Dell Technologies

Firmware Senior Principal Engineer (I9)

Dell Technologies

September 13, 2021


Firmware Senior Principal Engineer (I9)
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
Join us to do the best work of your career and make a profound social impact as a Firmware Senior Principal Engineer on our Firmware Engineering team in Austin, Texas.
What you’ll achieve
As a Firmware Senior Principal Engineer, you will work with an experienced team of engineers focused on chipset enablement and cutting edge technologies in the Dell Core BIOS group. You will apply skills and experience across the full cycle of software development (specification development and review, debug and validation) to enable features and capabilities on platforms focusing on firmware products supported by the client platforms. This position is in the Client Platform Software Engineering.
Key Responsibilities
You will:
  • Work with a global team to deliver the best in class firmware.
  • Work with BIOS System Engineers, Silicon Partners, Platform teams, Development Leads, and team members on design, development, debug, of firmware components into the Dell UEFI pre-boot BIOS environment.
  • Technical understanding of common UEFI FW development and architecture.
  • Responsibilities may include but not be limited to: Understand UEFI FW feature requirements, architecture and design UEFI FW development mainly in C language, Unit Tests development, UEFI FW code, debugging, and UEFI FW integration with other HW and SW platform components, like CPU, PCH, FW, OS etc.
  • Responsibilities may include working with external partners and internal Dell technology, marketing, and other engineering teams.
  • Follow the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC).

Take the first step towards your dream career
Every Dell Technologies team member brings something unique to the table. Here’s what we are looking for with this role:
Essential Requirements
  • BIOS UEFI based firmware experience
  • Ability to communicate architectural plans and concepts in both verbal and written forms.
  • Ability to take ownership of overall UEFI platform design throughout the platform lifecycle.
  • Ability and desire to mentor junior engineers.

Desirable Requirements
  • Qualified candidates must have good software design and debug skills and be able to produce documentation related to software design at both a high and low level.
  • Candidates should enjoy working in a fast moving, team-oriented environment.
  • Education and Experience:
  • 12+ years experience in a professional role with a Bachelor’s degree; or
  • 8+ years with a Master’s degree; or
  • 5+ years with a PhD; or
  • equivalent experience

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Dell Technologies helps organizations and individuals build a brighter digital tomorrow. Our company is made up of more than 150,000 people, located in over 180 locations around the world. We’re proud to be a diverse and inclusive team and have an endless passion for our mission to drive human progress.
What’s most important to us is that you are respected, feel like you can be yourself and have the opportunity to do the best work of your life - while still having a life. We offer excellent benefits, bonus programs, flexible work arrangements, a variety of career development opportunities, employee resource groups, and much more.
We started with computers, but we didn’t stop there. We are helping customers move into the future with multi-cloud, AI and machine learning through the most innovative technology and services portfolio for the data era. Join us and become a part of what’s next in technology, starting today.
You can also learn more about us by reading our latest Diversity and Inclusion Report and our plan to make the world a better place by 2030 here.
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