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Python Software Engineer

  • Master in computer science
  • Storage solutions
  • Linux server

Are you a Python Software Engineer looking for a new challenge? Do you want to be part of the engineering team of the leading provider of storage solutions? Well, we might just have the opportunity for you!

We are looking for a Python Software Engineer to strengthen our engineering team at the development center of Western Digital in Ghent, Belgium.

You will work on the ActiveScale product line, our latest Object Storage system delivering storage capacity up to hundreds of PetaByte. More specifically your focus will be on the Management Stack.

You will have the opportunity to take your career to the next level by learning from some of the world’s brightest storage experts and contribute to a state of the art product. If you want to (learn to) develop software with a focus on Quality, Performance, Scalability and Robustness, you should contact us.

Your challenges

  • Through our Agile development process driving features from demos to production ready code through several iterations
  • Taking Product Owner’s input on new features and product enhancements, and translating this into well tested and well architected implementations
  • Create well documented code which is quality assured by unit, component and integration tests, run through our continuous integration environment, giving you instant feedback
  • Iterate on improving design and functionality and get the liberty and opportunity to step outside the beaten path on our quarterly hackathons
  • Whatever you create, as long as it's created from the perspective of our customers, you'll create value and get appreciation for it
  • Assisting our customer support team with troubleshooting issues and optimizing customer setups

Your DNA

  • Master in computer science or equivalent
  • 1 to 2 years of experience programming production level software in Python
  • Administration & troubleshooting of Linux Server

Skills considered a plus

  • Experience with Ansible, MongoDB, Flask
  • Familiarity with open source Python packages and Python test frameworks
  • Experience as a Linux system engineer
  • Knowledge of AWS S3
  • Understanding of Cloud and Enterprise storage concepts and products


  • You enjoy working with other people and delivering as a team. When the team is at risk of missing out on its commitment, you'll help out even if that means stepping out of your comfort zone
  • You're familiar with getting open feedback from your peers through code review and pair programming
  • You’re used to working in a team with clear coding guidelines and high standards for code
  • You enjoy working with people from other cultures and time zones
  • You like working in an environment that appreciates humor, fun and off-work activities

What's in it for you?

  • A market competitive salary with benefits
  • An environment with top-notch, technical savvy people that are respected within the worldwide storage scene and beyond.
  • We expect and reward hard work but we realize that there’s more than work and that getting a good work-life balance isn’t always that trivial
  • Working in a global company with local properties
    • We organize outside-work-events (both sporty as non-sporty)
    • We take every opportunity to ‘celebrate’ serious
    • Travelling to Silicon Valley or the Silicon Valley of India (Bangalore) is possible
    • We organize frequent (internal) training and personal development events
  • An easy to reach location either with public transport, by car far away from the daily traffic jams or by bicycle on safe cycling roads
  • A work environment supportive of a healthy life (daily fruit, freshly cooked soup, a free gym subscription, …)
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