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Job ID: JR0034695
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Boulder, CO US
Other Locations: US, Colorado, Boulder;
Job Type:

SSD FW Test Developer

Job Description

Intel currently seeking Firmware Validation engineers and Software Design professionals to join a growing team working on validating next generation Solid State Disk (SSD) solutions within our Non-volatile Memory Solutions Group.

In this position you will join a fast paced team developing new, cutting-edge firmware for Intel® Solid State Drives (SSD).  You will utilize and grow your experience in validating architecture, external interfaces, and product constraints, along with ability to validate architectures/features that meet these constraints while providing new value for the platform.  You will develop validation software, review and maintain Python/Perl/C/C++. You will gain experience in storage interface standards such as SATA, SAS, PCIe, and NVMe. The team utilizes the Agile development methodologies, therefore, you would be expected to work closely and communicate well with your team / organization.

Candidates should have strong expertise in one of the above listed disciplines, as well as the following traits:

  • Strong problem-solving/debugging skills.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • Motivated, self-directed and able to work effectively both independently and in a team.
  • Working closely with internal teams such as ASIC and firmware development to drive resolution of firmware and system bugs, and opportunities to drive improved validation methodologies within the team.


Experience in embedded architecture, external interfaces, product constraints, along with ability to develop architectures/features that meet these constraints while providing new value for the platform. Source code development, review and maintenance C/C++. Unit and system level test and verification of system architecture, device architecture, and hardware design. Experience in storage interface standards such as SATA, SAS, PCIe, and Fiber Channel. Algorithm modeling, benchmarking, and implementation.

Candidates must possess the below minimum qualifications to be 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.


  • 5+ years of experience scripting languages such as Python.
  • 3+ years of experience with C/C++ programming.
  • 3+ years of experience with of RTOS concepts.
  • 3+ years of experience with firmware development environments including compilers, debuggers, and emulators.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with ARM 32 bit processors.
  • Knowledge of NVMe interface technology.
  • Experience with hardware/software debugging using logic analyzers and protocol analyzers.
  • Experience with working with Hardware including PCB, ASIC, and FPGA.
  • Knowledge of Agile development methodologies.
  • Very good teamwork and communication skills.

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.

Posting Statement. Intel prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.
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