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Technical Staff-Thermal Architect

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Technical Staff-Thermal Architect

From applied research to advanced engineering, the Engineering Technologist team has the expertise to shape ground-breaking products, material and processes. It’s a fascinating field of work. We’re involved in assessing the competition, developing technology and product strategies and generating intellectual property. We lead technology investigations, analyze industry capabilities and recommend potential acquisitions or vendor partner opportunities. Our insights influence product architecture and definitions. And we work with colleagues across the business to ensure our products always lead the way.

Join us to do the best work of your career and make a profound social impact as aTechnical Staff-Thermal Architect on our Integrated Solutions and Ecosystems Team in Santa Clara, California.

What you’ll achieve

Participate in the development of next generation large scale AI Infrastructure including accelerated compute, AI fabrics and AI optimized storage. Engage with high profile AI customers to optimize solutions for their applications and tune the system for maximum performance. Drive innovation at datacenter level with liquid cooling technologies and power density.

You will:

Productize solution /configuration working with customers to span IT Equipment to the Datacenter. Work with US, EMEA & APJ customers in defining their datacenter cooling facility requirement and incorporating them into design.

  • Engage with high profile AI customers to optimize solutions for their applications and tune the system for maximum performance.

  • Develop solution Overview and validate with Engineering 

  • Propose BOM/ SKUs to meet technical requirements and review with Engineering & shape the offer accordingly

  • Design Liquid cooling solution to span different geographical areas

  • Design Air, Liquid and other cooling solutions based on Datacenter and customer requirements

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

  • Experience collaborating with customers on architectural and design requirements spanning IT Systems to Datacenter Thermal technologies

  • Advanced working knowledge of heat transfer and the ability to analyze component /system level problems and apply advanced cooling technologies

  • Deep knowledge of thermal testing, flow and thermal measurement techniques, and the use of FEA, CAD & CFD tools to help optimize and guide thermal solutions along with the ability to optimize thermal solutions for operating environments, business needs, and product requirements is a core requirement

  • Ability to collaborate with Dell’s technology partners and supply base on cutting edge technology development and work with ODMs on mechanical, thermal & electrical aspects of system design

  • Understanding of the competitive and business needs while developing technical solutions including knowledge of manufacturing processes and the tolerance control requirements for high volume production environments, and author architecture specification to be a guiding light for development of future products.

  • Experience interfacing effectively with suppliers to ensure they are both doing research and providing information on products or services that have value to the company, instigating and coordinating these efforts as necessary on a continual basis

Desirable Requirements

  • 15 + years of related experience. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on thermal science, fluid dynamics or heat transfer. Years of experience offset with an advanced degree

  • Ability to conduct presentations to peers, cross-functional teams, and director-level leadership with some travel

Compensation • Dell is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The salary range for this position is $216,000.00 - $323,000.00 base salary

Benefits and Perks of working at Dell Technologies
Your life. Your health. Supported by your benefits. You can explore the overall benefits experience that awaits you as a Dell Technologies team member — right now at

Who we are

We believe that each of us has the power to make an impact. That’s why we put our team members at the center of everything we do. If you’re looking for an opportunity to grow your career with some of the best minds and most advanced tech in the industry, we’re looking for you.

Dell Technologies is a unique family of businesses that helps individuals and organizations transform how they work, live and play. Join us to build a future that works for everyone because Progress Takes All of Us.

Dell Technologies 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. Read the full Equal Employment Opportunity Policy here.


Job ID:R246710

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