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Title:  Member of Technical Staff


Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94089

Requisition ID:  30640

Job Summary

Are you passionate about cutting edge technologies, have an investigative mindset and excited about identifying new approaches or new solutions?

Do you enjoy participating in technical projects, early prototyping, and being a technical force through proof of concept?

Are you seeking to explore technologies in these areas:

  • AI/Machine Learning, and Deep Learning within systems environments
  • Data management & next generation storage architectures
  • Cloud storage  
  • Containerization, Serverless
  • Edge computing   
  • Storage Class Memories
  • Parallel programming for scalable services
  • Distributed software architecture
  • Network virtualization and programmable software-defined networks 
  • File systems design, security, deduplication, scalability and performance

Advanced Technology Group (ATG) members are involved in researching, prototyping, and evaluating new technologies. We work directly with all internal product groups to apply these technologies to existing and future products to help keep NetApp at the forefront of product leadership. We also engage in publications, sponsoring university research projects and collaborating with research groups at many U.S. Universities. See for more information, and check out a recent podcast on ATG.

In this role, you will have a technical role in all phases of project development, from definition and design through technology transfer including:

  • Concept Research & Analysis
  • Software development, test, delivery
  • Reliability & Performance analysis
  • Publishing and presenting both internally and externally 

Job Requirements

-    Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
-    Work collaboratively within a team of other engineers and have strong influencing and leadership skills
-    Generalist technical knowledge within department and working knowledge of major system component interactions; Recognized expert in an important technical area to NetApp’s business
-    Strong aptitude for learning new technologies 
-    Ability to estimate work completion required to build an overall predictable plan 
-    Strong generalist understanding of concepts related to computer architecture, data structures and standard programming practices
-    Develop longer-range project plans and schedules for individual or work for a small team
-    Creative and analytical approach to problem solving 
-    Responsible for unstructured tasks and the issues addressed are less defined requiring new perspectives, creative approaches and with more interdependencies
-    Apply attained experiences and knowledge in solving problems that are complex in scope requiring in-depth evaluation 
-    Work effectively with staff to Vice-President level employees within the function, across functions and with external parties 
-    Limited supervision and direction is provided, as this individual can operate, drive results and set priorities independently 
-    Successfully convey information to stakeholders at many levels related to the position
-    Work effectively with senior engineers within Business Units
-    Participate as a proactive contributor and subject matter expert
-    Demonstrate favorable results through regular leadership and mentoring others



Typically, applicants should have a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 3 years of experience; or equivalent experience.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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