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Technologist, Software Sustaining Engineering

Location: Southern California, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000041691

Description

Western Digital®
 
We deliver the possibilities of data.  YOU define what’s possible
 
In this role you will be acting as a Kernel hacker with User space experience building next-generation storage. You will be part of a talented group of engineers in a very open and transparent environment. 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Our product is based on a very highly customized version of ZFS, we have solved the challenges of deduplication and made great strides in caching algorithms making them effective and our product stand out.
  • Our appliance plugs into various storage ecosystems given the plugins we have developed
  • We have a feature-rich solution that solves most data storage requirements 
 
What you will be doing:
  • You will contribute to the development of high-performance storage system with deduplication, compression, replication, and snapshots
  • You will assist with performance analysis and use the outcome of the same to deliver code that makes our Storage system the best
  • Help design and develop tools for detection and analysis of stability issues
  • Help design and build a proactive response ecosystem for our storage appliance that will help us respond better to situations before they become a problem
  • Help with crash analysis of critical field issues and provide fixes for the same
  • Building toolkits for Customer Solutions team, tools that help during POC, deployment and ongoing health checks.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • BSCE/MSCE plus 10+ years related experience
  • Strong C programming background (C++ a plus)
  • Experience developing, modifying building Unix/Linux kernel (Solaris variants a big plus)
  • Experience working with various Storage protocols and networking background: TCP/IP, UDP, SNMP, ISCSI, SAS, SATA, SCSI, etc.
  • ZFS experience would be a major plus
  • SMB experience would be a major plus
  • Experience with clustering solutions
  • Passion for building scalable and high-performance Filesystem
  • Experience in Shell and Perl scripting
  • we would like to hire a great engineer who likes solving problems and delivering a strong data storage solution for our customers. 
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