requirements on the product roadmap.

  • Contributes to the design and architecture of high-quality, complex systems and software/storage environments.

  • Prepares, reviews and analyzes software/storage specifications for products and systems.

  • Contributes to the development, review, analysis and implementation of test strategies for complex software products and systems/for storage products and systems.

  • Contributes to the development, test and integration of code for new or existing software of significant complexity involving multiple teams.

  • Provides the review, analysis and closed-loop corrective action for issues contributing to software/storage defects and business process problems.

  • Designs and implements software lifecycle and quality assurance methods for projects and products.

  • Presents accurate project status to senior leadership, at both a summary and detailed level.

  • Prepares technical documents used internally and externally to provide both summary and detailed technical information other teams require to complete projects and tasks.

Essential Requirements:

  • File Systems expertise with knowledge in File Systems operations, space management, optimization performance and scalability (Scale Out/Scale-Up)

  • C programming skills on Unix

  • Python Scripting

  • Experience/Knowledge of Agile Methodologies in software development lifecycle

  • Experience in designing, implementing, and debugging user level, multi-threaded systems

  • Good understanding of Data Structures and Algorithms.

  • Strong problem solving, troubleshooting, diagnostic and communication skills

Desired knowledge in any of the following is a plus:

Virtualization, Application Containerization, Machine Language programming

Education and Experience 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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