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Senior Software Engineer - Backend (C++)



Software Engineering
San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2023

Cohesity is on a mission to radically simplify how organizations secure and manage their data, while unlocking limitless value. As a leader in data security and management, we make it easy to secure, protect, manage and derive value from data—across the data center, edge, and cloud. At Cohesity, we're a group of builders and go-getters who are committed to doing the right thing. We encourage you to come as you are, as our differences make us stronger.

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.

Join us and we'll lead the way together.

We are looking for a Senior Member of Technical Staff who is motivated, passionate, and eager to improve Cohesity’s Products and by working on features, tools, scripts that will make them easy to sell, deploy and maintain.

You are not only a Software Engineer who crafts and implements features but should have a curiosity about diagnosing problems in large bodies of sophisticated code, understand scalability and performance and work on fixes with rapid turnaround time and high quality. You will work collaboratively with our Product and Sustenance Engineering team, Product Managers, and more significantly with Customer Support, System Engineers, and Customers.

What you’ll do:

The responsibilities and functions this role will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization, and dependencies with other teams
Own & develop designs for the complete feature set
Engage in technical discussions with collaborators -- Engineers, Architects, Product Managers, and Designers
Fine-tune backlog and adjust scope/plans to deliver committed features
Own deliverables by clearly communicating the scope, and timelines and following through with commitments
Continuously assess risks and craft decisions based on metrics
Code and implement features requested by Product Management and/or Customers for on-prem and cloud platforms
Perform in-depth root cause analysis, and implement code fixes to resolve product defects
Investigate, address problems, and fix functional and Performance issues
Collaborate with team members, support, QA, and field teams to diagnose and solve sophisticated customer issues and orchestrate development and testing of patches & hot-fixes
Design and implement tools to help support engineers diagnose problems thereby reducing time to resolution
This role requires an upbeat, creative, and driven individual with excellent communication and technical skills to partner with teams across the globe.

What we’re Looking For:

Strong coding experience in any of these languages - C++
Comfortable in using tools - JIRA, GitHub, Testrail
BS/MS in Computer Science or Engineering
6+ years of developing and solving problems for large-scale distributed systems written in C++ on Linux and Windows Platforms
Strong coding, analytical, and debugging skills including the use of tools such as GDB, and Python Debugger
Problem-solver who can investigate and tackle sophisticated problems/issues
Bring good testing methodologies and a passion for building quality products
Knowledge of Microservices and SaaS architecture
Knowledge of agile/scrum methodologies
Exposure to the Data Management domain is helpful
Ability to articulate design and implementation choices

Disclosure Pursuant to Applicable State Equal Pay Transparency Laws - This position has a starting pay range as listed below. Actual salary depends upon many factors, including a candidate’s skills, qualifications and experience, location, and salary expectations, and therefore a starting salary at the low end, high end, or even above the stated range may be offered. This position may also be eligible for bonus compensation, commission (if in a sales function), and/or equity grants. Additionally, full-time employees are eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits framework, including health and wellness benefits, vacation, paid holidays and refresh days, 401(k) retirement plan, life and disability insurance coverages, and other benefits the Company may offer from time to time.
US Pay Range
$164,000$200,000 USD

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In-Office Expectations

Cohesity employees who are within a reasonable commute (e.g. within a forty-five (45) minute average travel time) work out of our core offices 2-3 days a week of their choosing.