SoftIron expands Technology office to broaden its patent portfolio and contribute to the open source community
SoftIron Ltd. has recently announced the expansión of its CTO office as it realigns internally and expands into new engineering roles. This development reflects the company’s ambition to expand its patent portfolio and intellectual property while deepening its engagement with the open source communities through strategic engineering initiatives.
Quoting the press release, “the company is looking for engineers who are passionate and dedicated to the open source ethos and in developing sophisticated software that makes a meaningful impact.” The first two projects that will benefit directly from the work of this expanded engineering team will be software-defined storage project Ceph and software-defined data centre switching project SONiC.
“SoftIron’s commitment to open source is fundamentally about our commitment to the needs of our customers, where scalability is a critical vulnerability for them as they invest in sizable infrastructures that can lock them into untenable situations,” said Van Alstyne, Chief Technical Officer for SoftIron. “We see open source as a way to offer flexibility and the freedom to scale for our customers while ensuring that their needs are at the center of our own development. Rather than adding more responsibility to existing engineers, we envision a role in which internal engineering advocates can spearhead deeper product integrations that directly respond to our customers’ needs. These feature developments will ultimately become valuable contributions to the code of the respective projects they are involved with.”