Principal C++ Software Engineer

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Do you want to be part of the Engineering team of Western Digital, with a development center in Belgium, Ghent?
Do you want to work on their latest Object Storage systems that delivers storage capacity up to 52 PetaByte?
Do you want to write software for the ActiveScale Productline?
3 times yes? Then we might have a match.

We are currently looking for an experienced 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 someone who want to take his (or her?) career to the next level 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, Amplidata/Western Digital is the place to be.

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 or equivalent through experience
  • At least 5 years of experience with programming production level software in OO C++
  • Experience with algorithms for concurrency, threadsafety and memory management
  • Familiar with use of GCC, Valgrind, GDB, Jenkins, …
  • Knowledge of Python 2.7, bash
  • Basic administration & troubleshooting of Linux Ubuntu
  • Linux network programming


Skills considered a plus

  • Knowledge of Boost ASIO
  • Experience with C++ 14
  • Knowledge of Amazon's AWS S3 API, SDK's & tools
  • Understanding of Cloud and Enterprise storage concepts and products
  • Understanding of scaling concepts (sharding, KV stores)



  • 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 familiar 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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