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Senior Systems Development Engineer

Austin, Texas

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Job ID R030042 Date posted Aug. 20, 2019

Senior Systems Development Engineer

Competitive salary

Austin, TX

Dell provides the technology that transforms the way we all work and live. But we are more than a technology company — we are a people company. We inspire, challenge and respect every one of our over 100,000 employees. We also provide them with unparalleled growth and development opportunities. We can’t wait for you to discover this for yourself as a  Senior Systems Development Engineer on our Performance team in Austin.

Our customers’ system requirements are usually highly complex. Bringing together hardware and software systems design, Systems Development Engineering operates at the very cutting edge of technology to meet them. We design and develop electronic and electro-mechanical or systems-orientated products, conduct feasibility studies on engineering proposals and prepare installation, operation and maintenance specifications and instructions. We’re proud to deliver programs and products to the highest quality standards, on time and within budget.

The ideal candidate shall have a thorough understanding of PC architectures and technologies for desktops and notebooks, as well as associated peripherals and software.  Further, the candidate must effectively use their understanding of the subject matter in order to have a direct impact on system-level performance.  The individual must be a fast learner, show attention to detail, and the desire to find the right answer, not necessarily the quick answer.

Key Responsibilities

  • Previous experience with system integration including building PCs/workstations, installing operating systems, drivers, application software and configuring the system for optimum performance
  • Previous experience optimizing total system performance through isolation and alleviation of bottlenecks
  • Systems engineering background with architecture and engineering experience spanning PC hardware, software and firmware  
  • Experience with Design of Experiments – execution of experiments required, design of the experiments and analysis of results
  • Experience isolating variables and their contributions to results across a complex system of equations
  • Knowledge of the API and components influencing graphics rendering performance (OpenGL, DirectX, etc.), storage subsystem performance, and other key PC peripheral performance areas
  • Understanding of parallel programming design patterns and heterogeneous compute a plus

Essential Requirements

  • 4+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • BS/MS in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, or equivalent desired
  • Strong understanding of PC market and key applications areas such as workstation software (CAD, media, engineering, etc.)
  • Ideal candidate will have previous experience with performance engineering, benchmarking, and sub-system optimizations
  • Programming and software/OS internals knowledge desired

We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities — all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.

If you would thrive in a combined hardware and software design function, this is your opportunity to develop with Dell.

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.

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