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Software Principal Engineer

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Principal Software Engineer

The Software Engineering team delivers next-generation application enhancements and new products for a changing world. Working at the cutting edge, we design and develop software for platforms, peripherals, applications and diagnostics — all with the most advanced technologies, tools, software engineering methodologies and the collaboration of internal and external partners.

Join us as a Principal Software Engineer on our Networking Development team in Santa Clara to do the best work of your career and make a profound social impact.


What you’ll achieve
As a Software Principal Engineer, you will be responsible for developing sophisticated systems and software basis the customer’s business goals, needs and general business environment creating software solutions.
You will:

• Design and develop for Dell's entire portfolio of data center and campus networking switches

• Take part in the full software development life cycle including development, test, continuous delivery and support

• Develop & integrate networking stack with Linux kernel and switching ASICs

• Be an active member of an agile team, collaboratively realizing features through development, test and delivery

• Enthusiastically represent Dell in technical forums as part of Open Source communities

• Deliver high quality code to Enterprise customers and the Open Source community


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

• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or related field

• At least 8+ years of strong software development/programming experience in Python/C/Golang

• Solid understanding of low-level network architecture and protocols

• Excellent knowledge and experience troubleshooting Layer-2/3 networks (VLANs, VRRP, OSPF, BGP, ISIS, IPv4/6, ARP, RIP, NAT etc)

• Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

• Agility to adapt to technologies and processes quickly


Desirable Requirements

• Development experience in open source SONiC Community

• Hands on experience with routing protocols like BGP, OSPF, IP Multicast, IPv6

• Experience with overlay networking technologies like VxLAN, DCI interconnect, EVPN

• Hands on experience with use of Broadcom SDK, Trident family architecture


Here’s our story; now tell us yours

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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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. Dell encourages applicants of all ages. Read the full Equal Employment Opportunity Policy here.

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