, Inc Software Engineer, Lead or Principal - DDI in Herndon, Virginia

Job CategoryProducts and Technology

Job DetailsSoftware Engineer, Lead or Principal - DDI

Salesforce hosts web services and applications written by thousands of internal developers and tens of thousands of customers to provide the most extensive business automation cloud on the planet. The compute infrastructure that enables this innovation and value are evolving to embrace lights-out operations fully, single-click deploy to tens of thousands of nodes, and services that self-heal and self-optimize.

Salesforce is building out our compute infrastructure team to reinvigorate the way we deliver, deploy, operate, secure, monitor, and repair our data centers and the code that runs across them - at consumer web scale. We are looking to add experienced distributed systems engineers who can step up and own big chunks of that vision.


We are seeking an experienced and hands-on senior/lead software engineer to join a world-class team of highly motivated software engineers and infrastructure experts. Your charter will be to deliver high-quality infrastructure automation tools, frameworks, workflows, and validation platforms that help Salesforce scale infrastructure to meet the phenomenal growth we are experiencing.

As a Senior/Lead Software Engineer, you have in-depth technical knowledge of web-scale infrastructure systems and will be responsible for leading and contributing to critical projects in design, development, and post-release support of platforms, data frameworks, and validation tools, that are used by a variety of internal teams at You will work on complex scaling challenges as we move our customers to new infrastructures seamlessly.

The ideal candidate learns quickly, works efficiently in fast-paced ambiguous environments, is team driven, solves complex problems permanently, and has an affinity for data and a bias for action.


Eat, sleep, and breathe services. You have experience balancing live-site management, feature delivery, and retirement of technical debt,

Have strong, heartfelt opinions on CAP theorem, can sketch out four different consistency models on a single napkin and defend each of them, and understand Paxos, Raft, and Zookeeper at an implementation level.

Familiarity with crash-only and recovery-oriented software design.

Excited by building reliable, self-healing services on unreliable hardware.

Experience designing, developing, debugging, and operating resilient distributed systems that run across thousands of compute nodes in multiple data centers.

Agilista capable of driving and delivering thin slices of end-to-end functionality on a regular cadence with data-driven feedback loops.

Directly influence our journey towards zero-touch, highly scalable, reliable infrastructure services.

Provide technical and architectural leadership in a global and diverse organization.

Automate, optimize and drive efficiency of effort, code, and process.

Design, implement and maintain the infrastructure on which the Salesforce service runs.

Resolve complex technical issues and drive innovations that improve system availability, resilience, and performance.

Create, maintain and share technical documentation used by engineers and other team members.

Provide mentorship to other team members and partner with other SMEs across the organization

Develop software services to manage DNS, DHCP, IP Allocation Management infrastructure in a distributed systems environment

Write clean; reusable, testable REST Oriented Architecture code in an agile environment

Work closely with a cross-functional team of software developers, quality engineers, network engineers and system administrators to define the tools, processes, and implementation to support fast iteration software development

Support management of the team’s technical infrastructure (e.g., repository, build system, testing system) under guidance from the systems engineer or other project leaders

Participate in on-call rotation to support the team's software service

Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum of 7 years object-oriented coding experience

Experience in Golang/Python or C++

Experience building and maintain continuous integration tests. Jenkins, Puppet, and Python experience a plus

Experience developing, using, and maintaining REST services and clients.

General understanding of the functions and management of network services including DNS and DHCP

Experience using Infoblox devices and their WAPI interface is a plus

Working experience with source code management, testing frameworks, code packaging, and build/release processes

Strong Linux system administration skills

Good communication skills

Strong troubleshooting skills, especially in a complex application stack

BS Degree in Computer Science or technical field preferred

Company Overview:

Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform, and world's #1 CRM empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. The company was founded on three disruptive ideas: a new technology model in cloud computing, a pay-as-you-go business model, and a new integrated corporate philanthropy model. These founding principles have taken our company to great heights, including being named one of Forbes’s “World’s Most Innovative Company” six years in a row and one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” nine years in a row. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, and this level of growth equals incredible opportunities to grow a career at Salesforce. Together, with our whole Ohana (Hawaiian for "family") made up of our employees, customers, partners, and communities, we are working to improve the state of the world.


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Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, the World's Most Innovative Company according to Forbes, and one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For six years running. The growth, innovation, and Aloha spirit of Salesforce are driven by our incredible employees who thrive on delivering success for our customers while also finding time to give back through our 1/1/1 model, which leverages 1% of our time, equity, and product to improve communities around the world. Salesforce is a team sport, and we play to win. Join us!