Dell Software Quality Principal Engineer in Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Principal Software Quality Engineer

Competitive salary

Hopkinton MA

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.

Our Software Quality Engineering team ensures that our next-generation software is of the highest quality. We conduct a wide range of quality control tests and analyses to ensure that our software meets or exceeds end-user requirements. We debug software products, oversee the development of test plans, ensure system tests are documented, analyze the results, provide feedback to developers and make sure that all problems are resolved. We also select testing specifications for new products and ensure testing procedures comply with industry-specific standards.

Key Responsibilities

As a member of the Core Enginuity Infrastructure DVT team within the VMAX Software organization, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Automation of existing and new DVT level test cases.

  • Verifying design for new hardware and software releases.

  • Testing online / offline HW and device configuration changes

  • Ensuring system installation, cabling, manufacturing configurations, and part number validation.

  • Running service scripts (replacements, upgrades, power loss/recovery)

  • Creating and implementing test plans and test cases to qualify legacy and new functionality.

  • Testing and releasing software fixes for VMAX software releases.

  • Diagnosing, tracking, root causing, and debugging complex system issues and software bugs.

  • Recreating complex customer issues.

  • Presenting project status for each feature being worked.

Essential Requirements

This position requires a person with a technical education; BSEE or BSCE degree is strongly preferred.

  • Strong analytical, diagnostic, and communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Working knowledge of Unix, Linux, and PC based systems is required.

  • Strong aptitude for learning new technologies is essential.

  • The ability to work as a team player is essential.

  • Software testing methodologies

  • 8+ years relevant experience

Desirable Requirements

  • VMAX product knowledge is desired

  • Understanding of C, C++, PERL, Python, and any other scripting languages is preferred.


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 can drive the continuous improvement of our software quality standards, this is your opportunity to develop with Dell.

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