Sustaining Engineer

Sustaining Engineer

Job Description:

Designs, develops, troubleshoots and debugs software programs for software enhancements and new products. Develops software including operating systems, compilers, routers, networks, utilities, databases and Internet-related tools. Determines hardware compatibility and/or influences hardware design.


  • Leads multiple project teams of other software systems engineers and internal and outsourced development partners responsible for all stages of design and development for complex products and platforms, including solution design, analysis, coding, testing, and integration.
  • Manages and expands relationships with internal and outsourced development partners on software systems design and development.
  • Reviews and evaluates designs and project activities for compliance with systems design and development guidelines and standards; provides tangible feedback to improve product quality and mitigate failure risk.
  • Provides domain-specific expertise and overall software systems leadership and perspective to cross-organization projects, programs, and activities.
  • Drives innovation and integration of new technologies into projects and activities in the software systems design organization.
  • Provides guidance and mentoring to less- experienced staff members.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent.
  • Typically 6-10 years experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive experience with multiple software systems design tools and languages.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Experience in overall architecture of software systems for products and solutions.
  • Designing and integrating software systems running on multiple platform types into overall architecture.
  • Evaluating forms and processes for software systems testing and methodology, including writing and execution of test plans, debugging, and testing scripts and tools.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; mastery in English and local language. Ability to effectively communicate product architectures, design proposals and negotiate options at senior management levels.

Additional details:

  • Learn our systems well and keep abreast of changes being made by the broader Engineering team.
  • Collaborate with Support and Engineering.
  • Maintain up-to-date findings and status in our project tracking system.
  • Reproduce field issues on servers in our labs.
  • Analyze complex, multithreaded C++, Java, and Object-Oriented Perl code and detailed logs.
  • Analyze the linux kernel when needed.
  • Create thoughtful designs for fixes and enhancements.
  • Write excellent C++ code to fix defects and enhance our currently shipping products.
  • Create unit tests to ensure your excellent fixes/enhancements are indeed excellent.
  • Build your code and perform system testing.
  • Check your excellent code into our GIT repository.
  • Contribute to patch and maintenance releases as appropriate.
  • Write scripts as needed.
  • Propose concepts, designs, and analyses for new development/diagnostic tools.
  • Collaborate with Product Management, Marketing, and Technical Publications on product requirements and whitepapers.
  • As a lead member, grow the team as needed.



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