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Principal C/C++ Linux Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Milpitas, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

Ready to do your part in the world of Cybersecurity? SonicWall is a leader in cybersecurity and networking solutions that put our partners at the heart of our innovation to ensure ease of doing business in a world full of opportunities. With more than a 30-year history, we embrace an outside-in approach, listening and learning from our partners and customers to provide the outcomes their organizations require.

If you’re ready for a career that can impact real change — and not just another job — join us!

This position is in Milpitas, CA and typically requires three days of office presence every week. Sometimes more depending on the situation.


  • Design and enhance SonicWall’s high-performance TCP and UDP servers.
  • Maintain and document code using source control systems and other tools.
  • Work with various teams such as PM, QA, IT, etc., to deliver on business objectives.


12 – 15 years of experience with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science. Graduate degree holders are preferred and encouraged to apply.

Must Haves:

  • Fluent in C and able to code various data structures and algorithms with it.
  • Fluent in C++, strong experience in ASIO, Beast, and the Boost suite of libraries.
  • Solid background in TCP/IP and UDP networking and must have experience designing and implementing both kinds of servers.
  • Strong background in Linux systems both as a user and as an administrator.
  • Must have experience in virtualization technologies as demonstrated by expertise in platforms such as docker and other container development tools.
  • Persuasive written and verbal communication (includes critical reading, listening, and reasoning).
  • Creative problem solving, software testing, and debugging capabilities.
  • Be a self-starter, and motivated to work independently to deliver towards team goals.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience running and maintaining Internet facing servers.

To be successful, you need to be extremely organized, willing to learn, able to multi-task in a high/low volume environment and manage competing priorities.






SonicWall is an equal opportunity employer.

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

At SonicWall, we pride ourselves on recruiting a diverse mix of talented people and providing active security solutions in 100+ countries.

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