Dell Software Senior Engineer in Shanghai, China

Software Senior Engineer

Competitive salary


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 Senior Engineer on our Unstructured Data Storage DataFrameworks team in Shanghai.

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

  • Delivers features for a Data Analysis & Management product for the Isilon (Scale-out NAS) and ECS (Scale-out Object) storage platforms

  • Contributes to the design and architecture of new software/storage environments

  • Prepares written software/storage specifications for complex products from architectural diagrams and documents

  • Develops and reviews design, functional, technical and/or user documentation, as needed

  • Develops, reviews, analyzes and implements test strategies for software products and systems/for storage products and systems

  • Develops, tests and integrates code for new or existing software of significant complexity

  • Designs and implements source code revision control methods for products

  • Prepares accurate project status documentation for leadership. Measures and analyzes quality metrics.

  • Defines and implements actions for departmental and cross-functional process improvements

  • Contributes to resource, schedule and cost sizing for software development projects of medium complexity

Essential Requirements

  • 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

  • Strong in Object-Oriented Design (Java and/or Python preferred)

  • Experience developing extensible and maintainable designs that can be proven to be free of race conditions

  • History of working within, and understanding, heavily multi-threaded code with significant inter-thread interaction

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced agile environment

  • Leads by example with unit tests and automated functional tests written at time of development

  • Development compatible with always-ready-to-ship main code branch

  • Familiarity with all major CS concepts, from compilers to databases to sort algorithms

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced agile environment

  • Able to code/debug more complex programs using either written or verbal design specifications

  • Able to achieve mastery of new tools and languages with training and on-the-job experience

  • Able to define and document how a specific Software Lifecycle and Quality Assurance method will be used for specific projects

  • Able to participate and add value in all phases of software development: feasibility, design, implementation, integration, test and delivery

  • Understands tradeoffs between hardware and software interactions

  • Must be capable of adhering to project schedules and effectively tracking progress to meet challenging deadlines

  • Ability to effectively communicate and achieve results in a geographically dispersed team

  • Strong English language skills to facilitate collaboration with US based peers in Product Management and Engineering.

Desirable Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of network file systems and/or object storage systems

  • Comfort developing in, and debugging on, Linux

  • Familiarity with Distributed Systems Technology (e.g. NoSQL databases), Docker and micro-services a plus

  • Familiarity with modern Data Science concepts a plus


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.

Closing date: 25 Oct 2018 .

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