Principal Thermal Engineer - Round Rock, Texas

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Principal Thermal Engineer - 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  Principal Thermal Engineer on our server engineering team in Round Rock, Texas.

Thermal Engineering leads and delivers the development of innovative and compliant thermal design solutions, as well as cross-functional interfaces for server computer systems and peripherals. Our team conducts the analysis, feasibility studies and testing of thermal products, instruments, subassemblies and packaging for new and existing products – and then oversees the introduction of design changes to the manufacturing organizations.

Key Responsibilities

  • This position supports product design and development within the server engineering group.  Including the ownership and delivery of thermal solutions to meet or exceed reliability, power efficiency, system performance, and cost requirements. Design responsibilities include both system and component level solutions. Assists in early concept feasibility studies and evaluations.  Engages with other functional teams to coordinate thermal solutions for the various server components.

  • The role will include working with suppliers to design, develop and qualify liquid cooling solution(s). Basic project management skills will be used to track and report progress and status.
  • This role will collaborate within a multifunctional team of mechanical, electrical, computer, acoustical, CFD and software engineers.  This collaboration will require balancing competing design requirements.  

Essential Requirements

  • 8+ years industry experience + Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent and a minimum of a master’s degree with a focus in thermal sciences or equivalent experience
  • A strong fundamental understanding of thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow

  • Experience with electronic cooling solutions, such as liquid cooling, heat sinks, and fans

  • Experience defining test plans and performing thermal experimentation

  • Experience with various temperature, pressure and fluid flow measurement techniques

  • Clear communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively through the use of collaboration tools, email, MS PowerPoint, and verbal communications

Desirable Requirements

  • Solid engineering fundamentals including basic knowledge of design for manufacturing and design of experiments

  • Knowledge and understanding of CFD principals as well as experience with Fluent, Icepack and/or Flotherm is a plus

  • Basic controls, automation, acoustical knowledge is a plus

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 can engineer innovative solutions to highly complex problems, this is your opportunity to develop with Dell.

Dell is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Dell are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Dell will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Dell here.

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Principal Thermal Engineer - Round Rock, Texas
Dell Technologies