Job Title: Firmware Software Engineer III
Duration: 8+ months W2 contract with possible extension/ conversion
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Embedded firmware architecture and design to orchestrate hardware accelerators
End-to-system firmware development to include power-management, boot loaders, scheduling, RTOS and/or bare-metal implementations
Develop OS custom kernel drivers and APIs for hardware accelerators and peripherals
Support all phases of SoC development – including early architecture requirements definition for custom silicon, firmware architecture, implementation, simulation, FPGA debug, chip bringup and support systems and software teams on algorithm development on validated systems
What are the top 3 "must have non-negotiable" skill sets that need to be present on a resume?
Low-level coding in C
Embedded / silicon / EE knowledge
Hardware debug and lab bringup of devices like chips or FPGA
Are there any specific certifications, educational background or portfolios that you’re looking for?
Experience with pre-silicon projects, i.e., work where the silicon chip was not available and they had to work with digital designers and DV engineers. But not important/critical.
Are you open to candidates who can only work remote?
No. We need MPK onsite
Experience in software design and programming in C/C++ for development, debugging, testing and performance analysis
Experience in understanding hardware, clock-level issues, bridges, delays, interrupts, clock gating, polling etc.
2+ years of experience in embedded firmware design for low-power mobile SoC
Experience with lab instrumentation like oscilloscope, logic/protocol analyzers for debugging embedded systems at HW level
Familiarity with embedded microcontrollers' architecture
Hands-on coding experience with peripherals such as UART, SPI, CSI-2, i2c, GPIO, USB
Experience in real-time processing for computer vision and user interaction tasks, high-compute/throughput systems and using simulation and modeling technique to estimate performance and power
Hands-on experience with FPGA and hardware evaluation boards, EDA design tools, and/or ISA simulators
Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science, electrical, or equivalent required; graduate degree preferred
Skills and Experience:
FIELD PROGRAMMABLE GATE ARRAY
Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's Degree