Platform Software / Firmware Architect - 700947
Intel - Hillsboro, OR

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Platform Software / Firmware Architect




Job Description:
Mobile and Communications Group (MCG) Platform Architecture is looking for a Platform Software/Firmware Architect for Atom-based Android products. As a lead in the Platform Architecture Group, you will work with key customers, independent technology suppliers, marketing, engineering management and hardware and software architects from multiple disciplines to negotiate, architect, and lead debug and optimization of a wide range of high complexity features and systems, analyze requirements, and define software strategies.

You will also work with silicon architects to influence the architecture of future silicon products and help software development teams with understanding, scoping, and planning implementation work. You will lead debug of especially difficult problems involving hardware and/or multiple software subsystems, and develop prototypes to evaluate or illustrate new technologies, designs, etc.

You will also be responsible for driving continuous improvements in MCG development processes and product quality and for technical mentoring of other engineers within the team.


Minimum qualifications:
Minimum of 15 years developing software drivers and/or embedded firmware plus 2 years of software and/or system architecture experience with complex embedded systems.

Demonstrated success in designing and leading implementation of complex software architectures to aggressive deadlines and involving multiple teams.

Strong knowledge of low-level firmware internals, drivers and RTOS concepts.

Experience with leading collaborative SW/silicon development is required.

Technical communication skills will be very important as you document and present complex technical information to inform and influence a variety of internal and external audiences including customers, architects, managers, and developers.

  • The successful candidate should be able to thrive in a fast-paced, startup like environment.
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USA-Oregon, Hillsboro

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Full Time

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Posting Date


Dec 3, 2012

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Employees in the Intel Architecture Group (IAG) deliver innovative platforms across computing and communication segments including data centers, mobile and desktop personal computers, handhelds, embedded devices and consumer electronics. Intel's industry leading technology is used to create integrated hardware and software solutions such as processors, chipsets, communication radios, graphics processors, motherboards, and networking components that deliver capabilities from security and manageability to computing performance and energy efficiency. IAG employees are at the forefront of enabling a new era of computing that is more integrated into all aspects of our daily lives.

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