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Dell Electrical Senior Principal Engineering Technnologist in Austin, Texas

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 Electrical Senior Principal Engineering Technologist on our Commercial Mobile System architecture team in Austin, TX.

Our Electrical Engineering team puts the spark into the full hardware development lifecycle, from concept to production. It takes experts in system architecture definition, design, analysis, prototyping, sourcing & the debugging and validation of layouts or routes to deliver state-of-the-art products for a changing world. We work closely with designers, cross-functional teams within Dell and suppliers to make sure electronic designs meet a range of requirements, including schedule, feature set, functionality and quality, as well as industry standards.


  • Designs and develops electrical architecture for mobile equipment and their hardware systems

  • Determines and communicates design approaches and parameters

  • Drives system architecture definition for assigned program, and ensures consistency/compatibility with other products (both new/legacy) as necessary

  • Analyzes test plan requirements to perform verification

  • Oversees experimental tests and evaluates results

  • Selects components based on analysis of specifications, cost, continuity of supply, and reliability

  • Reviews original design manufacturer and sub-tier vendor capability to support product development and production

  • Ensures that designs integrate with rest of product functions including mechanical and software

  • Creates and maintains required documentation including specifications

  • Ensures the manufacturability, reliability, and serviceability of designs

  • Supports specialized electrical sub-systems such as power, batteries, comms, graphics, component, memory, etc.

Key Responsibilities

  • Feature and Cost trade-off analysis

  • Partitions design tasks and leads electrical team in implementation and validation on program

  • Drives appropriate simulation and ECAD

  • Works with engineering manager to assist in the creation of the development plan for program, including schedule, risks and resources

  • Cultivate a strategic partnership with Dell's SW & ME architecture team members as well as Cross-functional teams

  • Experience in product early concept through production launch

  • Intel / AMD system architecture and debug

  • A solid understanding of security elements (ECs & TPM's) within a computer system

  • Analog and digital design

  • High speed bus interface design

  • High speed PCB layout design

  • Enabling others through sharing knowledge / mentoring

  • IP development

Essential Requirements

  • 4 years experience in product design

  • Work experience and deep knowledge of X86 architecture

  • Ability to execute Dell's strategic direction

Desirable Requirements

  • 7-10 years experience in product design

  • Graduate degree is a plus

  • Prior mobile EE architecture experience

  • Technical experience in OS integration

  • Experience running a core team

  • Working with Asian ODM partners

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