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Firmware Principal Engineer - Irvine, CA or Santa Clara, CA

Remote - California, United States (All Other); Remote - California, United States (Bay Area); Remote - California, United States (LA/Orange County); Santa Clara, California, United States

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Firmware Principal Engineer - Irvine, CA or Santa Clara, CA or Remote US

Join us as a Firmware Principal Engineer on our Platform Software Engineering team to do the best work of your career and make a profound social impact.

What you’ll achieve

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.

You will:

  • Design, Implement, Debug, Test, and Optimize firmware and software for enterprise SSD products

  • Debug failures to root cause and create bug fixes

  • Support Customer qualification and adoption

  • Create required tools, scripts, and processes for development and test as required

  • Team player able to collaboratively identify key problems and problem solve issues affecting their areas of ownership as well as the larger program

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

  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering

  • 8+ years of experience in firmware development and/or firmware test roles

  • Hands-on experience with embedded firmware development of storage systems including code development, functional and regression testing, architecture definition, and use of industry standard tools and flows

  • Independent, experienced self starter able to proactively identify and navigate through development issues and tool gaps

  • Hands on experience with JTAG debuggers

  • Experience with source control (svn, git, perforce, etc.)

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience in a firmware development and/or test role for at least one project from product definition to production

  • Multi-core processor experience

  • Diagnostic firmware development experience

  • Scripts experience (Perl, Python, bash, etc.)


    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.

    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 Employment Opportunity Policy here.

    Job ID: R150722

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