The Touchpad Principal engineer must have subject matter expert experience and knowledge in Touchpad solutions for use in Dell Commercial and Consumer mobile products.
He / she will work with Dell ODM Partners with a focus on current and next generation Touchpad and form factors. He / she will work proactively with other cross-functional engineering groups such as advanced engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering, to enable our Touchpad supplier partners to provide innovative cost effective Touchpad solutions for Dell products.
PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES :
Supplier ODM enablement and advance engineering initiatives :
Enable ODM Touchpad engineering capability.
Driving the resource of Touchpad engineering in ODM.
Provide first to market opportunities to Engineering, Marketing, and procurement.
Provide Touchpad technology leadership and guidance to ODMs and technology providers (TP s) on complicated problems.
Support RFQ activities :
Define / Review / Revise Touchpad specification s and related test documents.
Provide the technology recommendation and solution in planning stage.
Join w / global Touchpad core team for Touchpad sourcing recommendation.
Touchpad suppliers Management :
Standardization of global Touchpad suppliers’ specification to mitigate the effort for Dell.
Supply chain engagement to facilitate the First to Market opportunities for Dell.
New Touchpad supplier selection and enablement.
Provide critical issue solving support as needed to platform development team
Consultant to internal Dell cross function support for Touchpad issue solving.
Own Touchpad change management control for sustaining
Work with technology providers, suppliers, and ODMs to enhance technical and resource capability to support demands of Dell future product strategy and roadmap.
Guide ODM and technology providers to innovate in technology solutions that offer enhanced and or new features and services to Dell
Engage with advanced platform engineering teams and represent Touchpad engineering at various technology forums.
Participate in supplier business and roadmap reviews
Own the implementation of post mortem action plans with suppliers and ODMs.
Manage and drive closure of customer / sustaining issues.
Product / commodity value analysis and value engineering for cost down opportunity.
Provide supports to Quality, Service, and other support teams for Touchpad related issues and questions.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Excellent Touchpad technical skills (ex. EE and ME, etc) and strong ability to provide leadership and guidance.
Knowledge in Touchpad technologies
Expert knowledge in both EE and ME related Touchpad designs.
Must be able to interact closely with cross functional global engineering teams and ODM partners.
Strong ability to work with technology providers and develop new and foster existing relationships.
Strong program management skills with excellent priority setting skills and strong initiative and ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Ability to communicate clearly through oral and written communications across global organizations. Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment, present clear and concise information to team s and customers.
Ability to lead extended teams and meet deadlines.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE :
As a senior level individual contributor, the successful candidate will possess a high degree of technical competence and expertise in Touchpad products, especially in the area of design, functionality, integration and technical specifications.
Bachelors EE Degree with 5+ years in Touchpad related experience.
Fluent in English communications.
Excellent knowledge about Touchpad designs, production, quality, and industry status.
Excellent engineering leadership skills and ability to work across global organizations.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Solid background in development processes, product test and auditing / reviewing of process capability.
Engineering Job ID : R045476