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Technologist FW Engineer

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Location: Milpitas, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000039409


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  • Architects, analyzes, designs, programs, debugs and modifies firmware and software. 
  • Troubleshoots code for firmware (IC embedded code) applications.
  • Work often involves analog and digital hardware and software operating systems.
  • The ideal candidate will design FW features, and submit design reviews before continuing the development workflow.
  • Following best practices such as spending time on unit-tests, simulator tests, HW targeted tests and so on is a must.
  • Position requires very strong knowledge of firmware design, development, debug, review, and commit/promotion within a multi-developer, multi-team environment.
  • Typically programs in machine language, assembly language and high level languages (e.g., C, C++).
  • Must be a strong technical leader, whom others look up to for guidance and mentorship.




  • BS with 10+ yrs fw experience, MS with 8+ yrs , PhD with 6+ yrs
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in:
    • ARM R5 and A53, C & C++, Design, ARM assembly, cmake build tools, git/gerrit/svn/code-collaborator, developing unit-test/mockTest/cPPU Test.
    • SSD architecture, Security/TCG-Enterprise/FIPS.
    • Interface Protocols (SAS/SCSI, NVMe, SATA).
    • FW Download, Bootup flow.
    • Debug infrastructure.
    • Multi-core environments.
    • Firmware or software development workflow within a multi-developer, perhaps multi-site environments.





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