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SoC Senior Power Management Firmware Development Engineer

Folsom, Kalifornien, USA| Santa Clara, Kalifornien, USA Anzeigen-ID JR0249966 Stellenkategorie Software Engineering Arbeitsmodus Hybrid Erfahrungsstufe Experienced Arbeitszeitmodell Vollzeit

Job Description

If you are passionate about computer graphics and working with leading graphics engineers on Intel's latest GPU/CPU architecture, then our Client GFX and AI Graphics Engineering (CGAI) Team has opportunities for you. Client GFX and AI Graphics Engineering (CGAI) is responsible for delivering industry-leading GPU (3D, media, compute, and display) hardware intellectual property (IP) blocks and system-on-chip (SoC) products for discrete graphics and throughput computing. We strive to lead the industry through continuous innovation and world-class engineering.  The Discrete Graphics SoC team is within CGAI and we charter/responsible for improving the energy efficiency of our Xe* GPUs. As a member of Power Management team, you will be prototyping low-power solutions for various design blocks. You will be collaborating with architects, RTL and Platform, and software teams to analyze and implement low-power solutions for next generation Intel GPU products. Our development activities include micro-architecture, firmware, hardware design and pre-silicon verification. This position is for SoC PM Firmware Development Engineer managing power/energy efficiently for Client/Server DGPU SoC products, with focus on Reset, Active power management, idle power management, thermal management.

Job responsibilities include:

Understanding hardware/firmware architecture specifications and developing firmware design- coding in C++/Assembly language following strict quality norms and coding guidelines- unit testing, static code analysis of firmware component- debugging of failures at both pre-silicon and post-silicon environments;- and improving the debug infrastructure for firmware debug

  • Oversees definition, design, verification, and documentation for SoC (System on a Chip) development.

  • C++ and Advanced SW development skills - Clean Code principles, Software Development

  • Perform the role of Silicon Power-On Lead when required.

  • Provide mentoring to other team members on Firmware development

  • Low level firmware development including design and implementation of code that interacts directly with hardware.

  • Collaborate with internal and external team members on architectural decisions, development flows and methodologies.

  • Provide Technical Leadership to team while contributing individually

  • Participate in design reviews of hardware and related software systems.

  • Closely work with Verification team and help define testplan and debug design.

  • Participate and drive timing convergence for high speed designs including micro-architecture optimizations

Should have worked in cross-functional teams and demonstrated experience in root cause analysis

Behavioral traits that we are looking for:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and clarity in technical communications.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, and the aptitude to learn quickly.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and team-oriented environment
  • Ability to present and solidify product, team strategy and direction
  • Analytical skills, problem solving, and leadership skills
  • Lead technical projects, working with multi-functional and cross-site groups.
  • Experience simplifying and explaining complex technical concepts to upper management and other engineers


Minimum qualifications are required to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

Minimum skills and experience: 

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in electrical/ electronic/ computer engineering, computer science or any STEM related field with over 8+ yrs. of experience or master’s degree in electrical/ electronic/ computer engineering, computer science or any STEM related field or PhD in electrical/ electronic/ computer engineering, computer science, or any STEM related field with 3+ years of experience

Minimum 8 years of experience in SoC/Embedded Systems with at least 5+ years of firmware/software validation experience dealing with hardware level intricacies.

5+ years of experience in one or more of the following:

  • Experience in developing firmware

  • C++ and Advanced SW development skills - Clean Code principles, Software Development

  • Knowledge of two or more power management features and functionality, including: power states/flows, power consumption, power delivery, reset sequence, OS power management, device power management and stability between power management subsystem/domains and other subsystems in the System setting

  • SW/HW Validation Experiences: unit / functional/ integration / exploratory

  • Debugging techniques local/remote, including profilers, debuggers, and system monitoring hardware desired.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficient in microcontroller environment (Tensilica/ARC/ARM Cortex M or similar).

Close interactions with multiple Performance/Compute critical IP to understand their Power management requirements, translating them to cutting edge algorithms for best in class Leakage/Dynamic power number

Prior Experience in SoC development / Embedded systems is mandatory. Exposure to CPU, Graphics, Media, Display, DDR, Imaging, Audio, IO systems is highly desired with strong expertise in any of these domains.

Inside this Business Group

The Client Computing Group (CCG) is responsible for driving business strategy and product development for Intel's PC products and platforms, spanning form factors such as notebooks, desktops, 2 in 1s, all in ones. Working with our partners across the industry, we intend to deliver purposeful computing experiences that unlock people's potential - allowing each person use our products to focus, create and connect in ways that matter most to them. As the largest business unit at Intel, CCG is investing more heavily in the PC, ramping its capabilities even more aggressively, and designing the PC experience even more deliberately, including delivering a predictable cadence of leadership products. As a result, we are able to fuel innovation across Intel, providing an important source of IP and scale, as well as help the company deliver on its purpose of enriching the lives of every person on earth.

Other Locations

US, Santa Clara

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, California: $162,041.00-$259,425.00
*Salary range dependent on a number of factors including location and experience

Working Model

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.
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