Principal Systems Development Engineer

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Round Rock, TX, United States
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Dell Technologies has had a 35-year history and track record to deliver ground-breaking product, solutions and services to help customers on their modernization and digital transformation journey! As we define our mission for the next 35 years – the opportunities to reshape the telco market are massive. We will do this through our uniquely differentiated approach, unparalleled assets and focus on innovation. We are making huge bets and fast progress to bring solutions to our customers – wherever they may be! If want to join the ‘ground-floor’ of a massive transformational effort and feel excited by the opportunity to use technology to define new computing paradigms and business opportunities – this role may be just the right opportunity for you!

About Business Unit:

As part of the Server Communications Engineering team, you’ll work in a dynamic environment with other motivated, talented individuals who are making a positive difference in our industry for Dell Technologies. Our unique position as a leading technology provider ensures that you’ll always be challenged in your work and contribute to solutions that help customers transform their business into digital enterprises. Be part of the team that delivers 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100Gbps Ethernet,16/32GFibreChannel, SmartNICs, and 100Gbps+ high-performance fabrics to data centers, clusters and the cloud.

Job Title: Principal Systems Development Engineer


  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a global cross-functional engineering team

  • Proficiency in working with third-party technical partners or geographically dispersed engineering team members to develop electronic assemblies and solve problems

  • Ability to read, understand and apply technical data sheets, schematics, specifications or standards

  • Experience in the development of drivers and/or firmware for electronics subsystems

  • Demonstrated proficiency in solving complex problems and root cause analysis

  • Ability to communicate (verbal and written) specifications, plans, status, and issue details

  • Demonstrated expertise in managing suppliers or third-party engineering teams


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and 8+ years of related experience; or 6+ years with a Master’s degree; or equivalent experience

  • Working experience with networking and communications technologies such as Ethernet, TCP/IP, NC-SI, FC, iSCSI and Infiniband

  • Working knowledge of Windows and/or Linux network and/or storage driver architecture and implementation; UEFI and Virtualized OS knowledge

  • Experience with scripting languages like Python, C/C++, and web applications.

  • Experience with virtualization using VMware, Hyper-V

  • Windows/Linux/ESX administration experience

  • Familiar with advanced networking switch configurations

  • Embedded systems development experience

  • Experience with remote network management and administration including standards such as Redfish, SMASH, MCTP, and PLDM

  • Server or client computer systems development experience

  • 2+ years of working with third-party technical partners/vendors/ODMs to develop hardware / software products

  • Experience working with networking and timing products within the Telco, 5G, or RAN/VRAN environment

  • Experience designing, validating, or utilizing SmartNICs


  • Experience working with or validating FPGA or GPU based accelerators

Educational Qualification:Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and 8+ years of related experience; or 6+ years with a Master’s degree; or equivalent experience

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Principal Systems Development Engineer
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