Firmware Senior Principal Engineer

Round Rock, TX, United States Full Time Lead
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


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