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Software Senior Engineer, Software Engineering

Draper, Utah

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Job ID R90182 Date posted Jul. 03, 2019

Software Senior Engineer

Competitive salary

Draper, Utah or Atlanta, Georgia.

Virtustream, a Dell Technologies business, is the enterprise-class cloud company that is trusted by organizations worldwide to migrate and run their mission-critical applications in the cloud. For enterprises, service providers and government agencies, Virtustream’s xStream® Management Platform and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) meets the security, compliance, performance, efficiency and consumption-based billing requirements of complex production applications in the cloud – whether private, public or hybrid.


Dell provides the technology that transforms the way we all work and live. But we are more than a technology company — we are a people company. We inspire, challenge and respect every one of our over 100,000 employees. We also provide them with unparalleled growth and development opportunities. We can’t wait for you to discover this for yourself as a  Software Senior Engineer on our Software Engineering team in either Utah or Georgia.

The Software Engineering team delivers next-generation software application enhancements and new products for a changing world. Working at the cutting edge, we design and develop software for platforms, peripherals, applications and diagnostics — all with the most advanced technologies, tools, software engineering methodologies and the collaboration of internal and external partners.
Key Responsibilities

We are looking for a passionate SeniorSoftware Engineer(DevOps) who loves learning and thrives in an environment that provides the best tools and fosters a great culture to do your job well. This position requires interaction and coordination among several different groups within the Product Development group including Operations, Development, QA and Support.

As a talented Software Senior Engineer (DevOps) you will have experience writing/reading simple to complex scripts in Python, Puppet, PowerCLI, Powershell, Bash, , etc… or similar language for automation and config. management.

You will ideally have had experience as a Systems Admin also. You will have a deep understanding and knowledge of virtualization infrastructure and virtualization tool (VMware vCenter, OpenStack). Performed any Software upgrades/migrations and can discuss faced challenges.

The main responsibilities/duties of the role:

  • Develop tools and automation's for our software products.
  • Deploy/upgrade our software products, participate in deployment tools creation.
  • Support customers during the software deployment process with tools and automation.


Essential Requirements

  • As this role is on our Public Sector side of the business, it is mandatory that the candidate possess or is able to successfully obtain a Secret-level Public Sector Security clearance.
  • Excellent system, software and network troubleshooting skills.
  • 3 + years’ experience in a relevant role
  • Strong scripting and/or programming experience
  • Expert knowledge of Linux administration and installation (e.g. CentOS, RHEL , other)
  • Knowledge of configuration automation (puppet, chef)
  • Virtualization experience (VMWare, Openstack, Xen, etc.)


Desirable Requirements

  • Experience with build automation and scripting. (e.g. Python, BASH, Ant, Gradle, Jenkins, Hudson, etc.)
  • Linux software packaging experience (rpm, debian)
  • Experience of any mentioned solution /products : Zabbix, Prometheus, RabbitMQ, PostgreSQL, Mongo, nginx, Salt, Docker, Kubernetes
  • If you can decode CI/CD




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Regularly provides technical support expertise in a complex cloud platform environment with the need to support Virtustreams enterprise class, mission critical, production environment for the xStream IaaS Portal software and provides support for on-premises deployments of xStream for Virtustream’s software customers.

Ability to convey sophisticated ongoing technical system support is critical to, and an essential component of, both Virtustream business operations and the business operations of Virtustream customers. Apply technical support expertise to resolve and escalate customer issues. Customer requests may be received by Support Centers through automated alerts, voice initiated technical calls from Customers, Partners, remote maintenance calls, internal and field Virtustream employees, Chat and Web support calls. Works closely with peers and internal SMEs to increase knowledge and resolve customer issues. Identifies and provides resolutions to technical problems. Use troubleshooting tools, content, and analytical practices to help determine best way to resolve identified and unidentified problems. 

This position requires interaction and coordination among several different groups within the Product Development group including Operations, Development, QA and Support.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Respond to customer-initiated service and incident tickets for reported problems and queries.
  • Act as a customer liaison and point of contact throughout the ticket lifecycle.
  • Troubleshoot production problems with Virtustream software products for and with customers.
  • Take initiative to accomplish tasks involving communication/coordination with Operations, Development and QA teams.
  • Improve existing processes and/or develop new processes to improve efficiency where needed.
  • Partner with various engineering teams to troubleshoot, analyze, and resolve tickets.
  • Technical prowess and confidence to effectively reverse-engineer software solutions.
  • Ability to work well as a member of a large team spanning multiple cultures and time zones.
  • Ability to read/write simple to complex Python, Go, PowerShell or similar scripts for system automation and configuration management.
  • High self-motivation and ability to learn multiple technologies and software applications with little supervision.
  • Ability to multi-task several projects at a time.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in written form; especially technical concepts.

QUALIFICATIONS - KNOWLEDGE – SKILLS:

Skills Desired:

  • Customer Centric Focus.
  • Practical decision making and problem resolution.
  • Excellent systems, software and network troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong virtualization knowledge and experience working with virtualization tools (e.g. VMware vCenter, OpenStack or similar).
  • Intermediate knowledge of Linux OS.
  • Experience with enterprise networking/storage/servers hardware; especially as it relates to virtualized environments.
  • Excellent (written and spoken) communication and customer support skills.
  • Experience with database administration (e.g. MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MongoDB).
  • Experience with configuration and maintenance of web servers (e.g. IIS 7.0+, NGINX, Apache)
  • Familiarity with Two-Factor Authentication concepts.
  • Ability to obtain Public Sector Security Clearance.

Regularly provides technical support expertise in a complex cloud platform environment with the need to support Virtustreams enterprise class, mission critical, production environment for the xStream IaaS Portal software and provides support for on-premises deployments of xStream for Virtustream’s software customers.

Ability to convey sophisticated ongoing technical system support is critical to, and an essential component of, both Virtustream business operations and the business operations of Virtustream customers. Apply technical support expertise to resolve and escalate customer issues. Customer requests may be received by Support Centers through automated alerts, voice initiated technical calls from Customers, Partners, remote maintenance calls, internal and field Virtustream employees, Chat and Web support calls. Works closely with peers and internal SMEs to increase knowledge and resolve customer issues. Identifies and provides resolutions to technical problems. Use troubleshooting tools, content, and analytical practices to help determine best way to resolve identified and unidentified problems. 

This position requires interaction and coordination among several different groups within the Product Development group including Operations, Development, QA and Support.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Respond to customer-initiated service and incident tickets for reported problems and queries.
  • Act as a customer liaison and point of contact throughout the ticket lifecycle.
  • Troubleshoot production problems with Virtustream software products for and with customers.
  • Take initiative to accomplish tasks involving communication/coordination with Operations, Development and QA teams.
  • Improve existing processes and/or develop new processes to improve efficiency where needed.
  • Partner with various engineering teams to troubleshoot, analyze, and resolve tickets.
  • Technical prowess and confidence to effectively reverse-engineer software solutions.
  • Ability to work well as a member of a large team spanning multiple cultures and time zones.
  • Ability to read/write simple to complex Python, Go, PowerShell or similar scripts for system automation and configuration management.
  • High self-motivation and ability to learn multiple technologies and software applications with little supervision.
  • Ability to multi-task several projects at a time.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in written form; especially technical concepts.

QUALIFICATIONS - KNOWLEDGE – SKILLS:

Skills Desired:

  • Customer Centric Focus.
  • Practical decision making and problem resolution.
  • Excellent systems, software and network troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong virtualization knowledge and experience working with virtualization tools (e.g. VMware vCenter, OpenStack or similar).
  • Intermediate knowledge of Linux OS.
  • Experience with enterprise networking/storage/servers hardware; especially as it relates to virtualized environments.
  • Excellent (written and spoken) communication and customer support skills.
  • Experience with database administration (e.g. MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MongoDB).
  • Experience with configuration and maintenance of web servers (e.g. IIS 7.0+, NGINX, Apache)
  • Familiarity with Two-Factor Authentication concepts.
  • Ability to obtain Public Sector Security Clearance.

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