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Dell Software System Principal Engineer - Franklin, MA in Franklin, Massachusetts

Software System Principal Engineer - Franklin, MA

Join us as a Software System Principal Engineer on our Advanced Engineering team in Franklin, MA to do the best work of your career and make a profound social impact.

What you’ll achieve

Our Software Systems Engineering team ensures that our customers have the software systems they need for a changing world. Working at the cutting edge, we design and deliver software systems modifications as well as enhancements of new products. We oversee product development at all stages: planning, designing, developing and testing operating systems, compilers, routers, utilities, databases, embedded management and control devices, plus internet-related tools.

You will:

  • Collaborate with several storage OS team/architects to develop benchmarks running on DellEMC system (PowerScale, ECS, VxRail, etc) that enable early evaluation related to Quality of Service, latency control, redundancy and volume management for flash based storage.

  • Perform benchmark test (FIO, SpecFS, IOzone) on legacy storage devices (SAS/SATA SSD and HDD) when required

  • Work with various team and community to develop and improve NVMe utilities

  • Build (rack and stack) and maintain lab infrastructure to make sure system management, OS and tools are up to date to perform the required research on various storage devices (HDD, SSD) to support various benchmark such as NoSQLdatabse, SQL server OLTP, SPC-1C, VMmark virtualization, VDI, KeyValue Store , etc

  • Documents procedure and publish results in technical reports, white papers and online web pages.

  • Analyze, debug, and resolve inter-operability or firmware issues observed during testing in order to complete assignment within schedule

Take the first step towards your dream career

Every Dell Technologies team member brings something unique to the table. Here’s what we are looking for with this role:

Essential Requirements

  • Ability to rack and stack server to build and connect system infrastructure

  • Strong working knowledge of enterprise server and storage benchmarks and utilities

  • Strong knowledge of Linux, FIO, NVMe-CLI, and a scripting language (Python, Ruby, Perl, …)

  • Ability to quickly translate storage system NVMe drive use case into bench level test for feasibility

  • Strong understanding of RAID technology, UEFI, and Windows, VMWare, and Linux OS

  • Experience with storage protocols (NVMe/SAS/SATA/etc.) and protocol analyzers

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering

  • 5+ years of experience with Linux kernel and device driver model

  • 5+ years of experience scripting with PHP, Python or Perl

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience with hardware security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography

  • 5+ years of experience coding with C/C++ Ability to work in a fast paced and highly technical team

  • Knowledge of RTOS and microprocessor architecture, experience debugging firmware issues using JTAG and/or protocol traces

  • Ability to use and understand PCIe/NVMe analyzer (LeCroy, SerialTek, or Xgig)

  • Ability to debug drive firmware and hardware issues

  • Flexible attitude about near term goals and priority

Here’s our story; now tell us yours

Dell Technologies helps organizations and individuals build a brighter digital tomorrow. Our company is made up of more than 150,000 people, located in over 180 locations around the world. We’re proud to be a diverse and inclusive team and have an endless passion for our mission to drive human progress.

What’s most important to us is that you are respected, feel like you can be yourself and have the opportunity to do the best work of your life -- while still having a life. We offer excellent benefits, bonus programs, flexible work arrangements, a variety of career development opportunities, employee resource groups, and much more.

We started with computers, but we didn’t stop there. We are helping customers move into the future with multi-cloud, AI and machine learning through the most innovative technology and services portfolio for the data era. Join us and become a part of what’s next in technology, starting today.

You can also learn more about us by reading our latest Diversity and Inclusion Report and our plan to make the world a better place by 2030 here ( .

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