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Engineer, Staff I- IC Design
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Broadcom | San Jose, CA
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Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®.
Job Req ID: 554363 
Job Posting Title: Engineer, Staff I- IC Design
City: San Jose
State: California
Country: USA
Alternate Location: US - Anywhere; US - California, Northern - Bay Area
Percent of Travel Required: 0% - 25%
Job Function: Engineering
Discipline: ENG-Hardware-IC Design


The industry’s most respected fabless communications semiconductor, software and systems innovator, Broadcom, is looking for the world’s best and brightest engineers.

As one of Fortune magazine’s “Most Admired Companies”, Broadcom promotes an open work environment, embracing change, taking risks and doing the impossible every day. Outstanding initiative and aggressive execution is at the core of whom and what we are and we take pride in outdoing, outsmarting and outselling the competition. With the fifth most valuable patent portfolio in the world and through the hard work and dedication of our people, Broadcom achieves a leadership position in every market we enter. With our culture of innovation rewarding brainpower and risk taking with industry-leading company ownership/benefits and competitive salary, this unique environment creates enormous opportunity for you.


This is your opportunity to join a world-class software/hardware team and become the best you can be, as you are challenged with responsibilities including:


*Design, develop, test and support of Switch port and serdes drivers as well as APIs to control and configure Ethernet switches in simulation, in emulation, and in real silicon
* Work with Software, Hardware, Architecture and Design teams to define requirements and architecture for future generations of switch systems
* Support customers and to help identify and architect components to speed their time to market
* Total engineering minimum experience required is typically a BSCS/EE degree and 3 years of experience, or a MSCS/EE degree, or equivalent
* Minimum 1 year of Software Development experience (Drivers & API)

* Very strong programming skills in C
* Experience with RTOS, e.g. VxWorks, embedded Linux, etc.
* Experience with device drivers and/or diagnostics and understanding of hardware devices
* System primitives such as timers, DMA, interrupts, cache configuration and device registration
* Familiarity Ethernet MAC and PHY, physical layer devices/transceivers
* Excellent work ethic, dependable, and responsible
* Must be a flexible self-starter who can ramp up with new technologies quickly
* Imaginative, motivated, and able to work effectively under pressure

* Strong logical and creative problem-solving skills, good oral and written communication skills, and excellent analytical skills


Broadcom is an equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans)

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation (Broadcom) is a provider of semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom provides a portfolio of system-on-a-chip (SoC) and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices. Its product portfolio includes solutions for digital cable, satellite and Internet potocol (IP) set-top boxes and media servers; high definition television (HDTV); digital versatile discs (DVD) players and personal video recording (PVR) devices; cable and digital subscriber lines (DSL) modems and residential gateways; transmission and switching for local, metropolitan, wide area and storage networking; server solutions; broadband network and security processors; cellular communications; global positioning system (GPS) applications; mobile multimedia and applications processors; mobile power management, and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) gateway and telephony systems. (Source: 10-K)