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Dell PowerScale Engineering Program Manager in Seattle, Washington

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Dell EMC is hiring an Engineering Program Manager in Seattle, WA to work on Unstructured & Secondary Storage programs. This role is about driving program execution and coordination of software development and validation resources for the USS engineering team, encompassing the PowerScale programs at various stages from incubation to release and in-market steady state.

Your focus will be around scalable clustered data services and innovative data management. This position includes tight cross-team integration and collaboration in a fast-paced engineering environment to gather and structure requirements, document and implement plans, and drive end-to-end projects to successfully execute our storage solutions strategy across a worldwide, geo-distributed team, as well as develop procedural improvements for team operations.

This role is for a dynamic individual who wants to join an innovative, fast paced team redefining the storage landscape in scalable storage.


  • Drive the definition and oversight of Engineering schedules

  • Drive the definition, tracking and communication of program execution metrics

  • Drive program risk identification, issue tracking and management

  • Work cross-functionally to track the fulfillment of product requirements

  • Drive consistent Engineering practices and incremental process improvement

  • Drive Engineering process improvements to gain efficiencies and improve product quality

  • Effectively use product development lifecycle guidelines to drive program(s) from ideation to delivery, including adding creative innovations to the process as appropriate

  • Use best-in-class project management techniques to achieve project goals on time with a high level of quality, while managing expectations of all stakeholders

  • Work collaboratively with other Program Managers, Product Planners and Product Managers, and Engineering leaders towards common Engineering vision and goals

  • Communicate program status, program readiness, business and technical issues, risks and their resolution across Engineering, senior management and executive management

  • Partner with cross-functional leaders for successful beta programs, knowledge transfer, serviceability, training and documentation

  • Drive team collaboration spanning multiple geographies

Relevant Functional or Domain Experience

The ideal candidate will have several years’ worth of experience working in one or more of the following functions/ domains:

  • Software Development Lifecycle

  • Program Management

  • Project Management

  • General experience working with or as part of an enterprise software engineering storage organization ( e.g. Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, HP, Hitachi, NetApp) is a plus

  • Federal compliance and software security knowledge are a plus

Desired Capabilities

The ideal candidate will have proven capabilities in the following areas:

  • Demonstrated deep knowledge and wide application of program management principles, theories, and concepts

  • Understanding of relevant product lifecycle domains

  • Strong leadership and ability to thrive in a worldwide, geo-distributed Engineering team setting

  • Ability to decompose high level product requirements into feature requirements in partnership with product marketing and Engineering

  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal, and communication skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong familiarity with storage, server, networking software and hardware

  • Understanding of server and storage hardware design, fabrication timelines, qualification cycles, and vendor management

  • General understanding of business environment and of Dell EMC UDS product offerings

  • Ability to foster teamwork and collaboration within and across working groups

  • Knowledge of common project management tools and bug tracking systems

  • Ability to prioritize projects and deliverables

  • Highly motivated and self-directed

  • Results driven problem-solver

  • Experience with Scrum desired


  • BS in Engineering/Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent with proven and demonstrable program management track record

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