Dell Software System Senior Principal Engineer in Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Job Title: Software System Senior Principal Engineer

Competitive salary

Location : Hopkinton MA

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 Software System Senior Principal Engineer on our E-Lab Engineering team in Hopkinton MA .

Our Software Systems Engineering team ensures that our customers have the software systems they need for a changing world. Working at the cutting edge, we design and deliver software systems modifications as well as enhancements of new products. We oversee product development at all stages: planning, designing, developing and testing operating systems, compilers, routers, utilities, databases, embedded management and control devices, plus internet-related tools.

Key Responsibilities

  • As a member of the E-Lab Engineering Team, this person will lead the testing, certification, and validation of Dell EMC end-to-end storage solutions and applications on an optimized Dell EMC scale infrastructure.

  • The individual will primarily be responsible for working with the Dell EMC product teams to: architect/design the test environment, develop test plans, develop timelines, as well as maintain the technical discussions with the partners and customers.

  • Mentor junior members of the team and provide technical guidance.

  • Accountable for all scale projects related to the team

  • Lead contributor to the team and can work with consultative direction.

  • Individual will be responsible for leading, configuring, and optimizing the physical environment used during testing

  • Maintenance and upgrade of the said environment is also held accountable

  • Performance analysis of the application and storage technology used will be required

  • As part of the integration and qualification, this person will be responsible for executing test suites, analyzing the results, reporting findings and documenting resolution for any defect.

  • This individual will also have an opportunity to develop scripting tools that will assist the group in its testing through the automation of some of the testing tools.

  • The individual must have the ability to troubleshoot software / hardware issues and execute test procedures with high quality criteria.

  • The individual is responsible for creating and maintaining working documents, White papers, Solutions guides, and any other required documentation.

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelors or Masters or equivalent in EE/CE/CS

  • Candidate must be self-motivated and able to work well in a team environment.

  • Problem identification, analysis, tracking and follow-up skills as well as ability to learn and apply new tools and applications

  • Virtualization technologies (VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V) i.e. VCP or equivalent

  • Cisco/Brocade - SAN/Networking concepts

  • Excellent troubleshooting and debugging skills

  • Good system integration and project management skills

  • Ability to work in a remote team environment.

  • Ability to prioritize and organize project tasks

  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Development and mentorship of fellow colleagues.

Desirable Requirements

• Working experience with various protocols (TCP/IP, FC, iSCSI, FCoE) is desired.

• Familiarity with Host to SAN connectivity concept (SAN switches, zoning, LUN masking) is desired.

• Related experience with host based applications is desired.

• Working knowledge of database technologies (Oracle, SQL, DB2, VDI and etc.)

• Working knowledge of different workload generation tools (IOmeter, LoadRunner, SQLIO, etc.)


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’re motivated by the prospect of working at the cutting edge of software systems engineering, this is your opportunity to develop with Dell.

Closing date: November 5, 2018

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