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Job ID: JR0051536
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Gdansk, PL
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Windows Drivers Developer C/C++

Job Description

The Data Center Group (DCG) drives new products technologies from high-end co-processors for supercomputers to low-energy systems for enterprise and the cloud, as well as solutions for big data and intelligent devices. The group is a worldwide organization that develops the products and technologies that power nine of every 10 servers sold worldwide.

Intel's Network Division (ND) is a division of DCG. ND provides Ethernet Connectivity and Storage Infrastructure Solutions for Enterprise, Client and Embedded Customers including Silicon Components, Network Interface Cards, Storages, Drivers and Collaterals. ND's current product portfolio includes 10Gb, 25Gb and 40Gb Ethernet host adapter and switch silicon, IA based communications infrastructure platforms as well as Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) software solutions. We are also developing state-of-the-art technologies like 100 Gigabit Ethernet or networking hardware and software for Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI), High Performance Computing (HPC) and Big Data. ND Software (ND SW) team in Gdansk is a critical part of a bigger ND SW organization located also in United States, Ireland, Israel, China and Canada. Our main expertise areas are network drivers and applications working with a variety of operating systems (Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, ESXi, Solaris, UEFI and DOS), virtualized (ESX, Hyper-V, KVM) and pre-boot environments (BIOS, UEFI). We are also contributing in other areas like hardware diagnostic tools or encryption software and firmware. Our team takes active part in a full software engineering lifecycle including design, development, validation, integration and customer support, with a particular focus on software optimization for networking (C, C++) and test automation(Python, Perl, TCL).

The Networking Division (ND) is looking for a Software Engineer who conducts or participates in multidisciplinary research and collaborates with design. We give you opportunities to design and develop new features in network device drivers on Windows. You should be familiar with Microsoft Windows programming environment including debugging, both on user and on kernel space. You will respond to customer/client requests or events as they occur. This position may also develop solutions to problems utilizing formal education, judgment and formal software process. In this position, you will be responsible for development and maintenance of networking technologies. You will perform network product design, development, testing, analysis, and documentation of Windows device drivers. Assignments include development of new features and programs, as well as, enhancements, modifications, and corrections to existing software. You will cooperate with and analyze device drivers and network protocol stacks in Windows. Duties include designing architecture of new networking features, writing source code, completing programming and developing and executing testing and debugging routines, and documenting work and results. You will be responsible for finding and fixing bugs reported by various OEMs and other external customers that use our technologies.

What we offer:

Besides regular engineering duties you can:

- Take advantage of various career development activities like becoming a trainer for a chosen technical or non-technical course.

- Participate in various innovation-focused activities (Innovation Lab, ShipIt! event, writing patent submissions).

- Have a chance to participate in Intel Great Place to Work program which groups people who love running, cycling, squash, tennis, cross fit, photography, and many, many more.

- Chill out with unlimited amount of coffee, tea, and soft drinks.

- Charge internal batteries during energetic team events (wind-surfing, scuba diving, kayaking, etc.).

Basic salary is accompanied with bonuses, private medical plan, life insurance, lunch coupons, and more.

Please be informed that Intel is proactively trying to find candidates for this position which is frequently available at Intel Technology Poland. Please note that the position may not be available at this time. If you would be interested in this position should it become available, we would encourage you to apply, and our hiring team will be glad to contact you when/if relevant.


Must have:

- Knowledge of PC-based System Architecture, BIOS, Operating Systems & Applications.

- Ability to create debugging environment and device drivers, setup network hardware for reproduction of customer issues.

- Troubleshooting, problem solving, multi-tasking, organization, and customer management skills are critical to success in this role.

- Excellent team work skills including ability to work with multiple and remote groups worldwide.

- Proven experience in working on SW projects in teams.

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with customers of all skill levels.

- Proven experience in validation or development of Windows or Linux Network Drivers.

- Background in networking architecture and networking products - preferably with Intel Ethernet products (LOMs and adapters).

- Minimum 2-3 years of device driver or application development (C, C++) and debug experience with multiple operating system (Windows or Linux) including user and kernel space.

- Bachelors or Master's degree in Software Development Engineering / Computer Engineering / Computer Science, a degree in similar technical area or relevant experience.

Nice to have:

- Proven experience in development of Linux device drivers. Software/Hardware interfaces and interaction and Socket Programming understanding.

- Knowledge of Networking protocols and functionality including Ethernet/UDP/TCP/IP.

- Familiarity with Ethernet MAC and PHY Hardware components.

Soft skills:

- Team Work: ability to work in a group.

- Creative approach to problem resolution.

- Open mind.

- Systematic and well organized.

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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