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Senior Optical Transceiver Firmware Design Engineer


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Senior Optical Transceiver Firmware Design Engineer Careers at Intel in Santa Clara, CA
Job ID: JR0045415
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Santa Clara, CA US
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Job Type: Experienced Hire

Senior Optical Transceiver Firmware Design Engineer

Job Description

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to work in a challenging, fast paced environment developing next generation cutting-edge technology on optical modules. As a Firmware Engineer in SPPD Silicon Photonics Product Division Group you will be responsible for developing the module firmware. This will be very hands-on position. You will collaborate with multiple teams within the division that includes IC team, design engineers, validation team and manufacturing team to develop the product feature sets and to deliver firmware that meets or exceeds product requirements. This is a lead role and the individual will participate in architecture for all products that involve firmware.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 technologies. In this role your responsibilities will include but not be limited to: Firmware architecture for optical modules including state machine implementation, interrupt management, DDM and host management.SPI, I2C, and MDIO protocol knowledge is a must. Knowledge with any SerDes technology is a plus. Firmware and software development, review and maintenance. Strong with make environment and build scripts. Ability to perform unit, white-box, black-box and system level test and verification.Support validation, integration and manufacturing efforts through debug and technical support. Work with Marketing/FAEs to support customers' requirements and resolve issues.

Intel® Silicon Photonics Product Division (SPPD) is at the forefront of silicon photonics integration. Since announcing the world’s first hybrid silicon laser nearly a decade ago, our team continues to lead the industry with cutting-edge technology and efficient, scalable high-volume manufacturing. Our dedication to advanced development ensures that Intel Silicon Photonics continues to drive future data center bandwidth growth with smaller form factors and higher speeds, from 100G today to 400G and beyond tomorrow. We are looking for great talent to accelerate this journey, so if you are interested in joining our leading organization, then we want to hear from you!


Masters of Science or equivalent experience in Electrical Engineering with 4+ years of relevant experience

Experience in interface standards I2C

Familiar with use of i2c host adaptors and i2c protocol analyzers.

Possess strong firmware architectural skills in designing, developing and debugging embedded firmware C programming language for transceiver required

Experience in low-level programming assembly language

Software skills Python, C

Familiar with GIT/Gerrit depositary system

Ability to read schematics, specify IC requirements and features and influence hardware design

Familiarity with MSA/Industry specs such as SFF8636 is preferred

Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the specific ability to speak to various technical and management levels.

Proactive, collaborative and creative approach to innovation, technical development and consensus facilitation to produce optimal project results

Excellent time and task management, and inter-personal skills.

Willingness to travel when required

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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