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Dell Software Senior Principal Engineer in Austin, Texas

Senior Principal Software Engineer


Development and maintenance of customer and factory diagnostics for Dell's products in a team-oriented environment. Analysis and design of diagnostic tests for new hardware. Debug, test, issue resolution and factory support. `Interaction with product development teams, vendors and others

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:


  • BSCS/BSEE or equivalent experience and 5+ years of experience

  • Engineering background in developing diagnostics, BIOS, device drivers or similar low-level code

  • Audio, System Board, System Management, NIC, Memory, SAS/SATA, PCIe, RAID, USB, and/or Video

  • Expert level C/C++ software development skills including object-oriented design

  • Strong in PERL and PYTHON

  • In depth knowledge of PC architecture, and an ability to understand PC hardware specifications and to develop comprehensive hardware diagnostics from them


  • Previous experience in developing diagnostics for high volume PC manufacturing

  • MSCS/MSEE will require strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with Intel x86 assembly language, UEFI, Microsoft Windows and Linux including device drivers

  • Project management experience

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 ( .