Intel Senior Firmware Engineer in Hillsboro, Oregon

Job Description

Come and join us! Intel is seeking highly qualified candidates to join our Data Center Group (DCG) as a Senior Firmware Engineer!

As a platform manageability firmware engineer you will be part of the team responsible for designing and implementing firmware that forms the basis of datacenters powered by Intel Xeon and Xeon Phi servers. Responsibilities include working designing, implementing and testing innovative features such as platform monitoring, out of band access, platform alerts, redirecting KVM, embedded webserver and security for server management controller. You will be working with a team of high caliber firmware engineers, and will interact with and influence server board designers, thermal experts, power management experts, storage experts and server architects. In this role you will gain invaluable experience helping you understand the inner workings of servers, and how clusters of servers are managed.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills in addition to the qualifications listed below.

  • Familiar with servers and Intel architecture for servers.

  • Demonstrated ability of analyzing complex technical problems, diagnosing root cause, and finding solutions.

  • Demonstrated expertise in design and implementation of multitasking, event driven real time firmware using C/C++ and understanding of RTOS concepts including task switching, deadlocks, and resource management issues.

  • Demonstrated ability of working well in a diverse and cross geo team environment

  • Knowledge of IA architecture and EFI BIOS.

  • Knowledge of thermal performance and fan speed control.

In this position you will gain invaluable experience which will allow growth and expanded opportunities within this business group as well as future possible opportunities with other business groups within Intel.

The Data Center Group (DCG) drives new products technologies from high-end co-processors for supercomputers to low-energy systems for enterprise and the cloud, as well as solutions for big data and intelligent devices. The group is a worldwide organization that develops the products and technologies that power nine of every 10 servers sold worldwide.


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 Required Qualifications:

Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering, or related plus 4 years of industry work experience, Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering, or related plus 3 years of industry work experience, or PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering, or related plus industry work experience.

  • 4 plus years of experience in C/C++ programming skills.

  • 4 plus years of experience with development in RTOS / embedded Linux kernel e.g., boot loader, u-boot, various drivers and multi-thread application development.

  • 3+ years of experience in embedded Firmware development.

  • 2 plus years of experience in networking - TCP/IP, NIC. PHY, RMCP.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree preferred.

  • 4 plus years of experience with one or more of the following: IPMI, IPMB, I2C, KCS, Redfish, RGMII, KVM, SOL, WS-MAN.

  • 4 plus years of experience and knowledge of TCP/IP protocol and solving complicated network issue.

  • 4 plus years of experience with ARM or equivalent processors.

Inside this Business Group

The Data Center Group (DCG) is at the heart of Intel’s transformation from a PC company to a company that runs the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices. The data center is the underpinning for every data-driven service, from artificial intelligence to 5G to high-performance computing, and DCG delivers the products and technologies—spanning software, processors, storage, I/O, and networking solutions—that fuel cloud, communications, enterprise, and government data centers around the world.

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