Firmware Development Engineer (-SK)

Folsom, CA 95630
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Job Description

This position is associated with the sale of Intel's NAND memory and storage business to SK hynix (You can read more about the transaction in the press release - The transaction will enhance the resources and potential of the business' storage solutions, including client and enterprise SSDs, in the rapidly growing NAND Flash space amid the era of big data.

This is an exciting time to be at Intel - come join our team as a Firmware Development Engineer, you will be part of a world-class team that will transition to lead the SSD business at SK hynix.

This position aligns to Phase 2 of the transaction, which includes NAND technology and component development along with fab operations. Employees aligned to Phase 2 will continue to be employed by Intel and will continue to develop NAND technology and components and manufacture NAND wafers at the fab. Phase 2 of the transaction is expected to close in March 2025, at which time employees aligned to this phase of the transaction will transition employment to SK hynix.

The Firmware Development Engineer will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Support and Prioritization on-site storage media component characterization and qualification labs.

  • Software Design and Development using Python, Embedded C for lab automation needs.

Ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Teamwork and leadership skills, willing to cooperate well with local and global stakeholders.

  • Collaborate across multiple engineering functions to prioritize feature development and timeline.


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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineer or related degree.

Minimum 6+ months of experience:

  • Knowledge in Test Driven Development and Agile methodology

  • Unit and system level test and validation experience in low-level programming, system architecture, operating systems, device architecture, hardware design.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1+ years of experience in software design and development using embedded C/C++/Java.

  • Minimum 1+ years of experience w/ strong scripting language development and design for ease of scaling and maintenance (Python, PERL, Ruby)

  • Minimum 1+ years of data analytics experience such as MS SQL, HIVE, HBase

  • Experience in embedded architecture, external interfaces, product constraints, along with proven experience to develop architectures/features that meet these constraints while providing new value for the platform.

  • Experience in storage interface standards such as SATA, SAS, PCIe

  • Working Knowledge in storage memory such as 3DNAND, Optane, MRAM

  • Masters Degree in Computer Engineer or related degree.

Inside this Business Group

Employees in Intel's NAND Product Group deliver solutions that are transforming computing across all segments from data centers to Ultrabooks. They invent, develop, bring to market and support customers with leading-edge NAND flash memory and system level solutions such as solid state drives (SSDs). SSDs are accelerating performance for gaming enthusiasts, reducing total cost of ownership for IT managers of data centers and improving security and reliability for businesses. This dynamic group is strategically positioned to become the leading Non-Volatile Memory solution supplier for the compute segment and is a key to expanding markets and continuing the growth for Intel.

Other Locations

Virtual US and Canada

Intel Corporation will require all new U.S. employees to be fully-vaccinated for Covid-19 as a condition of hire unless they have an approved accommodation in place under applicable law. Newly-hired employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado:

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