Firmware Engineer

Ampere Computing Durham , NC 27701

Posted 2 months ago

The Role

We're seeking Firmware Engineers to architect and develop software solutions for cloud datacenters. The role will require working across all aspects of Firmware for datacenter Systems on a Chip. You will ensure Ampere products deliver the highest quality in all facets of firmware design, working both with internal cross-functional teams, external partners and customers, and the open-source community.

What you'll do

  • Use Hardware & Software architectural specs to write software to handle HW errors across multiple IP blocks on Ampere's next-gen SOCs.

  • Develop software at all levels of the stack, from Ampere's proprietary low-level firmware, to mid-level firmware implementations of EDK2 and AptioV, and then finally up to kernel drivers and test applications.

  • Implement industry-standard RAS (Reliability, Availability and Serviceability) concepts such as Firmware First error reporting, OS First error reporting and error injection.

  • Work with Ampere Hardware and Software Architects to improve our RAS capabilities.

  • Interact with the open-source community to promote and enable the software ecosystem on Ampere platforms through ARM architectural forums and upstream contributions.

What you'll bring

  • Minimum 6-years SW experience, with at least 3 years of firmware development

  • Strong and demonstrable skill in C/C++

  • Experience with Assembly and direct hardware access.

  • Strong analytical, debugging, and testing skills. Demonstrated ability using those skills to resolve issues spanning multiple subsystems

  • Proven ability to drive features from requirements to product

  • Intimate knowledge of software development process methodology to produce sustainable and maintainable code

  • Strong communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in RAS functionality

  • Experience with ARMv8 architecture and firmware

  • Comfortable with Secure/Non-Secure concepts

  • Knowledge of server hardware interfaces such as DDR4/5, PCIe, SPI, or I2C

  • Knowledge of industry standard initiatives such as ACPI, SMM, or UEFI

  • Experience with GIT, BugZilla, and JIRA

Education:

  • BSEE, BSCS, or BSCE degree or higher

Perks in Santa Clara

  • Office has panoramic views of Silicon Valley

  • Garage parking

  • Gym and caf on campus

  • Healthy snacks, espresso and drinks

  • Standing /Ergo friendly desk set-up

  • Ping-pong/game room

  • Unlimited Flextime and 10+ paid holidays

Perks in Portland

  • Walking distance of breweries, landscaped parks, art galleries, restaurants and shops

  • Garage parking

  • On-site bike parking and repair station

  • Gym

  • On-site caf, bar, and market

  • Roof top terrace with Willamette River views

  • Healthy snacks, espresso and drinks

  • Standing /Ergo friendly desk set-up

  • Game room

  • Unlimited Flextime and 10+ paid holidays

Perks in Raleigh

  • Modern and open office setting

  • Four miles of jogging and pedestrian trails

  • Walking distance to various restaurants and shopping

  • Healthy snacks, espresso, and drinks

  • Adjustable sit-stand desks

  • Unlimited Flextime and 10+ paid holidays

Our Company

Ampere is designing the future of hyperscale cloud and edge computing with the world's first cloud native processor. Built for the cloud with a modern 64-bit Arm server-based architecture, Ampere gives customers the freedom to accelerate the delivery of all cloud computing applications. With industry-leading cloud performance, power efficiency and scalability, Ampere processors are tailored for the continued growth of cloud and edge computing.

Our Story

Like the scientist behind its name, Ampere employees are innovators. We understand the needs of cloud computing and different software requirements. We are inventing what comes next and looking at everything from the structure of memory and how efficient the system is, to considerations on speed, cost of electricity and ability to cool. Power, size, weight and cost are driving the technology requirements and the innovation to come.

Our world class team of engineers, with depth and expertise in the cloud and semiconductor industries, is not only focused on the development of new semiconductor designs but also building out the first software ecosystem for Arm-based server processors. Through the Ampere approach to the cloud and edge, we give our customers the freedom to challenge the status quo and accelerate next-generation data centers for the most memory-intensive applications. Given the challenge we have outlined, we are building a culture of entrepreneurs that ensure customers come first, proactively approaching industry challenges in the areas of security, power and performance, delivering results that matter most.

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