Senior Software Developer (Zen Engine)

Engineering – Engineering /
Full-Time /
Our Vision is to be the Most Trusted, Flexible and Easy to Use Hybrid Cloud Data Platform.  Actian is transforming industries by empowering companies to accelerate application modernization and simplify the Cloud journey.  Our customers use the Actian Data Platform to unify their siloed data, explore and securely exchange data to run a variety of analytic workloads that provide real time business insights at a fraction of the cost.  We have 24 of the Fortune 100 companies using Actian technology in some of the most mission critical applications that impact your daily life.

You will be part of the Actian Zen engineering team. Actian Zen is the NoSQL/SQL data store for Edge/IoT, web services, and traditional desktop applications.

This is a senior level position. The primary focus will be on enhancements and maintenance of the Zen database engine and related components. All members of the team are expected to learn about the product in general and to contribute to other areas as needed.

Required Skills

    • A minimum of 5 years software development experience with C and C++.
    • A degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience.
    • Proactive and good problem solving skills.
    • Good oral and written communication skills; able to communicate effectively with cross-functional personnel.
    • Comfortable with software-development process, including build, change management, unit testing, and working with QA team.

Desirable Skills

    • Knowledge of data-management internals, including ISAM-like record store algorithms; relational database concepts, SQL language, syntax, and dialects (eg. SQL Server, Postgres); and relational data access methods (eg. ODBC, JDBC).
    • Experience developing code for multiple platforms (Windows, Linux, MacOS).
    • Diverse experience with a variety of programming languages, development tools, technology frameworks, application servers, and databases.
    • Experience with scripting languages (especially Python) and build systems.
    • POSIX networking.
    • I18N, especially language localization and string handling.
    • Debugging live processes in a QA environment, not just from IDE.
    • Worked with a million-line code base.
    • Strong OS and system-level knowledge as it pertains to performance (both time and space) including process memory consumption, multi-thread scalability, and transaction throughput.
    • Technical leadership skills including product architecture guidance, product/project decision-making, balancing long- and short-term goals and development and testing process guidance.
    • Priority will be given to cover letters that call out strengths and weaknesses as compared to this posting.

General Responsibilities:

    • Work on complex problems, with minimal supervision, where analysis of the situation requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
    • Create design specifications based on requirements for new or existing products.
    • Implement and own major design or system components.
    • Develop, enhance, and maintain existing software.
    • Solve or recommend solutions to very complex issues and problems, including customer-reported problems.
    • Exercise judgment within broadly defined practices in selecting methods and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
    • Initiate the use of new technologies.
    • Work effectively within a team environment and serve in a leadership role.
    • Establish a course of action to deliver high-quality products on time.
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