Staff Firmware Engineer

North Bay, CA

Posted: 04/15/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: IT Job Number: JOS000008494

Job Description: 

Design and develop firmware for intelligent storage controllers. The primary focus is IO and RAID firmware implemented in ‘C’ for ARM microprocessors. Product features are implemented to customer requirements and based on standards developed in INCITS T10 committee. These include a variety of related specification and standards defining the SCSI, SAS, SATA, and NVMe protocols. 

The position requires solid embedded design, coding, and troubleshooting skills. It will also require interaction with system processors, PCI bus, other PCI components, peripherals, and resident operating system. Development and debug will involve the use of software debuggers, processor debug probes, and protocol or logic analyzers. 

Documentation is required to maintain a history of events and provide internal/external partners with insight into product design. 

The position requires good written communication skills and the ability to verbally communicate additional details. 

Required Qualifications/Skills: 

  • B.S degree in EE or CE or CS 
  • 8 or more years of experience in embedded systems programming using C and/or C++ languages 
  • Demonstrated experience in IO or RAID firmware development. 
  • Excellent C or C++ programming skills in ARM architectures 
  • Expert knowledge of microprocessors, system architecture and IO systems 
  • Expert knowledge of SAS/SATA/SCSI/NVMe protocols with hands-on experience 
  • Experience with protocol analyzer, processor debug probes, and ARM debug tools 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

Desired Qualifications/Skills: 

  • M.S degree in EE or CE or CS 
  • OS device driver knowledge/experience 


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