EMC Principal Software Engineer - Cache OR Data Path in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Job Description:

Principal Software Engineer – Data Path

General Summary:

The line between memory and storage is blurring and fundamentally changing the storage landscape.

Do you want to design, develop and deliver the next generation storage product that will change the way IT is consumed in the future?

Do you want the high-energy-high-speed experience of a start-up environment AND the stability of a Fortune 500 company?

You could be part of a team that is developing our next gen storage product… part of a team responsible for designing, implementing, and improving the data path at the heart of this new product. You would be working alongside a very talented team exercising considerable latitude using your technical expertise to develop solutions to complex software engineering problems, which require frequent use of ingenuity and creativity.

Job Specification

This person will be a member of an engineering data path team and will:

  • Create new code for a new high performance storage data path from a blank sheet paper.

  • Have expertise in C++/C, Linux/UNIX, and multicore programming.

  • Use Agile development methodologies to produce an extremely reliable product.

  • Proven track record in building software, and understanding performance concerns.

  • In-depth knowledge of at least one of caching, distributed systems, storage, file-systems, communication, or OS/DB internals.

  • Be able to work with work a geographically distributed team, having strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Use independent judgment to accomplish goals and objectives.

EMC Values:

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:


  • Must love to write code

  • Expertise in C and C++ languages and UNIX (Solaris, BSD, Linux) operating systems.

  • Ability to conceptualize and self-initiate solutions to complex problems

  • Knowledge and ability to apply advanced engineering theories, principles, and concepts.

  • Track record to meet timelines and manage project expectations.

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.


  • BSCS/BSEE or equivalent (MSCS/MSEE preferred)

  • 7+ years of related experience

Functional Area(s):

Engineering - Software


CTD Products

Business Unit:



US - Massachusetts - Hopkinton, US - New Hampshire - Nashua, US - North Carolina - Research Triangle Park