**Sr. SDE – Performance Team, Engineering**
The Isilon Storage Division of EMC is in the business of transforming the way data is stored. At the forefront of the big data movement, our highly parallelized, distributed architecture has completely redefined the storage model. We enable our thousands of customers to work at a scale that wasn't previously possible by shipping a true clustered file system that can be expanded from a few dozen terabytes up to many petabytes. Our goal is to package game changing technology, un-paralleled scalability, and record breaking performance into a product that is utterly simple to manage and continuously delights our customers.
Do you like to break things? Do you like to make broken things go faster? The Isilon Engineering Performance Team is hiring!
We're looking for a performance person with a testing bent – or a tester with a performance bent. One day you might be writing automated tests to validate performance on new features. Another day you may be helping the system performance team determine why their performance improvements made things slower instead of faster. Along the way you'll be writing performance tools to gather new metrics from the system as well as finding creative ways of processing existing metrics to tease out where the problems are.
No matter what specific task the day brings, you’ll be working on a team of talented engineers, and with some of the most senior and skilled developers across the engineering organization. In addition to solid programming skills, you’ll need excellent problem solving ability, strong communication skills, the ability to quickly learn new things, be self-directed, and above all else the tenacity to get things done.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Design and run test suites for performance validation.
Take an active role in triage of performance test failures.
Investigate performance regressions.
Improve performance test automation, test reliability, and test coverage.
Write and review code (C and Python), primarily for automated test code.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
+ BS or MS degree in computer science, computer engineering, or related field.
+ Knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following areas: advanced multi-processor computer architectures, operating systems, virtualization, computer storage, file systems, networking, storage area networks (SAN), distributed file systems (NAS), highly available cluster systems
+ Working familiarity with C.
+ Experience with Python (preferred) or another scripting language
+ Experience developing system level software on the Linux and/or Windows
Career paths at Isilon are paved by those who believe they have the ability to make a difference in the company they work for. At Isilon, the opportunity to innovate presents itself daily. While you're expected to get your assigned tasks completed, we encourage you to do whatever it takes to further engineering as a whole, the company, and your career. The performance sandbox is huge, come play in it with us.
When you choose our company, you join a diverse world of innovative thought leaders. At our core is a commitment to workplace diversity, the sustainability of our planet, and community corporate involvement. 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.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.
**Critical Hiring Criteria:**
Engineering - Software, Engineering - Other
205 - ISILON
US - Washington - Seattle