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Senior Systems Software Engineer

Company: Cohesity
Location: San Jose
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Cohesity is on a mission to radically simplify how organizations manage their data to unlock limitless value. We make it easy to back up, manage and derive value from data while protecting data against ransomware attacks. At Cohesity, we're encouraged to think big and we take on dynamic goals that require innovative thinkers. Obsession with our customers keeps us humble and drives us to keep learning.

We've been named a Leader by multiple analyst firms, and are prominently featured in the Forbes Cloud 100 and CRN's Coolest Cloud companies.

We are looking to hire a Performance Linux engineer to work along our product performance team to fine tune and optimize Linux stack to better use the resources.

Role Description

  • This role requires an energetic, creative, and driven individual with excellent communication, organization, and technical skills to partner with various organizations.
  • In this role, you will be responsible for driving performance improvements in Linux and SpanOS stack.
    Performance Engineer Responsibilities
    • Drive performance analysis and optimization across the stack to optimize resource usage in areas including compute, memory, network, and storage.
    • Work with product and infrastructure teams to debug performance issues across the stack.
    • Develop tools and instrumentation to monitor and report product performance.
    • Build automation for performance measurement, analysis, and experimentation.
    • Participate in design reviews and code reviews.
    • Comfortable with scripting, debugging and problem solving.
      Minimum Qualifications
      • Expertise in Linux kernel is a must
      • 7+ years work experience in a software/embedded software engineering role.
      • Exposure to C/C++, Golang programming languages.
      • Experience with shipping enterprise products.
      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
      • Strong troubleshooting skills and hands on knowledge of profiling/debugging tools such as DTrace, gdb, perf, or SystemTap.
      • Experience with profiling and tracing tools such as Systrace, perf, eBPF, CPU profilers.
      • Experience with modern Linux systems and systems programming concepts like C, sockets, virtual memory, and the process life cycle.
      • Willing to get into the trenches to complete tasks hands on.
      • Steadfast pursuit of excellent execution
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        Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EEOE)

        Cohesity is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or nationality, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status or any other category protected by law.

        If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact us at 1-855-9COHESITY or for assistance.


        Cohesity requires all employees who enter its U.S. offices to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and to provide documented proof thereof. Cohesity will comply with applicable law regarding the reasonable accommodation of individuals who are not vaccinated because of a sincerely held religious belief, disability or medical condition. This vaccination requirement does not apply to employees who work remotely and do not enter Cohesity offices.

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