Dell VMware/VSAN Software Principal Engineer for PowerEdge Development in Round Rock, Texas

VMware/VSAN Software Principal Engineer for PowerEdge Development

Competitive Salary

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 Principal Engineer on our Infrastructure Software Engineering team.


We're looking for an expert in VMware ESXi and related products (VSAN, NSX, etc.) to help ensure terrific results when pairing PowerEdge servers with VMware's products. The role is part of a global engineering team with most of the team based in Round Rock, TX.

The position requires deep knowledge of industry trends, VMware OS feature/functionality, future technology direction and the ability to apply these trends to Dell products and technologies to advance Dell’s partnership with VMware. Analyzing/debugging issues, communicating, giving presentations, setting goals and guidelines for future program development, and mentoring when needed are all functions of this role.

Activities include:

  • Effectively representing Dell technical needs/requirements to appropriate vendor contacts

  • Building/maintaining effective communication links with key VMware personnel

  • Developing mentoring/learning environment with peers and Dell Technologies Advanced Engineering community.

  • Next-generation platform/peripheral/solution investigation

  • Developing PowerEdge/VMware joint solutions, including component decisions, documentation, customer-facing papers

  • Collaboration with Dell & VMware architecture and development teams to help define architectures, understand technology and customer trends, drive roadmaps and improve product differentiation

  • Helping define Dell VMWare strategies, feature requests, development projects, and behavioral specifications

  • Leading/executing solution development, delivery and debug/resolution by assisting support;

  • Patent mining and filing

  • Producing technical whitepapers, blog posts, attends conferences, and participation in social media.



  • 5+ years of IT experience, with at least 3+ years VMware server-based products (ESX/ESXi, vSAN, VCF, vCenter, etc.)

  • Strong Operating System/VMware solution debugging skills.

  • Strong understanding of computer server hardware, virtualization and Internet technologies

  • B.S. in computer engineering or computer science, or equivalent

  • Hands on experience deploying, configuring and debugging server hardware

  • Self-starter; able to work effectively as a global team member; comfortable with occasional ambiguity


  • Experience working with VMWare products and VMWare personnel directly in technical areas including hypervisor, drivers, management interfaces/processes, etc.

  • Working knowledge of VMware`s network and storage architecture is preferred.

  • Good understating of Authentication and security model for Cloud centric design.

  • Experience in OS/Solution certification processes and procedures

  • Enterprise Server/IT company Industry experience

  • In-depth knowledge of and experience with enterprise server, storage, networking technologies


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.

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