Dell Senior Principal Software Engineer – Performance Architect in Round Rock, Texas

Senior Principal Software Engineer – Performance Architect

Location: Round Rock, 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 Senior Principal Software Engineer on our Quality Engineering and Optimization team in Round Rock, TX.

Dell Digital is a world-class IT organization that employs 5000+ across the globe. We are focused on driving business transformation, superior customer satisfaction, and revenue growth through innovation and cutting-edge technology that leverages traditional ERP, as well as cloud, analytics, mobile, and social solutions.

General Summary:

Dell's Digital Quality Engineering and Optimization (QEO) organization team is hiring a Senior Principal Software Engineer to ensure stability and high performance of releases for our global cross segment applications. Responsibilities will include developing tools, test strategy for performance engineering and testing of the release, performance testing in an agile environment, analyzing requirements and providing technical, performance engineering guidance and recommendations to developers. IT QEO is an essential stakeholder in the development and release of new features and new applications that support business as well as corporate.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Builds DevOps and Performance Test automation capabilities from the ground up for cloud-based and legacy software solutions

  • Leads innovative testing and helps drive global digital transformation for the performance testing environment

  • Builds and deploys service and data virtualization tools and test data management activities across multiple test environments

  • Drives the adoption of test automation frameworks and tools at the enterprise level

  • Deploys automation and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipeline activities

  • Delivers applications in Blue/Green and Canary paths

  • Provides problem solving, analytical and technical troubleshooting skills to resolve issues impacting performance engineering deliverables

  • Works across a broad range of applications; shows desire and aptitude to learn new technologies/tools

  • Acts as a technical advisor to the leadership team

  • Works in Agile/Scrum and Extreme Programming development environment

  • Mentors team members on all aspects of Performance Testing & Engineering concepts



  • Bachelor’s degree (technical) with 12+ years relevant experience; or Master’s degree with 8+ years relevant experience; or equivalent work experience

  • 8+ years of hands-on experience in development, performance testing, engineering

  • Hands-on development expertise with more than 2 of the following platforms/tools: Visual Studio, TFS, Git, Eclipse, Selenium, Cucumber, SpecFlow, DevOps tool chain, other Open Source tools

  • Good understanding of application performance and its KPIs, WLM and client-side monitoring/scripting

  • Good exposure to Ubuntu Docker images

  • Experience in Shell Scripting, Python & YML/YAML; good knowledge in more than 3 programming/scripting languages

  • Working experience/business knowledge of the Commerce & Order Management space

  • Hands-on expertise with Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline & methodologies

  • Good understanding of SDLC and testing processes/practices

  • Strong database skills (fundamental and basic queries)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong leadership qualities


  • Experience on GitLab, Concourse, Jenkins, TeamCity, Octopus and/or Go is a bonus

  • Good understanding and experience on Infrastructure services and Cloud Native platforms (VMWare, Azure, AWS, Google cloud) and Docker/Containers

  • PaaS experience

  • Good understanding of Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning for testing and SDLC activities


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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