Mechanical Senior Principal Engineer; Dell Technologies: Round Rock, Texas

Position Description:

Senior Acoustical Engineer

Acoustical Engineers at Dell lead the development of innovative hardware, software, and business solutions to meet the acoustical needs a broad base of Enterprise IT solutions that serve AI, Machine Learning, Edge, Telco, Cloud, HPC and many other applications.  Our multidisciplinary team conducts the analysis and feasibility studies for new and existing products in server, storage, cloud, and at the edge.  We also engage directly with leading technology partners to drive innovation into custom and standardized components to meet our customers’ needs.

Dell has a pedigree as a leader in the industry in developing acoustical methods and metrics across the IT industry. Join us as an Acoustical Engineer in Round Rock, TX to do the best work of your career and make a profound social impact.

What you’ll achieve

Working alongside a team of thermal and mechanical engineers you will contribute to industry leading solutions that enable our customers to do more.  You will help define the acoustical experience of millions of products that are deployed from home office desks to retail counters to data centers and even street corners.  You will design and test innovative solutions for acoustical and vibration noise control.  You will ensure that the latest HDD technology, increasingly sensitive to external noise, can be deployed where customers need it most. 

You will:

  • Work with a multifunctional team to create differentiated solutions
  • Discover and develop innovative solutions to help solve customer challenges
  • Engage and influence our suppliers, partners, and the industry

Take the first step towards your dream career
Every Dell Technologies team member brings something unique to the table. Here’s what we are looking for with this role:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement Dell’s acoustical and HDD Dynamics strategy in Dell’s Core Hardware Portfolio during early product development stages.
  • Define the acoustical experience and HDD Dynamic solution for individual Dell platforms from early concept phases to transition into development.
  • Develop test plans, source hardware, specify acoustical solutions, align test schedules, and deliver regular status updates to a multidisciplinary team of engineers and project managers. Analyze acoustical and vibration data for various sound quality and vibration metrics.
  • Work with component suppliers and Dell component teams to develop new technology and ensure individual components, and individual component specifications, meet Dell’s platform acoustical and vibration requirements.
  • Validate new products features against platform acoustical specifications and customer use cases.

Essential Requirements

  • Strong fundamental understanding of acoustics and vibration
  • Experience measuring sound pressure and acceleration with microphones and accelerometers
  • Project and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly through the use of collaboration tools: email, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft PowerPoint, and verbal discussion.
  • Ability to document status, challenges, assumptions in a cohesive and accessible way

Desirable Requirements

  • A minimum of a master’s degree in mechanical engineering (or equivalent) with a focus in acoustics
  • 3+ years of experience with fan acoustics or rotating machinery acoustics.
  • Experience with ArtemiS SUITE from HEAD Acoustics and Acoustical simulation in ANSYS.

Here’s our story; now tell us yours
Dell Technologies helps organizations and individuals build a brighter digital tomorrow. Our company is made up of more than 150,000 people, located in over 180 locations around the world. We’re proud to be a diverse and inclusive team and have an endless passion for our mission to drive human progress.

What’s most important to us is that you are respected, feel like you can be yourself and have the opportunity to do the best work of your life -- while still having a life. We offer excellent benefits, bonus programs, flexible work arrangements, a variety of career development opportunities, employee resource groups, and much more.

We started with computers, but we didn’t stop there. We are helping customers move into the future with multi-cloud, AI and machine learning through the most innovative technology and services portfolio for the data era. Join us and become a part of what’s next in technology, starting today.

You can also learn more about us by reading our latest Diversity and Inclusion Report and our plan to make the world a better place by 2030 here.

Dell is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Dell are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Dell will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Dell encourages applicants of all ages. Read the full Equal Employment Opportunity Policy here.

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