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Member of Technical Staff

Company: NetApp
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

Software Development Engineer: As a Software Engineer you will work as part of a team responsible for actively participating in driving product development and strategy. In addition, you will participate in activities that include testing and debugging of operating systems that run NetApp storage applications. In this specific job, you will be a member of the WAFL Data Path (core file system) product development and engineering team. As part of the Research and Development function, the overall focus of the group is on competitive market and customer requirements, technology advances, product quality, product cost and time-to-market. Software engineers focus on enhancements to existing products as well as new product development. The WAFL Data Path team maintains and develops new innovations in the core I/O path for all the various types of storage media, such as spinning hard drives and SSD flash devices; and other high-speed low-latency devices. The file system is required to operate in both on-premises and cloud-based environments for all major hyper scalers.

Job Requirements

Essential Functions:

* A major part of your responsibility will be to participate in any and/or all phases of the product development cycle from product definition and design, through implementation including: Testing, Test automation, Debugging, Reliability, Performance analysis, and Critical and/or high visibility customer support. * As part of a team, you will lead and participate in technical discussions within the immediate group and across functions, where evaluating and executing design and development plans for products are reviewed. * You will have direct influence on the decisions and outcomes related to project direction.


* Strong oral and written communication skills are essential. * Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment and demonstrate strong influencing and leadership skills. * Experience in software design and development. * A strong understanding of complex concepts related to computer architecture, data structures and programming practices. * Ability to develop longer-range project plans and schedules for individual or work for a small team.

Responsibility and Interaction:


* The tasks this individual is responsible are often unstructured and the issues addressed are less defined requiring new perspectives and creative approaches. * This individual will apply attained experiences and knowledge in solving problems that are complex in scope requiring in-depth evaluation. * Demonstrate good judgment in solving problems as well as identifying problems in advance, and proposing solutions.


* This individual must 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. * The ideal candidate will be a proactive contributor and subject matter expert. * To be successful, this individual must demonstrate favorable results through regular leadership and influencing others.


Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 6 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD with 3 years experience; or equivalent experience.

Keywords: NetApp, Sunnyvale , Member of Technical Staff, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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