Software Engineer

NetApp   •  

Cranberry Township, PA

Industry: Information Technology


8 - 10 years

Posted 50 days ago

Are you data-driven? We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations. We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice. We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.

We've built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business. With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.

By modernizing storage through data management, customers can upgrade infrastructure to bring modern data services to existing applications. Only NetApp can help organizations free the resources necessary to fund transformation by deploying the industry's leading flash storage solution, which is highly efficient and scalable in both data center and cloud environments.

Job Summary

Job Summary

As a senior software engineer, you will work as part of a team that's responsible for delivering high-quality embedded software and firmware for a wide range of NetApp storage systems and flash-based performance enhancement modules. Whether you're supporting the latest processors, memory technologies, and protocols, or developing new system management capabilities onindustry-leading baseboard controllers, your work will be at the heart of NetApp's cutting-edge products.

Essential Functions

  • You will participate in all phases of the product development cycle, and your responsibilities will include:
  • Analyzing and communicating software/firmware requirements
  • Creating architectures and designs
  • Coding
  • Integration and testing
  • Debugging
  • Reliability
  • Performance analysis
  • Early customer support and sustaining activities
  • As part of a team, you will lead and participate in technical discussions where evaluating and executing design and development plans for products are reviewed.
  • You will have direct influence on the decisions and outcomes related to project direction.
  • You must have a willingness to work on additional tasks and responsibilities that will contribute towards team, department, and company goals.

Job Requirements


  • Strong oral and written communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment of other engineers to meet aggressive goals and high quality standards.
  • Strong aptitude for learning new technologies.
  • A strong understanding of basic to complex concepts related to computer architecture, data structures, and programming practices.
  • Ability to follow standard engineering principles and practices.
  • Creative approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to develop long-range project plans and schedules.
  • Extensive knowledge of C programming.
  • Experience in embedded software and firmware design and development.
  • Proficient development experience with an open source UNIX OS (FreeBSD, Linux).
  • Experience with hardware designs and expertise in developing low-level software drivers and modules.
  • Familiarity with x86-based architectures, memory technologies (NVRAM, flash, etc.), and network cards preferred.
  • Experience with SATA, SAS, PCIe, and NVMe preferred.
  • Experience with IPMI, Redfish, Swordfish, Platform Environmental monitoring, and interfaces such as RS-232, I2C, SPI, CAN, USB, and Ethernet preferred.

Responsibility and Interaction

  • Responsibility:
  • The tasks this individual is responsible for are often non-routine and unstructured, requiring creative solutions.
  • This individual will apply attained experiences and knowledge in solving complex problems.

  • Interaction:
  • This individual must work effectively with staff to vice-president levels employees within the function, and the technical team on assigned projects. There may be communication with employees in other functions as required.
  • Limited management direction is provided to employee on new projects or assignments; general guidance is provided on new assignments.
  • The ideal candidate will be a proactive contributor and subject matter expert on team projects.
  • To be successful, this individual must demonstrate favorable results through coaching and influencing others.


Education & Experience:

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience is required. 9 to 11 years of experience is preferred.
  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science, a Master Degree, or a PhD; or equivalent experience is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to have completed multiple complex technical projects.

So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!

If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is atthe heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it's the right thing to do.

We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what's important to them is important to us! Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition. Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations. We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness and vision plans for you and your family. We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts and fitness centers. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.

Join us and see what empowerment can do.

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