Senior Software Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Clara
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Office: Santa Clara
United States
Santa Clara
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DDN is The Leading Big Data Storage Supplier to Data-Intensive, Global Organizations

For over 15 years, DDN has designed, developed, deployed and optimized systems, software and solutions which enable enterprises, service providers, universities and government agencies to generate more value and accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud.


Organizations leverage the power of DDN technology and the deep technical expertise of our team to capture, store, process, analyze, collaborate and distribute data, information and content at largest scale in the most efficient, reliable and cost effective manner. Our customers include many of the world’s leading financial services firms and banks, healthcare and life science organizations, manufacturing and energy companies, government and research facilities, and web and cloud service providers.


DDN's sustained Vision and execution have made us the World’s largest privately held data storage company. Our technological and market leadership comes from our long term investments in leading edge research and development, our relentless focus on solving our customers’ end to end data and information management challenges, and the excellence of our employees around the globe, all relentlessly focused on delivering the highest levels of satisfaction to our customers.  


We create and bring to market the most advanced and innovative technologies to solve our customers' complex Big Data challenges. Our technology centers are located in the US, France, Germany, Belarus, China, India and Japan, and our manufacturing facilities are based in the US. You can be proud to work for a dynamic company whose two founders are still actively involved in our operations, and which is helping improve the quality of human life throughout the World. 

Job Description


  • Identify and implement novel query optimization, transaction management, or distributed data processing algorithms which allow RED to deliver industry-leading cloud and On-Prem database systems
  • Build the next-generation transaction system, storage engine and multi-tenant database system
  • Analyze and understand performance and scalability bottlenecks in the system and solve them
  • Pinpoint problems, instrument relevant components as needed, and ultimately implement solutions
  • Design, develop, and support a highly-parallel and fault-tolerant database system comprising many technologies
  • Deal with issues from logical representation of the execution plan to efficient resource management, all the way down to highly specialized vectorized execution
  • Evaluate and determine priorities with a critical understanding of where performance matters most
  • Design and implement critical high-performance systems to handle the ever growing request rate of our distributed database
  • Own the end to end delivery of your projects, from identifying a solution, to design, implementation, testing and safe production rollout
  • Evangelize best practices in database usage and end-to-end architecture



  • 5+ years hands-on software engineering experience
  • Significant background in database internals or building core components (query language, query compilation, query execution, storage engines, transaction processing) for large-scale data processing systems (e.g. Hadoop, Spark, Presto, etc.)
  • Strong CS fundamentals, including proficiency with data structures, algorithms, and distributed systems (Fluency in C++, C, or Golang preferred)
  • Expertise in systems fundamentals including multi-threading, concurrency, IO subsystems and scheduling
  • Strong database fundamentals including SQL, performance, and schema design
  • Strong communication, and collaboration skills
  • Experience with one or more of the following highly desired:
    • Big Data storage technologies and their applications (HDFS, Cassandra, Columnar Databases, etc.)
    • Scalable Key-Value stores such as FoundationDB, RocksDB/LevelDB, DynamoDB, Redis, Cassandra, etc.
    • Advanced Analytics systems (e.g. Time-Series, Complex Event Processing, Forecasting, etc.)
  • Intense curiosity, willingness to question, and passion for solving hard technical problems and making systems better
  • Experience designing, building, and operating large-scale distributed systems or web services
  • Track record of identifying and implementing creative solutions and delivering highly complex projects in the distributed systems space
  • BS in Computer Science; Masters or PhD Preferred


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