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Software Engineer - SolidFire Platforms (43546BR)

Wichita, Kansas, United States
September 15, 2017

Job Summary

Essential Functions:

* Debug Linux OS/kernel complex issues on various platforms (include but are not limited to Gentoo, Debian and Ubuntu)

* Design, develop and module/integration test Linux multipath solutions in C/C++ as well as support issues at different layers within Linux OS/kernel, for both NetApp proprietary and open-source products.

* Be proficient in product development and support involving FC, iSCSI, SAS and IB protocols

* Possess solid knowledge and industrial experiences with RAID* based storage solutions.

* Be responsible for supporting most complex interoperability issues for both clustered and non-clustered configurations involving components from other vendors (Linux host, virtualization products, switch and HBA) in NetApp storage matrix. * Conduct performance analysis and optimization for different Linux device driver and NetApp storage array stack layers.

* Provide remote and onsite support to NetApp high profile customer field issues involving Linux (and its derivative) device and HBA drivers as part of the solution.

* Work with Linux OS vendors and communities on open-source device driver issues and promotion of innovative enhancements

via Bugzilla channels.

* Participate in technical discussions with groups within and outside immediate Business Units to create business synergy within NetApp and across Linux industry.

* Ability to come up with and execute on initiatives that will contribute towards NetApp’s business goals, as well as establish NetApp’s industrial leadership.

* Mentor junior engineers within surrounding functional units.

Job Requirements:

* Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Work collaboratively within a team of other engineers and have strong influencing and leadership skills

* Generalist technical knowledge within department and working knowledge of major system component interactions; Recognized expert in a portion of product area

* Strong aptitude for learning new technologies

* Ability to estimate work completion required to build an overall predictable plan

* Strong generalist understanding of concepts related to computer architecture, data structures and standard programming practices

* Develop longer-range project plans and schedules for individual or work for a small team

* Creative and analytical approach to problem solving

Responsibility and Interaction:

* Responsibility:

* Responsible for unstructured tasks and the issues addressed are less defined requiring new perspectives, creative approaches and with more interdependencies

* Apply attained experiences and knowledge in solving problems that are complex in scope requiring in-depth evaluation


* Work effectively with staff to Vice-President level employees within the function, across functions and with external parties

* Limited supervision and direction is provided, as this individual can operate, drive results and set priorities independently

* Successfully convey information to stakeholders at many levels related to the position

* Work effectively with senior engineers within Business Unit

* Participate as a proactive contributor and subject matter expert

* Demonstrate favorable results through regular leadership and mentoring others

Education & Experience:

* A minimum of 8 years of experience is required. 9 to 11 years of experience is preferred

* A Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, a Master Degree, or a PhD; or equivalent experience is required

* Demonstrated ability to have completed multiple, complex technical projects