Dell Senior Manager, Software Engineering in Austin, Texas

Senior Manager, Software Engineering


Data Domain Engineering

Locations: : Santa Clara, CA or Austin, TX (Round Rock)

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The Software Engineering team delivers next-generation software application enhancements and new products for a changing world. As a Sr. Software Engineer Manager at Dell EMC, you will be joining the Data Protection Division and will be part of the Data Protection Appliances Engineering leadership team. It is an exciting time to be in a team that is delivering industry leading data protection solutions to global customers!

This is a hybrid role in data analytics, escalations and sustaining engineering. This position is within the Engineering team, focusing on driving innovation and Serviceability capabilities into Data Protection products and solutions, enabling a best in class experience for our customers with their Dell EMC products. A successful candidate will bring a strong technical knowledge in Data Protection and a capability to understand technical concepts, ability to communicate effectively with executives, customers, services team and engineering counterparts. This role requires a good business acumen, judgement and the ability to work within a highly visible, fast moving environment to rapidly deliver results that have broad business impact. In this critical role, you will join a dynamic management team responsible for defining and bringing to market a winning, next generation data protection offering within the Data Protection division of Dell EMC.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide end to end ownership of engineering escalated cases bringing a proactive approach to addressing field originated issues

  • Design and implement incremental features to address technical debt and customer found issues in the product.

  • Collaborate with cross functional and cross Geo teams to provide timely resolution to customers

  • Interact with customers to troubleshoot and solve complex problems.

  • Develop and review unit test procedures and work closely with QA to develop system integration test plans.

  • Conduct root cause analysis of customer reported issues and provide workarounds

  • Develop high quality code fixes to address field originated product defects

  • Develop innovative tools to improve automation in troubleshooting customer reported issues

  • Participate and contribute to Total Customer Experience initiatives

  • Maintain and analyze metrics on engineering escalations and provide visibility on executive escalations

  • Engage with key customer account teams to proactively address customer concerns on the product

  • Perform Serviceability testing and documentation review and code publishing for all new product versions

  • Take part in technical interlock with BU to provide technical expertise and thought leadership on serviceability features, product development, functional specs, bug reviews, and feedback to/from Engineering & Services

  • Provides support to Executive leaders to help with customer expectation management and delivery. Anticipates demands and challenges, communicates efficiently with the Executive teams

  • Lead and mentor a focused team of engineers who will develop product and infrastructure

  • Strong leader capable of motivating the very best software engineers, as well as gaining their respect.

Essential Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of data protection/storage/backup, data management, cloud, SaaS, virtualization and analytics

  • Possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy that includes a big-picture vision and the drive to make that vision a reality.

  • Familiarity with Agile Methodology including best practice agile scrum development and lean startup principles

  • Metrics-driven: Strong analytical and synthesis skills are a must, including the ability to absorb and process large amounts of data into actionable information. Track record of using qualitative and quantitative data to prioritize and drive decision-making.

  • Comfortable using collaboration and CRM tools such as Slack, JIRA, Confluence and Salesforce.

  • Know how to lead without authority and be comfortable managing chaos, ambiguity and complexity.

  • Proven track record leading in building successful software teams

  • Highly execution focused to deliver faster releases with high quality

  • Hire, mentor, and grow passionate individuals who work together well.

  • Strong leader capable of motivating very best software engineers, as well as gaining their respect

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to adapt to fast pace business environment.

  • Experience managing development teams of 6-10 engineers

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to speak in front of external groups, internal teams and senior leadership

  • Need to have flexibility to travel on occasion

Education and Experience Level: Typically 12+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience; Typically requires 4+ years managerial/leadership experience

Preferred Skills:

  • In depth knowledge of Dell EMC Services business and delivery processes

  • Ability to quickly learn new technology and products and work independently

  • Working knowledge of Data Domain, Server Hardware and Components and troubleshooting experience

  • Basic Program Management skills

  • Basic programming or scripting knowledge such as one of shell or C++ or Python, Perl etc.

  • Linux, Windows or Unix Basic System Administration

  • Understanding of Computing and Storage Virtualization a plus

  • IT infrastructure, cloud architecture and industry knowledge 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.

If you’re ready to develop cutting-edge software for a changing world, this is your opportunity to develop with Dell.

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