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Dell Software Principal Engineer - Pre-boot/Core-boot Development in Bengaluru, India

Job Description

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.

As a Principal Software Development Engineer, you will be responsible for the design and development activities associated with software using a range of applicable technologies (e.g., programming languages, compilers, assemblers, debuggers, other tools) for products used in local, networked or Internet-related computer programs. Analyzes requirements and develops innovative, useful software. Modifies existing software products to add new functions, adapt to new hardware, improve performance or enhance product usability. Leads in product development in all stages from planning and design to development and testing. Completes documentation and procedures for installation and maintenance. Assists training with production of formal training material for sales/marketing.

The team "Client Product Group" is responsible for building and delivering manageability software for Enterprise Client line of business (eg. Laptops, Workstations, Desktops etc.)

Essential Requirements

  • Expert level programming in C, Embedded Programming in C and C++Hands on Pre-boot/Core-boot Development in the areas of Pre-boot Diagnostics.

  • Experience in Linux /Chrome OS/embedded OS driver specifically on Network, USB, SATA

  • Very strong logical reasoning and problem solving.Strong desire to learn new technology and domain and contribute fast to business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible to work with external partners and internal Dell technology, marketing and engineering teams to Define/Design/Architect products for Next Gen Client Platforms.

  • Design and develop the overall software architecture and working in collaboration with HW and SW engineering for implementation

  • Responsible for all software and Pre-boot/Core-boot/Chrome OS/UEFI FW related issues during the planning, development, and validation stages of the program. You will be working on next generations products and will have an opportunity to gain experience on best in the world client technologies.

  • Understand feature requirements, architecture and design Core-boot FW development mainly in C language Unit Tests development core-boot FW code debugging and its related FW integration with other server HW and SW platform components, like CPU, PCH, FW, OS etc.

  • Responsible for the delivery of products within budget, schedule and quality guidelines.

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

  • Technical understanding of common security vulnerabilities and risks, as well as countermeasures and compensating controls

  • Usage of source code analysis tools Fortify, Coverity, Clang, or others

  • Protects Intellectual property by working appropriate legal elements (ex: procurement, patents, opensource).

  • Must have strong debugging and troubleshooting skills Ability to write and analyze requirements, functional specifications, design specifications, test plans, and documentation

Good to have:

  • Experience in using PCIe Analyzer, Wireless sniffer etc for platform diagnostic

  • Experience in Filesystem drivers specifically NTFS, FAT32, Ext3 systems.

Education & Experience

  • Master/Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline, or equivalent work experience

  • 9 to 14 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience.


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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