Job Information

Dell Hardware Principal Engineer in Shanghai, China

General Summary

Provides technical expertise to determine and develop approaches to solutions for a wide range of complex electrical and hardware system engineering problems. Understands company goals, practices and product strategies and applies them when resolving a variety of problems. Uses judgment and creativity and sound technical knowledge to obtain and recommend solutions. Assignments may include new products as well as upgrades and enhancements, or fixes to existing products.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create or review product feature specification, functional specification or other SPEC documents

  • Conduct circuit and PCB design and review to ensure the design quality and compatibility with relative EMC design rules

  • Develop or review test plans and audit test results

  • Collaborate with a global design team on hardware validation and issue investigation

  • Interface with Joint Design Manufacture (JDM) on test operation and issues debug and progress sync-up

  • Coordinate lab bring-up and testing of prototype designs

  • Coordinate EVT/DVT testing operation and issue investigation

  • Testing of hardware using both commercial and internally developed software tools and applications

  • Develop engineering widget for lab work or debugging purpose

  • Interface with external component vendors and technology partners


  • Strong analogue and digital electrical design knowledge

  • Proficiency in hardware, software and/or operating systems environments

  • In depth knowledge in circuit designs

  • Fundamental knowledge of power design, PCB Layout and Signal Integrity; hands-on experience is a plus

  • Hands-on experience with popular lab equipment, e.g. oscilloscope, DMM, soldering station, etc.

  • Good interpersonal communication and collaboration skill

  • Fluent in both verbal and written English

  • Knowledge and experience on high speed bus, e.g. USB, Ethernet, PCIe, SAS, is a strong plus

  • Knowledge and experience on IA platform is a strong plus

  • Knowledge and experience with software development on firmware, or scripting is a strong plus

  • High degree of self-awareness and self-motivation

Minimum education level: BSEE