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Principal Validation Engineer, Telecom Systems Business

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Principal Validation Engineer, Telecom Systems Business (TSB)

Join us as a Principal Validation Engineer in the Telecom Systems Business (TSB) Infrastructure Engineering team where you will play a key role in the test and validation of our server, storage, and networking platforms.

What you’ll achieve

You’ll define and execute test methodologies of current and next-generation hardware platforms targeted for the telecommunications industry. Through both direct hands-on lab work and remote work in a hybrid work environment, you’ll configure the hardware platforms, BIOS, firmware, and add-in cards and you will test various functionality and performance aspects of the systems. You’ll develop test plans and execute them on multiple generations of hardware. You’ll form opinions on improvements to the architecture or to the system configurations, and you’ll help incorporate your opinions into the specification of future generations of the products. You’ll grow to become an expert in modern hardware architecture with a specialty in the 5G radio-access network (RAN) domain. You’ll engage internally across Dell’s engineering community, with vendors, and with customers. You’ll research differences in modern CPU architectures and the various trade-offs between compute performance, power consumption, thermal efficiency, and cost. You’ll have a hand in designing Dell’s products and, ultimately, in the emerging 5G networks across the world.

You will:

  • Learn modern server hardware architectures and experiment in a hands-on lab setting
  • Apply telecom-specific test requirements to prove functionality and performance on physical hardware
  • Execute test plans in the lab and evaluate the conformance of the hardware against the test plan
  • Define and implement new test methodologies to reduce test time and increase test coverage
  • Implement a continuous improvement process for test plans, test cases, and automation during and after test projects
  • Collaborate with and be mentored by senior technologists with expertise in server architecture and in radio-access networks (RANs)

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

  • 8+ years of related validation/test experience or equivalent skill (preferably in Telecom industry)
  • Knowledge, and experience with, hardware and software system architecture with strong understanding of Linux OS  
  • Ability to quickly master new tools, protocols, and operating systems
  • Proficient in reading and understanding technical data sheets, technical specifications, and solution-level reference architectures
  • Ability to generate test plans based on functional specifications of the hardware to be tested
  • This role is open to partially remote workers (within driving distance to Round Rock, TX); the requirement is to be in the Round Rock, TX lab two days a week

Desirable Requirements

  • Knowledge of or experience in telecom network equipment for RANs
  • Familiar with network protocol test equipment and workload generators and/or various modern CPU architectures across Intel, AMD, and ARM

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 Equal Employment Opportunity Policy here.

Job ID: R206206

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