Dell Firmware Senior Principal Engineer in Round Rock, Texas

Dell provides the technology that transforms the way we all work and live. But we are more than a technology company — we are a people company. We inspire, challenge and respect every one of our over 100,000 employees. We also provide them with unparalleled growth and development opportunities. We can’t wait for you to discover this for yourself as a Firmware Senior Principal Engineer on our Firmware Engineering team in Round Rock, Texas, United States.

State-of-the-art products demand state-of-the-art firmware, and that’s the role of our Firmware Engineering team. We lead and deliver the analysis, design, programming, debugging, troubleshooting or modification of software for firmware applications. Our team oversees programming activities involving analog and digital hardware as well as software operating systems. We also influence product development at all stages. In short, we use the latest technology to modify existing solutions, in addition to developing innovative new software and firmware solutions

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads the design and architecture of high-quality, complex systems and software/storage

  • Prepares, reviews and analyzes software specifications for complex products and systems. Leads the review and analysis of design, functional, technical and user documentation

  • Leads the development, review, analysis and implementation of test strategies for software/storage products and systems

  • Leads the development, test and integration of code for new or existing software of significant complexity involving multiple teams

  • Leads the review, analysis and closed-loop corrective action for issues contributing to software defects and business process problems

  • Designs and implements software life cycle and quality assurance methods for projects and products

  • Defines, measures, analyzes and improves corporate and departmental quality metrics Drives the implementation of Closed Loop Corrective Action systems for projects and processes that span multiple departments

  • Leads the deployment of projects and products of significant size and complexity

  • Provides accurate resource, schedule and cost sizing for software development and deployment projects of medium complexity

  • Organizational expert within defined subject area. Integrates deep subject matter expertise with Industry experience, in-depth knowledge of professional standards and trends within area of expertise

Essential Requirements

  • Advanced knowledge of programming languages; operating systems; firmware; BIOS; device drivers; databases; system, network, operating system, security, open source, software performance, scalable, relevant industry standards and application administration; embedded software/firmware; tools and utilities

  • Responsible for the successful delivery, integration and deployment of high- quality software into systems and business processes

  • Ability to easily achieve mastery of new tools, languages and operating systems

  • Ability to code and effectively guide others to code flexible and scalable programs that meet complex requirements

  • Ability to constructively coach less senior engineers

  • Experience with, and able to provide leadership in all phases of software development: feasibility, design, implementation, integration, test and delivery

  • In-depth knowledge of test strategies for a variety of different software products

  • Typically requires 12+ years of related experience in a professional role with a Bachelor’s degree; or 10+ years with a Master’s degree; or equivalent experience

Desirable Requirements

  • Advanced knowledge of Linux or Windows internals

  • Advanced knowledge of storage networking architectures and applications

  • Advanced knowledge of storage/network protocols and connectivity

  • Advanced knowledge of network file systems, disk-based file systems and/or file virtualization technology

  • Advanced knowledge of replication technologies and server migration strategies

  • Ability to apply multiple Software Lifecycle and Quality Assurance methods appropriately

  • Experience with, and Ability to provide leadership in all phases of software development; feasibility, design, implementation, integration, test


We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities — all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.

If you have the programming language skills to take our firmware to the next level, this is your opportunity to develop with Dell.

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