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Principal Engineer, Software Development Engineering (Cloud Storage)

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Location: Redwood City, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000039766


Western Digital 

We deliver the possibilities of data.  YOU define what’s possible.

We’re looking for a talented and passionate engineer to join our Backend Software team. You will design and implement new services and features of our core software that runs on a multitude of servers and handles massive amounts of network traffic and user data. This is a truly unique opportunity to learn what it takes to run a highly optimized distributed service infrastructure and scale world-wide across multiple data centers

  • Develop software that scales across thousands of machines and devices.
  • Work with our Product team to design new and compelling end user services and products.
  • Participate in code reviews and passionate technical discussions.
  • Develop unit and functional tests to validate your code
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship for your peers.
  • BA/BS in related field along with 3+ years of experience in writing great software.
  • Experience building, testing and optimizing large-scale distributed systems.
  • Experience working in a Linux-based environment.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Experience working with Go, Cassandra, Kafka, Ceph, ElasticSearch, or Zookeeper

Western Digital Corporation is the world’s largest data storage company with a leading portfolio of HGST, SanDisk, G-Technology and WD brands covering flash and disk-based solutions.  Deployed by the largest and most prominent organizations worldwide, Western Digital solutions are everywhere, touching lives and enabling great value from the data they possess. 

Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Western Digital does not unlawfully discriminate and complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law poster: Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law.


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