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Senior Software Engineer - VMware / Windows (Hypervisor, Backend)



Software Engineering
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, November 3, 2023

About Team & About Role:

VMware and Windows are the most widely used data protection and management services in Rubrik. You and the team's work will make a huge impact for our customers and for Rubrik as we are building a world class data management platform to help manage and protect customer data on hypervisor and host.

You will be part of a dynamic team that is solving the toughest engineering problems in building large scale distributed systems that are serving both cloud and on-prem protection. In your day-to-day work, you will leverage your past experience in developing large software systems to design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and improve Rubrik’s products. You will have the opportunity to manage and drive large projects end to end with your technical expertise. To be successful in the role, one will need to be self motivated and be able to work independently or partner closely with other engineers on a project. This person will work alongside a diverse team of engineers that all bring a unique perspective to Rubrik. In addition this role provides great opportunities for personal growth as well as the support for professional development.

What You’ll Do:

As a Software Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Full stack ownership including design, implementation, and testing of new features protecting customers’ virtual machine / Windows host deployment in data centers and in the cloud
  • Troubleshooting issues experienced by customers or internal product test, and providing remedic solutions
  • Analyzing field and internal data, and develop product improvement
  • You will collaborate with partner teams such as Product Management, Support

Experience You’ll Need:

You are passionate about working with complex distributed systems that serve business and enterprise customers:

  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science or in any related field
  • 5+ years of product development experience
  • Ability to identify scalable and elegant solutions to complex problems
  • Strong interest and ability to learn new technologies
  • Proficient in one of C++, Java, Go, Scala or Python
  • Full stack development experience is a plus
  • Distributed systems design and development experience is preferred
  • Experience with popular workload such as Virtual Machines is a bonus


The minimum and maximum base salaries for this role are posted below; additionally, the role is eligible for bonus potential, equity and benefits. The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the role based on U.S. location. Within the range, the salary offered will be determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.
US Pay Range
$172,000$258,000 USD

About Rubrik:

Rubrik is on a mission to secure the world’s data. With Zero Trust Data Security™, Rubrik helps organizations achieve business resilience against cyberattacks, malicious insiders, and operational disruptions. Rubrik Security Cloud, powered by machine learning, secures data across enterprise, cloud, and SaaS applications. Rubrik helps organizations uphold data integrity, deliver data availability that withstands adverse conditions, continuously monitor data risks and threats, and restore businesses with their data when infrastructure is attacked.

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Rubrik's goal is to hire and promote the best person for the job, no matter their background. In doing so, Rubrik is committed to correcting systemic processes and cultural norms that have prevented equal representation. This means we review our current efforts with the intent to offer fair hiring, promotion, and compensation opportunities to people from historically underrepresented communities, and strive to create a company culture where all employees feel they can bring their authentic selves to work and be successful.

Our DEI strategy focuses on three core areas of our business and culture:

  • Our Company: Build a diverse company that provides equitable access to growth and success for all employees globally.

  • Our Culture: Create an inclusive environment where authenticity thrives and people of all backgrounds feel like they belong.

  • Our Communities: Expand our commitment to diversity, equity, & inclusion within and beyond our company walls to invest in future generations of underrepresented talent and bring innovation to our clients.

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