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Platform Software Engineer

Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Remote - California, United States (All Other);Remote - Florida, United States;Remote - Georgia, United States;Remote - Illinois, United States;Remote - Massachusetts, United States;Remote - North Carolina, United States;Remote - Ohio, United States

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Job ID R047336 Date posted Dec. 04, 2019

Platform Software Engineer

Remote US Based / Virtual Opportunity

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About Virtustream

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.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a cloud infrastructure at scale?  Do you enjoy a challenge and improving services already at scale?  Are you passionate about developing software that delivers core functionality? Our team of engineers at Virtustream work to design, build and operate an infrastructure-as-a-service cloud for some of the biggest companies in the world.  The platform team is looking for individuals with a diverse set of experience and skills to design and build software and other solutions needed for the exciting new Virtustream Cloud.  As a Platform Software engineer you will be part of a cross-functional team supporting our virtualized network platform and key software projects.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintain and operate a global compute platform and related services
  • Develop solutions for service monitoring, automated remediation, measuring availability and reliability, performance, analytics and security
  • Design services and libraries on top of traditional VMware environments.
  • Maintaining environment state with the use of configuration tools and event driven automation
  • Develop software applications serving core platform and business needs
  • Participate in troubleshooting, capacity planning and analysis, performance analysis activities
  • Part of a 24x7 service watch rotation team
  • A tenacious ability to diagnose and fix performance and reliability problems
  • Understanding of network fundamentals for LAN and WAN topologies (ex: MP-BGP, OSPF, Firewalling, IPSec VPN)
  • Manage Unix/Linux systems in production
  • Implement and maintain continuous integration and delivery workflows


  • 3-5+ year experience as DevOps, Operations Engineer, or Site Reliable Engineer (development for large online services)
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience building and operating highly available and scalable infrastructure solutions
  • Experience in VMware products, specifically cloud related solutions such as: vSphere, vCenter, ESXi, vSAN, NSX or contending cloud solutions and products
  • Experience engineering, operating, troubleshooting, administering and scaling platform services with code
  • Production experience using configuration management tools (ex: Ansible, SaltStack, Puppet, Chef)
  • Proficiency developing high quality software in languages including Node.js, C++, .Net, Python, PowerShell, Shell scripting
  • Understanding of network fundamentals for LAN and WAN topologies (ex: MP-BGP, OSPF, Firewalling, IPSec VPN)

Preferred skills:

  • Operational experience with software defined networking and overlays in datacenter environments. (ex: NSX, Contrail)
  • Experience working in distributed, remote teams across multiple time zones a plus
  • Ability to travel for team meetings


We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities — all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.

Dell is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Dell are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Dell will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.  Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Dellhere.

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