, Inc Software Engineer - Storage Platform Services in San Francisco, California

Job CategoryProducts and Technology

Job DetailsSoftware Engineer - Storage Platform Services hosts web services and applications written by thousands of internal developers and tens of thousands of customers to provide the largest business automation cloud on the planet. The compute infrastructure that enables this innovation and value is evolving to fully embrace lights-out operations, 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.

Our team is building software infrastructure optimized for stateful services at Salesforce, using Docker containers and Kubernetes orchestration. There are lots of exciting problems to solve across the stack... Declarative manifests; resource management and scheduling; monitoring and analytics; stateful service cluster operators; security; and the developer experience. You will get to start from the ground up, building and operating a large scale distributed system, while working with and contributing to the open source community.

Some attributes of successful candidates

  • Eat, sleep, and breathe services. You have experience balancing live-site management, feature delivery, and retirement of technical debt.
  • Experience designing, developing, debugging, and operating resilient distributed systems.
  • Experience with managing large, complex systems in cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Resolve complex technical issues and drive innovations that improve system availability, resilience and performance.
  • Familiarity with crash-only and recovery-oriented software design.
  • Excited by building reliable, self-healing services on unreliable hardware.
  • Agilista capable of driving and delivering thin slices of functionality on a regular cadence with data-driven feedback loops.
  • Be passionate about automation and to avoid doing things manually.
  • Create, maintain and share technical documentation used by engineers and other team members.


  • 5+ years of professional experience in systems engineering in large scale Linux/UNIX data center environments.
  • 5+ years professional experience in Java, Go, Scala, C++, Python, Ruby, Perl, or other language.
  • Solid understanding of how to configure, deploy, manage and maintain large cloud hosted systems; including auto-scaling, monitoring, performance tuning, troubleshooting and disaster recovery.
  • Experience delivering on strategic initiatives effectively in a fast paced environment while supporting day-to-day issues.
  • In depth, hands-on experience with Linux, networking, server, and cloud architectures.
  • Knowledge of metrics & monitoring (e.g., Splunk, Nagios etc.) and configuration management tools (e.g., Chef, Puppet, etc.).
  • Deep understanding of network technologies like DNS, Load Balancing, SSL, TCP/IP, SQL, HTTP.
  • Proficiency with source control, continuous integration, and testing pipelines.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science OR any engineering discipline OR equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with software based compute infrastructure such as AWS, Azure, GCE, OpenStack, and CoreOS.
  • Experience with container orchestration systems such as Kubernetes, and Docker Compose.
  • Experience with resource Management systems such as Borg, Mesos, Aurora, Marathon, and Yarn.
  • Expertise in live site operations for stateful services, such as Hadoop, and HBase.
  • Understanding of industry security best practices.

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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