Junior Software Engineer - Cloud Object Storage (C++)

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Want to be part of the Engineering team of Western Digital, with a development center in Belgium, Ghent?

Want to work on their latest Object Storage systems that delivers storage capacity up to 52 PetaByte?

Want to write software for the ActiveScale Productline?


We are looking for a junior C++ Software Engineer who wants to work on extending the customer facing Storage API, different storage compliance features, Disaster Recovery options and tuning for better performance and scalability.


We are looking for people that want to start their career by learning from some of the worlds brightest storage experts and contribute to a revolutionizing product.


When you want to (learn to) write software with a focus on Enterprise Quality, Performance, Scalability and Robustness, you should talk to us.


Position Responsibilities

  • Taking Product Management's input on new features and product enhancements, and translating this into well tested and well architected implementations.

  • Through our Agile development process driving features from demo's to production ready code through serveral iterations.

  • Assisting our Customer Support team with troubleshooting issues and optimizing Customers' setups

  • Create well documented code which is quality assured by unit, component and integration testing code which are run through our Continuous Integration Environments in order to avoid any regression and give you instant feedback on what you've written.

  • Iterate on improving design and functionality and get the liberty and opportunity to step outside the beaten path on our quarterly hackatons.

  • Whatever you create, as long as it's created from the perspective of our Customers,  you'll create value and get their appreciation for it.



Required Skillset

  • Master in computer science, Physics or Mathematics or equivalent through experience

  • Job open for young graduates and people with up to 3 years of experience

  • Ability to think in an algorithmic fashion and to quickly grasp time-complexity, computer architecture and programming concepts

  • Basic knowledge of Python and bash

  • Basic administration & troubleshooting of Linux



Skills considered a plus

  • Some experience with C++

  • Knowledge of Amazon's AWS S3 API, SDK's & tools

  • Understanding of Cloud and Enterprise storage concepts and products



  • You enjoy working with other people and delivering features as a team. When the team is at risk of missing out on its commitment, you'll help out even if that means stepping out of your comfort zone.

  • You're fine with getting open feedback from your peers through code review and pair programming

  • You’re used to working in a team with clear coding guidelines and high standards for code.

  • You enjoy working with people from other cultures and timezones

  • You like working in an environment that appreciates humor, fun and off-work activities.



Belgium, Gent, Ghelamco Arena

Only open for applicants with an EU worker permit.

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