Location: Bristol, UK

Overview of role

StorMagic is a rapidly growing software-defined storage company and one of the leading players within the highly disruptive hyperconverged infrastructure market. With a wide range of customers from known international brand retailers and SMEs across multiple verticals, we are looking for an exceptional individual willing to embrace disruption and happy to challenge the status quo of a 40 year old industry.

The successful candidate will be joining an established team that has over 20 years’ experience in the storage industry. Exciting new opportunities are emerging as we look to extend our existing platform for clustered storage in a virtualised environment. We are looking to expand our core system development team to provide new functionality being requested by our existing customer base.

Key to our requirements is a C developer with provable skills in coding and maintaining reliable system libraries, which will provide core functionality to our products. An existing stack framework allows for new storage features to be rapidly developed to provide customer solutions, such as backup, high speed data replication, fast cloning and in memory caching.

Primary job expectations

  • Working with peers to develop new products and features
  • Taking ownership of, and helping architect solutions for the next generation of products
  • Communicating your ideas, engaging and collaborating with different teams within the business
  • Interfacing with different technical teams to resolve issues
  • Analysing customer failure scenarios
  • Improving performance and reliability of the products
  • Gathering requirements and presenting ideas for different solutions
  • Maintaining, troubleshooting and bug fixing existing code

Requirements of the role

Do you have what it takes? The ideal candidate will have experience and expertise in the following….

EDUCATION

Degree-level qualification in Computer Science or equivalent

ADVANTAGEOUS

  • Proven experience in C and systems development
  • Mathematical aptitude and strong problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of asynchronous programming
  • Understanding of caching techniques
  • Experience of writing unit tests to verify code
  • Experience with SCM tools such as git, CVS or similar
  • Experience of using opensource software within a solution
  • Familiar with Linux and UNIX command line
  • Demonstrable skills for debugging complex issues
  • Understanding of scripting languages such as bash, python or similar
  • Attention to detail and passionate about code quality
  • Experience working in an environment with Continuous Integration
  • Experience of working in an Agile environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Possess a calm and can-do attitude towards problem-solving
  • Knowledge of network or storage protocols

COMPETENCY

  •  Design – Generates creative solutions
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyses information skilfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations
  • Development – Scripting capabilities and understanding of frameworks
  • Communication – Able to present ideas
  • Timely – Able to complete work to agreed deadlines

Salary and Benefits

  • 25 days holiday per year + bank holidays
  • Flexible working hours
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life cover
  • Group pension plan
  • Bike to work scheme member
  • Competitive salary and benefits

Further information and applications

About us

StorMagic is a UK-based software-defined storage company disrupting the traditional storage market by making the complex simple. Our product, SvSAN, simplifies storage at the edge by enabling simple, affordable hyperconverged infrastructure for large and small enterprises. Launched in 2010, StorMagic SvSAN has replaced traditional storage solutions in North America, Europe and Asia across a wide range of vertical industries.

Our growing community of over 1,000 customers has deployed from one to thousands of sites. They are typically large enterprises with business-critical IT systems at the edge and SMEs simply wanting to lower the cost and complexity of their IT systems. Customers include major brands such as The Home Depot, Unilever, Bayer, Lockheed Martin and United Healthcare as well as countless SMB, local government and education organizations.