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Firmware Engineer Careers at Intel in Vancouver, BC
Job ID: JR0041745
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Vancouver, BC CA
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Firmware Engineer

Job Description

Intel technology provides amazing user experiences across many devices. As a Firmware Engineer in NSG Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group you will develop/test the firmware that controls Intel's cutting edge SSD's Solid State Drives. You will collaborate with hardware design engineers to define the product feature set and work within a product development team to deliver firmware that meets or exceeds product requirements. This position gives you the opportunity to be part of one of Intel's fastest growing teams and enables you to work on industry changing memory technologies.

 The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Breakdown complex features into design and implementation plans.
  • Low level source code development, deployment and maintenance.
  • Lead the system integration of hardware, firmware and other system components.
  • Unit and system level test and verification and associated debug of system level failures.
  • Define, develop and integrate firmware validation tests.
  • Engage positively in design and code reviews as both a reviewer and a reviewee.

Behavioral Requirements:

  • Verbal and written communication skills for interfacing with peers and partners across other disciplines.
  • Analytical, programming and debugging skills.
  • Can-do attitude.
  • Initiative.
  • Team player.


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. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your school work/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences. This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly.

The candidate must be pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science.

Minimum Qualifications:

3+ months of experience with:

  • Programming in C/C++ and Python scripting.
  • RTOS concepts including task switching, deadlocks, and resource management.

Preferred Qualifications:

3+ months of experience with:

  • Programming skills on embedded RISC microprocessors in windows development environments.
  • Embedded firmware, real-time operating system RTOS, and HW/SW interactions.
  • Developing unit tests for code quality validation.
  • Firmware development environments including compilers, debuggers, emulators, and toolchains.
  • Agile development methodologies.
  • Hardware/software debugging using logic analyzers and protocol analyzers.
  • Storage protocols SATA, SAS, PCIe, NVMe.
  • Data manipulation and memory-management algorithms in flash memories.
  • Hardware/software interactions.
  • Fundamental engineering principles.

Inside this Business Group

Non-Volatile Solutions Memory Group:  The Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group is a worldwide organization that delivers NAND flash memory products for use in Solid State Drives (SSDs), portable memory storage devices, digital camera memory cards, and other devices.  The group is responsible for NVM technology design and development, complete Solid State Drive (SSD) system hardware and firmware development, as well as wafer and SSD manufacturing.


As an electronics industry innovator and a leader in corporate responsibility, we look for ways to apply our technology to address global challenges while serving as a role model for how companies should operate.

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