Principal Software Engineer Storage at OVHcloud (Dallas, TX) (allows remote)

Principal Software Engineer Storage at OVHcloud (Dallas, TX) (allows remote)

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Location: Dallas, TX
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-06-18 05:01:34

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Job Summary

The Principal Storage Engineer will work under minimal direction to design and develop high performance storage algorithms for the next generation of NVME over Fabrics storage solutions. This is an opportunity to own critical algorithms that must be invented to match the performance of next generation solid state storage technologies. The Engineer must have the ability to discuss and analyze abstract algorithms with the team to evaluate and refine the design prior to implementation. Additionally, the Engineer will be responsible for translating the design to an implementation in C/C++ with a clear understanding of practical system issues. The Engineer will have the technical ability to write functional specs as well as responding to requirement documents and system level test plans, propose design changes and suggestions to team, collaborate with engineers and other product groups as needed cross functionally.

This role can me located remote.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Algorithm and protocol design and implementation in C/C++
  • System, network, and cluster performance analysis, including root causing performance issues using creative experiments and internally developed product features
  • Research, propose, and integrate relevant open-source projects based on product objectives
  • Write organized, efficient, and well documented C/C++ code as an example for junior engineers
  • Participate in automated test planning and implementation as part of a continuous deployment environment
  • Participate in all product and component design reviews to suggest improvements
  • Provide instructions and guidance on best practices to junior members of the team
  • Use scripting languages to automate tasks and gather data

Minimum Requirements

  • Strong technical background with both the ability and desire to continuously improve the overall storage software product, in terms of quality, features, and design
  • Maintain in-depth understanding of industry trends in computer system hardware, current and future storage and networking protocols, and software algorithms in distributed systems, data encoding and transmission, and performance. Areas of focus include NVMe, NVMe over Fabrics, persistent memory, RDMA and TCP network protocols, kernel bypass, data encoding and compression/deduplication
  • Expert level understanding of computer hardware, algorithm, and protocol performance, with experience in profiling and root causing performance issues. Experience with I/O, memory, and compute performance limitations.
  • Participation in all levels of product definition, design, implementation, testing, and deployment. Must include the ability to discuss abstract software architectures from ideas through implementation and creatively apply domain experience to solve technical challenges
  • 10+ years of experience in programming, including expert level understanding of programming approaches with specific experience in C/C++ coding and debugging. Kernel, protocol, or hardware programming experience is desirable.
  • Mentoring software engineers, fostering an environment of trust and accountability.
  • Enhancing software development processes and best practices, including agile development, automated testing, usability and continuous integration.

Working Conditions

Standard office environment

Company Description - About OVHcloud

OVHcloud™ is a global cloud provider that specializes in delivering industry-leading performance and cost-effective solutions to better manage, secure, and scale data. OVHcloud™ provides a smarter alternative for web hosting, emails, bare metal servers, hosted private cloud, hybrid and public cloud solutions. The group manages 30 data centers across 12 sites in 4 continents, manufacturing its own servers, building its own data centers and deploying its own fiber-optic global network to achieve maximum efficiency. Through the OVHcloud™ spirit of challenging the status quo, the company brings freedom, security and innovation to solve data challenges - today and tomorrow. With a 20-year heritage and a solid European foundation, OVHcloud™ is committed to developing responsible technologies, as the group strives to be the driving force behind the next cloud evolution.

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EEO Statement

OVHcloud is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, sex (including childbirth, breast feeding, and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniform service member and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.