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Dell Advanced Development Technical Staff Software Architect in Austin, Texas

Advanced Development Technical Staff Software Architect

Dell is a collective of customer-obsessed, industry-leading visionaries. We believe that technology is essential for driving human progress, and the technology we provide transforms the way we all work and live. But we are more than a technology company — we are a people company. We recognize that over 100,000 employees across six continents have different interests and aspirations. We inspire, challenge and respect each and every one of them, every day.

The Chief Technology & Innovation Office (CTIO) sits at the crossroads of technology strategy, research, innovation, and advanced development. We strive to be influential across the breadth of the Dell ISG portfolio and work hand in hand with all product organizations. The opportunity to impact our customers and the industry is a core focus for us.

The role of the Advanced Development Technical Staff Software Architect is to act in a lead role for new technology initiatives in a fast paced, collaborative environment. An ideal candidate will need to have experience with driving projects from the initial idea, architecture design, and drive technology development into product using an agile fast fail mentality. A strong technology innovator mindset is necessary to ensure the dots can be connected between multiple technologies as well as customer and industry needs. This position requires an accomplished Software Architect and Software Systems Engineer, who truly understands multiple development ecosystems and platforms, enjoys guiding other engineers, and thrives in a fast-paced, highly ambiguous environment. A major function of this role is to lead Low Level Software architectures.

Join us to do the best work of your career and make a profound social impact as a Advanced Development Technical Staff Software Architect in our CTO team in Hopkinton, MA.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Providing leadership to a team of developers and engineers on technical solutions, architecture, research, and implementation of new technologies.

  • Leading the development team through technology or solution prototyping efforts using current and next generation software technologies to help broaden Dell’s intellectual property portfolio and influence future product roadmaps.

  • Projects may span multiple technological areas, including cloud-native infrastructure, machine learning, advanced data protection techniques, containers, microservices and open source software.

  • Collaborating with peers within Dell and Dell partners, enabling cross-company efforts.

  • Staying up to speed on all current and next generation technologies.

  • Interacting cross-functionally with customers, business units, partners, architects, and senior management to help guide the project from technology ideation through delivery to the product team.

  • Self-Motivated, Enthusiastic, Energetic and Passionate about technology and working as a part of a team and ability to work across cross-functional teams.

  • Ability and Open Mindedness to quickly learn about new development methodologies and cutting-edge technologies.

Essential Knowledge/Skills:

  • Education/Experience: 10+ years (Bachelor’s degree), 8+ years (Master’s degree), 6+ years (PhD) of software development, software architecture, or applied research; or equivalent experience.

  • In-depth technical experience (including emerging technologies) such as: Low Level Software (Firmware/Bios/FPGA/etc) Cloud Native Software Methodologies, Automation and Lifecycle Management, Public/Hybrid Cloud Architectures and Technologies.

  • Experience in two or more of the following languages: Assembly, C, C++, Go, Java, JavaScript, OpenCL, OpenGL, Python. Experienced Low Level Software developer. Advanced understanding of programming logic and patterns and the ability to learn new programming languages and patterns quickly.

  • Knowledge of CI/CD Pipelines and Development tool Experience such as: Jira, Pivotal Tracker, Concourse, Jenkins, and Docker. Agile software development experience that enables shorter development iterations, fast feedback loops, and the quick deployment of problem-free code.

  • Strong communication skills and an ability to articulate technical vision while understanding business requirements, with the ability to debate and collaborate with other team members.

  • Advanced understanding of system performance and scaling, debugging, diagnosing and troubleshooting software.

  • Understanding of hardware and software interactions. Experience with Linux command line for system configuration and administration. Knowledge of cloud-based software technology landscapes and DevOps ecosystems.

Desired Knowledge/Skills:

  • Familiar with Storage technologies, Data Management, Data Protection, Networking and Compute Technologies, including software defined aspects.

  • Familiar with Hyperscaler technologies such as AWS, Azure, and Google.

  • Experience collaborating with customers to understand the problem statement/use cases and mapping them to tangible technical requirements.

  • Familiar with or experience in Extreme Programming (XP).

  • Soft Skills: Innovator, Collaborator