Dell Principal Software Engineer - HDFS Dev in Shanghai, China

Principal Software Engineer- HDFS Dev

Competitive salary


The EMC Isilon Storage Division is in the business of transforming the way data is stored. At the forefront of the big data movement, our highly parallelized, distributed architecture has completely redefined the storage model. We enable our thousands of customers to work at a scale that wasn't previously possible by shipping a true clustered file system that can be expanded from a few dozen terabytes up to many petabytes. Our goal is to package game changing technology, un-paralleled scalability, and record-breaking performance into a product that is utterly simple to manage and continuously delights our customers.

Isilon culture combines a startup development environment with Dell EMC’s stability and clout. Software engineers at Isilon constantly push the boundaries of what is possible in the world of Big Data storage and distributed systems. We are a true systems company and work at every layer of the storage stack, including all aspects of operating systems and file systems, distributed algorithms, high performance protocol stacks, and next-generation virtualization technology.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Code in a variety of languages, primarily C, C+* Develop elegant solutions to complex problems

  • Design and execute on the HDFS roadmap, enhancing functionality get Hadoop running on Isilon better.

  • Mentor junior team members


  • 7+ years of software development experience

  • Exceptional C/C++ multithread programming skills

  • Experience with distributed systems

  • Exceptional understanding of data structures and algorithms

  • Expert software architecture, design, implementation, test, debugging and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work successfully as part of a team and lead projects

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • BS in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent work experience

  • Works well and can lead geographically dispersed teams


  • Extensive understanding of multithreaded, asynchronous, kernel-mode programming concepts

  • Hands-on experience developing for FreeBSD or other POSIX/UNIX operating systems

  • Experience working on and shipping a storage product is a big PLUS!

  • Experience working on HDFS development


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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