Dell Software Principle Engineer in Santa Clara, California

This position is a Software Principle Engineer responsible for the specification, design, implementation, integration, support, and debugging of Dell Wyse Thin OS components, ranging from embedded device drivers, board support packages, and boot images for thin clients, Operating system, middle ware and applications.

Responsible for all aspects of development including specification, design, scheduling, implementation, unit test, and interaction with system verification.

Responsible for reviewing and contributing to hardware functional specifications in areas where hardware decisions impact the software.

Development and execution of unit test plans that will be reviewed and approved by peers.

Effective communication with other team members and other groups.

Self-motivated and take full responsibility for deliverables.

Work with QA team and field engineers to resolve Thin OS (OS and applications) issues during testing and certification.


  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent

  • Understanding of procedures to build and modify the FreeBSD/Linux kernel

  • Experience in ARM platform development.

  • Experience in USB stack/system security/browser development is big plus.

  • 10+ years of experience in Linux/Unix/FreeBSD software development, BSD experience is a big plus.

  • Experienced in the development and integration of complicated hardware and software systems

  • In-depth understanding of hardware/software interactions and system management

  • Proficient experience on device driver development on Linux/FreeBSD

  • Knowledge and experience of debugging complicated bugs on Linux/FreeBSD platforms

  • Good working knowledge of source code version control system

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The Software Engineering team delivers next-generation software application enhancements and new products for a changing world. Working at the cutting edge, we design and develop software for platforms, peripherals, applications and diagnostics — all with the most advanced technologies, tools, software engineering methodologies and the collaboration of internal and external partners.


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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