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Dell Technical Staff, Software Engineering (UEFI/BIOS Architect) in Texas

As a member of the Client Platform Software Engineering team you will be a part of the team planning, designing, delivering and sustaining our next-generation of firmware and software application to support our new products and solutions. Working on the latest technologies with the industry leading tools and development methodologies, we design and develop software and firmware for platforms, peripherals, applications and diagnostics.

Key Responsibilities

• Architect and influence platform product design by providing technical expertise and engineering leadership; strong focus on the platform front-end design cycle, including identifying the firmware impact of new hardware designs and components.

• Work with our internal partners (System Architects, Platform Planners, CTO) to architect new and innovative firmware solutions for our client platforms.

• Create, design and review architectural collateral, documenting the scope of our firmware features and solutions.

• Gather business requirements and drive product definition and prioritization for firmware feature.Influence the hardware and software direction for features that span beyond firmware.

• Provide strong technical leadership in decisions when collaborating across multiple lines of business; including industrial design, marketing, usability, quality, and reliability

• Generate Intellectual Property to protect innovations.

Essential Requirements

• Bachelors or higher degree in computer science, electrical engineering or a similar field, with 10 years of industry experience

• UEFI BIOS software development experience

• Experience with Intel and/or AMD system architectures

• Strong aptitude to assess and optimize products by making the proper feature tradeoffs between Firmware, electrical, power and thermal requirements.

• Balance short term versus long term actions, strategic vs tactical requirements, while continuing to align the architectural road map to achieve the strategic vision.

Desirable Requirements

• Familiarity with using the Atlassian suite of tools (BitBucket, Bamboo, Jira and Confluence)

• Familiar with various hardware bus interfaces such as PCI, SMBUS, LPC, I2C, etc.

• Strong programming experience using languages such as C, C++ or C#

• Working experience in Scrum and Agile development process

• Experience using analyzers and other hardware tools to debug complex system software issues

• Experience with Security Development Lifecycle (SDL). This includes process integration to manage SDL activities within the product architecture, development and production phases.

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