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Senior Engineer, Firmware Engineering

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Location: Irvine, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000039382


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This is a position in a firmware development team to develop host bus interface code, based on the PCIe interface. The work will focus on attaching an SSD based adapter over the PCIe host bus, using industry standard protocols such as NVMe, NVMe MI or other proprietary storage protocols. Using a structured code development process, the candidate is expected to own an assigned area of firmware code with responsibility for the design, implementation, bench-level verification, support, debug and documentation. Design and development will be in C and C++.



  • Designing, implementing and integrating critical firmware components for SSD products
  • Analyzing, troubleshooting and fixing issues discovered by internal test teams or by customer use of the products.
  • Representing the team in one or more multi-disciplined engineering core team(s).




  • BSEE/BSCE or BSCS with 2+ years of experience in host bus adapter or storage development.
  • Experience with embedded code development and debug a must.
  • Knowledge of the PCIe host bus interface and protocols such as NVMe is highly desired.
  • Exposure to concepts such as encryption and TCG a plus.
  • Software development background proficient in C/C++ with an emphasis on, or experience in, real time environments.
  • Strong knowledge of structured code development methods and debug techniques
  • Knowledge of and experience using typical lab equipment such as bus analyzers, and in line firmware debug tools is required.
  • Ability to solve problems as part of multi-site organization and cross functional team
  • Ability to provide accurate and timely scheduling and resource information to team leads and managers, and meet scheduled commitments


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