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Competitive Analysis Principal Engineer - Austin, TX

Round Rock, Texas, Austin, Texas, United States

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Job ID R044573 Date posted Nov. 14, 2019

Competitive Analysis Principal Engineer

DellEMC is looking for a Principal Engineer in Austin, TX

As part of the Server and Infrastructure Systems Group at Dell EMC, The Competitive Analysis Team:  Drives a cross functional process to evaluate the market and selects competitive systems for insights into the differences between Dell EMC products and competitors.

This role will plan and manage the investigation of Dell EMC server product competitiveness. At its core, this position will be responsible for developing and tracking the goals of the Competitive Analysis team, as well as leading the team in day-to-day operations. This is inherently a Program Management role that requires working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) across many functional areas to coordinate schedules and ensure seamless execution. The output of these investigations will be provided to decision makers in Product Management, Engineering, and Procurement organizations, as well as associated top-line executives to enable the optimization of Dell EMC products. This role encompasses, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

In this Competitive Analysis position, you will

  • Work with executive leadership to define the scope, direction, and goals of the Competitive Analysis team
  • Work with engineering and product management teams to define an annual budget and roadmap of which products need to be investigated with relative priority
  • Adjust budget and roadmap during year to adapt to new competitive threats in the market
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to plan the scope, competitors, and goals of competitive investigations
  • Coordinate with SMEs across many functional areas (engineering, product management, procurement, quality, ID/Usability, etc) to schedule competitive investigations
  • Work with outside vendors to purchase and receive competitor products
  • Lead cross-functional ideation workshops and document results
  • Work with SMEs to develop insights and tradeoffs from competitive investigation findings, and then create a report based on those findings
  • Present findings of competitive investigations to Product Management, Engineering, and various stakeholders including executive leadership
  • Manage the competitive analysis data repository, currently managed using the Atlassian Confluence software
  • Manage the day-to-day tasks, goals, and output of other team members including the designated lab technician
  • Answer requests for information and system access from various functional areas
  • Gather feedback from stakeholders to continuously improve the Competitive Analysis team’s output
  • Use your experience planning and managing projects to a schedule to predictably hit milestones

Requirements

  • BS in Electrical, Computer or Mechanical Engineering and minimum 8-10 years’ relevant experience
  • Ability to make risk calls, priority decisions, and work through others
  • Strong organization and communication skills in multi-discipline environment
  • Excellent presentation skills with proven track record of delivering information to top-line executives and managing follow-ups
  • Experience in project management and demonstrated history of team leadership
  • Experience in crafting the “vision” of a team and defining the goals required to achieve that “vision”
  • Demonstrated history of leadership

Preferences

  • Experience with Enterprise Server design, including planar and system implementation
  • Experience with RAS requirements, design, and solutions
  • Experience in Marketing and Procurement disciplines, or a history of coordinating and managing expectations with these disciplines


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. Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Dell here.

About Dell

Dell is a collective of customer-obsessed, industry-leading visionaries. At our core is a commitment to diversity, sustainability and our communities. We believe in working together to build a brighter future, celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit that lives inside us all, and marrying innovation with action. Dell is proud to offer unparalleled growth and development opportunities for our team members. We believe that technology is essential for driving human progress, and we’re committed to providing that technology to people and organizations everywhere, so they can transform the way they work and live.

Dell is seeking experienced Systems Engineers to join our Enterprise Server Development Team.  Join Dell and you’ll work in a dynamic environment with other motivated, talented individuals who inspire greatness in their teammates.  Our unique position as a technology leader ensures that you’ll always be challenged in your work and supported in reaching your most ambitious goals.

With more than 100,000 team members globally, we promote an environment that is rooted in the entrepreneurial spirit in which the company was founded. Dell’s team members are committed to serving our communities, regularly volunteering for over 1,500 non-profit organizations.  The company has also received many accolades from employer of choice to energy conservation. Our team members follow an open approach to technology innovation and believe that technology is essential for human success.

 Why work with us?

•Life at Dell means collaborating with dedicated professionals with a passion for technology.

•When we see something that could be improved, we get to work inventing the solution.

•Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships.

•We invest in our people and offer a series of programs that enables them to pursue a career that fulfills their potential.

•Our team members’ health and wellness is our priority as well as rewarding them for their hard work.

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About Dell

Dell is a collective of customer-obsessed, industry-leading visionaries. At our core is a commitment to diversity, sustainability and our communities. We believe in working together to build a brighter future, celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit that lives inside us all, and marrying innovation with action. Dell is proud to offer unparalleled growth and development opportunities for our team members. We believe that technology is essential for driving human progress, and we’re committed to providing that technology to people and organizations everywhere, so they can transform the way they work and live.

Dell is seeking experienced Systems Engineers to join our Enterprise Server Development Team.  Join Dell and you’ll work in a dynamic environment with other motivated, talented individuals who inspire greatness in their teammates.  Our unique position as a technology leader ensures that you’ll always be challenged in your work and supported in reaching your most ambitious goals.

With more than 100,000 team members globally, we promote an environment that is rooted in the entrepreneurial spirit in which the company was founded. Dell’s team members are committed to serving our communities, regularly volunteering for over 1,500 non-profit organizations.  The company has also received many accolades from employer of choice to energy conservation. Our team members follow an open approach to technology innovation and believe that technology is essential for human success.

 Why work with us?

•Life at Dell means collaborating with dedicated professionals with a passion for technology.

•When we see something that could be improved, we get to work inventing the solution.

•Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships.

•We invest in our people and offer a series of programs that enables them to pursue a career that fulfills their potential.

•Our team members’ health and wellness is our priority as well as rewarding them for their hard work.

Dell Does Engineering

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