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Intel Firmware Engineer in Santa Clara, California

Job Description

Join the 5G mobile revolution at Intel as part of the Next Generation and Standards group . We are looking for an experienced embedded software engineer in L1 PHY layer development for advanced 5G modem prototypes. Responsible for designing, coding, debugging advanced physical layer firmware of leading edge prototypes for 5G wireless modems. Work with standards technology development and system engineering to translate 5G communication designs and algorithms into functional 3GPP NR prototype designs using state of the art platforms.

Apply advanced problem solving of complex, modem subsystems involving PHY layer and PHY to MAC implementation. Assess risks and identify issues and solutions to timely and efficiently achieve program goals and project objectives. Drive resolution of technical issues with cross-functional teams. Escalate issues in an appropriate and timely manner.

Behavioral traits for this position include:

  • Ability to contribute and work in highly qualified and highly motivated teams working across multiple sites in the world.

  • Ability to work in a structured, solution-oriented and open-minded working mode.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to understand complex technical systems and solve complex technical problems.


  • BS, MS or PhD in CS, CE, EE or related discipline, with demonstrated technical leadership

  • 4+ years industry experience in wireless communications firmware development

  • 4+ years of experience with wireless protocol PHY layer and RRM algorithms, features and procedures

  • 4+ years of experience with software development & methodologies

  • 4+ years of experience with embedded C, C++ programming

  • 4+ years of experience with embedded environments (VxWorks, ThreadX, embedded Linux) and processors (Intel Architecture, ARM or NIOS)

Preferred Requirements:

  • Ability to create detailed design specifications

  • Experience with 3GPP LTE/LTE-A/NR PHY layer algorithms, features and procedures

  • Experience with eNB/gNB MAC -- multiplexing of SDUs, scheduling info reporting, HARQ

  • Experience with eNB/gNB RRM -- link adaptation, power control, channel allocation, admission control, scheduling

  • Software debugging skills for embedded devices using trace and debug tools (Lauterbach)

  • Experience with software development and configuration management tools (Eclipse, Git, Gerrit, Jira)

Inside this Business Group

The Next Generation and Standards Group's mission is to lead standards, ecosystem, and prototyping development efforts across Intel for advanced wireless communications IP, starting with 5G and beyond. This group brings together a panorama of competencies including standards creation, ecosystem development, use case and business development in creating advanced prototypes and technologies that propel Intel's leadership. In addition, the group is rapidly expanding towards integration of communications and compute with new technologies and use cases including advanced end to end communication networks, autonomous driving, drones, artificial intelligence, while continuing its leadership in 5G. NGS holds all the advanced communications and compute technology assets to deliver an exciting, converged future at the center of the intelligent data explosion.

Other Locations

US, Oregon, Hillsboro

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