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Software Engineer - Distributed Systems (Platform Software)



Software Engineering
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024


Forge is the platform and systems engineering team at Rubrik. Our mission is to develop a highly reliable, secure, scalable and performant software defined platform that radically simplifies building, deploying, and managing physical and virtual appliances on-premise and in the cloud.

We design the appliance platform and build the core infrastructure for Operating System, Networking, Clustering, and Containerization. In addition, we provide common infrastructure services encompassing system monitoring, system management, cluster management, and data migration. All of these serve as the backbone for powering Rubrik’s industry leading Data Protection, Security and Data Management solutions.


  • Ownership of features, including design, implementation, and testing
  • Design and develop enterprise-grade features at the platform and infrastructure level
  • Design and develop infrastructure services for system monitoring, detecting faults, and automatically self-healing the distributed systems
  • Design, develop, and operationalize high-performance, scalable, reliable and resilient system infrastructure-level services
  • Diagnose and resolve problems in complex customer environments


  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ years of software development experience on Linux, preferably in Platform/Systems/Kernel or Networking domain
  • Strong fundamentals in data structures, algorithms, and distributed systems design
  • Strong background in Systems Programming
  • Expertise in debugging and troubleshooting performance and system-level issues
  • Experience with Linux kernel or equivalent and kernel debugging
  • Proficient in Python, Go, and either C++, Java, or Scala
  • Large distributed systems design and development experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of Storage, Filesystems, or Data Protection technologies is a plus

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
$148,000$222,000 USD

About Rubrik:

Rubrik (NYSE: RBRK) is on a mission to secure the world’s data. With Zero Trust Data Security™, we help 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. We help 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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