Staff Firmware Engineer, UEFI

Ampere Computing
 Durham, NC

The Role:

We're seeking for a senior level engineer to architect and develop software solutions for cloud and telco datacenters. The role will require working across all aspects of firmware for datacenter Systems on a Chip, initially focused on UEFI development, but will also include other areas of server FW development. You will ensure Ampere products deliver the highest quality in all facets of firmware design, working both with internal cross-functional teams, external partners, customers, and the open-source community.

As part of the core system firmware team, you will design and development UEFI firmware, PCIe driver, and Linux kernel driver counter part for our Altra family of SoC processors. This involves driver development in Ampere UEFI based on AMI AptioV or EDKII Tianocore in areas of internal hardware, I2C device with on-board sensors, PCIe driver and various interaction with other on-board components.

It is an great opportunity to get familiar with internal UEFI platform implementation details of server platform system.

What you’ll do:

  • Design and develop UEFI firmware for Altra SoC processors
  • Design and develop ARMv8.x core initialization code
  • Develop and implement Linux driver (such as PCIe) on Altra SoC processors
  • Develop and debug firmware on hardware and emulation environments
  • Configure and debug Linux kernel drivers on hardware and emulation environments
  • Work with other members and hardware engineers to develop firmware
  • Support customer issue/feature with UEFI firmware and its corresponding Linux counter part

What you’ll bring:

  • BS +6 years or MS +4 years software development with C/C++ languages
  • 2+ years firmware development with micro controller and ARM SoC
  • Experience with 32-bit/64-bit ARMv8 processors
  • Experience with micro controller development and Linux kernel
  • Experience with bring up and hardware boot sequence
  • Experience with I2C, SPI, GPIO, UART, PCIe, and NIC cards
  • Familiar system boot process
  • Self managed individual with excellent problem solving skills
  • Good English communications skills, both verbal and writing


Bachelor’s degree or foreign degree equivalent in Electrical Engineering,

Computer Science, Information Technology or a related technical field

Perks in Santa Clara

  • Office has panoramic views of Silicon Valley
  • Garage parking, including charging stations and bike parking
  • Gym and café on campus
  • Healthy snacks, espresso, and drinks
  • Game room, including ping-pong
  • Standing desks
  • 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

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • 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

About Us

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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