Intel Firmware Engineer in Folsom, California

Job Description

We are seeking a self-motivated firmware engineer to join a growing team of SSD developers who focus on moving Intel's NAND & SSD technologies into new market segments.

The Firmware engineer will be responsible for implementing security features like Opal, eDrive and other industry standard capabilities in SSDs. Detailed knowledge of the security protocols as they apply to storage subsystem is required.

An SSD firmware engineer in this group will be involved in numerous activities including contributing to the embedded architecture and design, hardware interface programming, algorithm design/implementation and custom customer feature implementation.

Additionally this role will involve engaging with a third party team to develop key HW and FW collateral. The tasks in this space will also require reviewing code from other sources, quickly understanding the FW architecture, partitioning it cleanly for future enhancement and driving a path for adding new capabilities in a modular fashion. .

Product requirements evolve quickly as SSDs gain market share, so new and creative solutions are demanded on a regular basis of our engineers to meet the customer requirements or showcase new SSD capabilities. Our team is focused on building SSDs that add renewed and differentiated value to the PC platform in market segments that are early adopters of SSD products.

Engineers are responsible for design, source code development, review and maintenance, unit and system level test/verification and release of the entire SSD firmware stack.


Minimum requirements:

You must possess a minimum of a Bachelor's (with 4+ years of experience in embedded systems development) or Master's (2+ years of experience) of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science or a related field.

-Strong design and C/C++ programming skills.

-At least 2 years of experience in implementing firmware for security features

-Detailed technical knowledge on security firmware implementation including encryption, public key management and secure communication protocols.

-Demonstrated experience in design and implementation of multitasking, event driven real-time firmware using C or C++.

-Demonstrated understanding of Real Time Operating systemsS concepts including task-switching, deadlocks, and resource management issues.

-Demonstrated ability to analyze problems, diagnose root cause, and apply corrective actions.

-Demonstrated ability to work well in a diverse team environment and with others in cross-site organizations.

-Good verbal and written communications skills.

  • Knowledge of security protocols like Opal, eDrive and other TCG standard


-Experience with storage interface standards such as SATA, SAS, PCIe, and NVMe.

-Experience developing security focused firmware a plus (e.g. public key exchange algorithms, TLS stack, etc.)

-Experience of ARM or equivalent processors.

-Experience optimizing firmware/software to meet performance metrics.

-Experience in system-level debugging skills.

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