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Dell Windows Firmware Architect in Austin, Texas

Windows Firmware Architect

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 Software Senior Principal Engineer on our BIOS and Firmware Architecture team in Austin, TX.

The Software Engineering team delivers next-generation software application enhancements and new products for a changing world. Working at the cutting edge, we design and develop software for platforms, peripherals, applications and diagnostics — all with the most advanced technologies, tools, software engineering methodologies and the collaboration of internal and external partners.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with Microsoft and our System Architects to plan and deliver integrated OS/Software/Firmware solutions on our platforms.

  • Understand the latest HLK and Microsoft marketing requirements and determine their impact on our platforms.

  • Create technical documentation of software products/solutions. Assist with the creation, design and review of technical documentation and solutions.

  • Gather business requirements and participate in product definition and feature prioritization.

  • Engage in our front-end process and work across the different lines of business to ensure we are exceeding their expectations and needs.

  • Work with the team to develop, maintain and communicate development schedules, timelines and development status.

  • Review requirements, specifications and designs to assure product quality and performance.

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelors or higher degree in computer science, electrical engineering or a similar field

  • Experience with Microsoft Windows system architecture and/or internals

  • UEFI BIOS software development experience

  • Experience with Intel and/or AMD system architectures

  • Balance short term versus long term actions, strategic vs tactical requirements, while continuing to align the architectural road map to achieve the strategic vision

  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal), interpersonal skills and experience in presenting to business and technical teams in an effective and persuasive manner

Desirable Requirements

  • Familiarity with using the Atlassian suite of tools (BitBucket, Bamboo, Jira and Confluence)

  • Familiar with various hardware bus interfaces such as PCI, SMBUS, LPC, I2C, etc.

  • Strong programming experience using languages such as C, C++ or C#

  • Experience using analyzers and other hardware tools to debug complex system software issues

  • Experience with Security Development Lifecycle (SDL). This includes process integration to manage SDL activities within the product architecture, development and production phases.


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.

Closing date: 1 May 2019 .

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