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SOC Firmware Design Engineer

Folsom, CA 95630
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Job Description

If you are passionate about computer graphics and working with leading graphics engineers on Intel's latest GPU/CPU architecture, then our Xe Silicon Engineering (XSE)team has opportunities for you.

This team focus on designing, validating and delivering all silicon that drives our Xe product roadmap and for improving the energy efficiency of our Xe GPUs. We strive to lead the industry through continuous innovation and world-class engineering.

As a member of Power Management team, you will be prototyping low-power solutions for various design blocks. You will be collaborating with architects, RTL and Platform, and software teams to analyze and implement low-power solutions for next generation Intel GPU products. As a SoC Firmware Design Engineer you will be responsible for development and Post-silicon debug to support microcontroller firmware for a variety of technologies.

This role will provide the opportunity to use your technical knowledge of firmware development to deliver IP firmware content for microcontrollers platform firmware and other execution environments.

You will help with the following responsibilities:

  • Oversees definition, design, verification, and documentation for SoC (System on a Chip) development.

  • Determines architecture design, Firmware design, and simulation.

  • Reading Specifications and interpreting technical specs, Firmware development.

  • C++ and Advanced SW development skills - Clean Code principles, Software Development.

  • Experience with firmware patching for debug purposes is a plus.

  • Low level firmware development including design and implementation of code that interacts directly with hardware.

What we offer: 

  • We give you opportunities to transform technology and create a better future, by delivering products that touch the lives of every person on earth. 

  • As a global leader in innovation and new technology, we foster a collaborative, supportive, and exciting environment where the brightest minds in the world come together to achieve exceptional results. 

  • We offer a competitive salary and financial benefits such as bonuses, life and disability insurance, opportunities to buy Intel stock at a discounted rate, and Intel stock awards (eligibility at the discretion of Intel Corporation). 

  • We provide benefits that promote a healthy, enjoyable life: excellent medical plans, wellness programs, and amenities, time off, recreational activities, discounts on various products and services, and much more creative perks that make Intel a Great Place to Work! 

We're constantly working on making a more connected and intelligent future, and we need your help. Change tomorrow. Start today.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

Minimum skills and experience that we are looking for:

  • You must possess a minimum of Bachelor's degree in Computer/Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field with 3+ years of industry experience.


  • Master's in the same field with 1+ years of experience.

Your experience should be in the following:

  • Embedded FW (Firmware) development experience in a high-level language (C/C++).

  • Software development skills (devolvement, validating, testing, debugging, etc.).

  • Object-Oriented Programming Techniques and scripting tools - using C/C++, Python or Perl.

Preferred skills and experiences that will make you stand out:

  • CPU/GPU Architecture.

  • SoC or platform level power and thermal management.

  • Silicon debugging experience.

  • Post-silicon Firmware debug experience.

Inside this Business Group

Intel Architecture, Graphics, and Software (IAGS) brings Intel's technical strategy to life. We have embraced the new reality of competing at a product and solution levelnot just a transistor one. We take pride in reshaping the status quo and thinking exponentially to achieve what's never been done before. We've also built a culture of continuous learning and persistent leadership that provides opportunities to practice until perfection and filter ambitious ideas into execution.

Other Locations

US, California, Santa Clara

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

Work Model for this Role

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site.

Posted: 2022-05-01 Expires: 2022-06-01

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