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Staff Software Engineer - Storage Engineering



Software Engineering
Los Angeles, CA, USA · Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network, built to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Our products help people make powerful connections, discover exciting opportunities, build necessary skills, and gain valuable insights every day. We’re also committed to providing transformational opportunities for our own employees by investing in their growth. We aspire to create a culture that’s built on trust, care, inclusion, and fun – where everyone can succeed.

Join us to transform the way the world works.

At LinkedIn, we trust each other to do our best work where it works best for us and our teams. This role offers a hybrid work option, meaning you can both work from home and commute to a LinkedIn office, depending on what’s best for you and when it is important for your team to be together. This role is based in our Sunnyvale, CA office location.

Our team is responsible for architecting, designing, building and maintaining storage software systems for our data centers, consisting of an exabyte scale multi-tenanted disaggregated chunk storage abstraction layer and a remote block storage system.

As a Staff Software Engineer, you will be a key technical leader and role model within the team. We are looking for someone who designs and develops technology to serve business and technology objectives, understands state-of-the-art storage research, aligns points of view across teams, and makes smart trade-offs. In addition to leadership skills, a successful Staff Software Engineer must exhibit strong technical skills in software engineering and storage.

· Responsible in designing and developing strategy for storage system design and consumption.
· Additional responsibilities include influencing the open source community in white-box storage developments and software defined storage.
· Utilize communication skills in interacting with peer groups & drive technical presentations.
· Project lead initial storage implementations, and proof-of-concepts and pilots.
· Adapt to the ever-evolving industry; learn and scrutinize new technologies, and envision its possible application towards the Linkedin mission.
· Participate in a 12x7 rotation for second-tier escalations.

Basic Qualifications:
· BA/BS Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related technical discipline, or related practical experience.
· 4+ years of experience in design and development of storage systems
· 4+ years programming experience in object-oriented programming languages such as Python, Java, Javascript, C/C++, C#, Objective-C, or Ruby.

Preferred Qualifications
· Experience in distributed/clustered storage designs, multiple storage protocols, deploying, analyzing and debugging storage networks
· Experience in configuring, tuning operating systems for use with storage including performance analysis
· Working knowledge of the Kubernetes, CSI, Linux storage stack, both block and file-system (e.g., XFS, GPFS, Gluster, Ceph, Swift, NFS)
· Software engineering skills with efficient, maintainable and testable C/C++/Python/Go
· Experience deploying storage for shared-nothing applications
· Experience leading cross functional teams engaged in storage system design and deployment

Suggested Skills:
· Distributed Systems
· C/C++, Go, or Rust
· Storage Software

You will Benefit from our Culture:

We strongly believe in the well-being of our employees and their families. That is why we offer generous health and wellness programs and time away for employees of all levels.

LinkedIn is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The pay range for this role is $144,000 - $235,000. Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations.

The total compensation package for this position may also include annual performance bonus, stock, benefits and/or other applicable incentive compensation plans. For additional information, visit: https://careers.linkedin.com/benefits.

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