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Software Principal Engineer - Firmware

Bangalore, India

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Job ID R045875 Date posted Nov. 19, 2019

Job title : Software Principal Engineer - Firmware

Dell Overview:

Dell creates technology solutions for a changing world. Our Information Technology (IT) Architecture team translates our customers’ business requirements into total enterprise-wide solutions. It takes deep technical knowledge to create architectural designs that exceed service requirements. We’re skilled in analyzing the customer’s business goals, objectives, needs and general business environment to create technical system solutions. Our expertise includes integrating hardware, processes, methodologies and software into the customer environment.

About Business Unit:

Dell IDrac team an embedded system management hardware and software solution to manage: Multiple servers, Networking, Storage. It provides a secure browser-based interface that enables an IT administrator to take inventory, perform configuration and monitoring tasks, remotely power on/off blade servers and enable alerts for events on servers and components in the blade chassis

Key Responsibilities :

  • Closely work with multiple systems management console application teams which are integrated with iDRAC.
  • Analyze, debug and resolve integration issues and design discrepancies reported by consoles.
  • After initial assessment and analysis, work with iDRAC subcomponent teams to drive issue resolution.  
  • Responsible to review iDRAC FW changes and assess the impact on console applications. Proactively communicate consoles teams on impact assessment / FW changes.
  • Responsible to notify console teams about any iDRAC FW change that may have an impact on them.
  • Responsible to update and publish documents like best practice guide, Attribute Registry files, EEMI modification history etc.
  • Responsible to initiate process changes in order to ensure consoles integration with iDRAC is happening smoothly and efficiently.
  • Should be able to develop reference applications, scripts etc. as needed  

Essential Requirement :

  • A BE/ME degree in ECE, CE, CS with 9+ years of industry experience in firmware/software development.
  • Solid understanding of System Management firmware/software solutions.
  • Strong firmware / System development background with strong C/C++ development/debug skills
  • Strong in Embedded Linux programming, OS Internals, IPC, thread programming and embedded application firmware/software development.
  • Proficient in software development tools such as IDEs, compilers, debuggers, emulators, source control system and defect/ bug tracking systems.
  • Prior work experience as a lead dealing with cross functional teams, vendors, open sources and standards.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Work experience / solid understanding of WSMAN, Redfish, SNMP, IPMI protocols.
  • Experience/exposure to I2C, MCTP protocol is a plus.


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.

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Our culture code is defined by our values and are made real every day by defining expectations for how we work and how we lead.

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