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Firmware Engineer, Authentication

Ampere Computing
Portland, OR
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Job Description

The Role

Ampere Computing is seeking dynamic candidates for a System Control Firmware Engineer role! You will have growth opportunities and wide-ranging ownership responsibilities to make highly visible contributions to your team and our company as a whole!

What You'll Do:

  • Design and develop System Control Processor Firmware for Ampere ARM® server SoCs.
  • Work with our RMA and signing team.
  • Develop specs and design documents as needed.
  • Integrate code into virtual platform environment and debug functionality.
  • Work with HW design teams and bring up Pre-Silicon software support on HW emulation system.
  • Post-silicon bring up of System Control Processor FW.
  • Debug, root cause, and resolve SW bugs across multiple subsystems (firmware/OS) and drive them to a resolution.
  • Support multiple platforms and projects for internal and external customers.
  • Work with ODMs to implement FW features in SoC Reference Platforms.
  • Interact with Field Application Engineers to address customer issues.

What You'll Bring:

  • Minimum of 8 years' experience with strong and demonstrable skill in C/C++.
  • Strong analytical, debugging, and testing methodology skills mandatory.
  • Experience with 32-bit/64-bit in ARM® architecture mandatory.
  • Strong security, crypto, and secure boot knowledge is mandatory.
  • Strong knowledge of certificate packaging, openSSL, mbedTLS, device attestation is mandatory.
  • ARM® multi-threaded programming experience preferred.
  • Experience with firmware, BIOS/UEFI, Linux, Windows software development.
  • Strong understanding of system power management a plus.
  • Knowledge of server hardware interfaces (SPI, I2C, DDR3/4/5, PCIe) expected.
  • Intimate knowledge of software development process methodology expected.
  • Experience with SCM, GIT, Jenkins, BugZilla, and JIRA are an added plus.
  • Experience using JTAG with TRACE32 or OpenOCD debuggers.
  • Experience with Python and Bash scripting preferred.
  • Experience with Kconfig, DeviceTree, and CMake preferred.
  • Experience with the product lifecycle. Ability to drive features from requirements to a product.
  • Experience in writing sustainable/maintainable quality code.
  • Ability to efficiently debug, root cause, and resolve issues spanning multiple subsystems. Proven ability to own problems and drive them to a resolution.
  • Self-managed individual with experience in Agile Software development process.
  • Experience with ARM® bring-up and boot sequence preferred.
  • Experience with customer interaction and issue diagnostics preferred.
  • Good communications skills, both verbal and written.


Bachelors degree or Master's degree (preferred) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or a related technical field & 8 years of related experience

Perks in Santa Clara

  • Office has panoramic views of Silicon Valley
  • Garage parking
  • Gym and café 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 café, 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

Benefits & Pay

Ampere offers a competitive total rewards package that includes base pay, bonus, stock, and comprehensive benefits. The full base pay range for this role is between $129,000 and $215,000, except in the San Francisco Bay Area where the range is between $143,000 and $238,000. We also offer an annual bonus program tied to internal company goals and annual meritocratic stock awards that enable our employees to participate in the success of the company. Our benefits include health, wellness, and financial programs that support employees through every stage of life, with full benefits eligibility at 20 hours per week. Beyond compensation and benefits, our passionate teams thrive in an inclusive culture that empowers our employees to do more and grow more - all in service of inventing industry leading cloud-native designs that contribute to a more sustainable future. We look forward to sharing more about our career opportunities through interviews.

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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Ampere Computing

Portland, OR
97209 USA



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