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Job Description

Job ID: JR0038790
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Santa Clara, CA US
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Job Type: College Grad

L1 PHY Firmware Engineer

Join the 5G mobile revolution at Intel as part of the Next Generation and Standards group in Intel's Client and Internet of Things Businesses and Systems Architecture Group.

We are looking for an embedded software engineer in L1 PHY layer development for advanced 5G modem prototypes.

Responsible for designing, coding, debugging advanced physical layer firmware of leading edge prototypes for 5G wireless modems.

Work with standards technology development and system engineering to translate 5G communication designs and algorithms into functional pre-standards 3GPP, pre-product LTE-A, 5G prototype designs using state of the art platforms, implementing advanced Tx/Rx transceiver chains in the baseband modem.

Apply advanced problem solving of complex, modem subsystems involving Physical layer and PHY to MAC implementation.

Assess risks and identify issues and solutions to timely and efficiently achieve program goals and project objectives.

Drive resolution of technical issues with cross-functional teams. Escalate issues in an appropriate and timely manner.

Behavioral traits for this position include:

  • Ability to contribute and work in highly qualified and highly motivated teams working across multiple sites in the world.
  • Ability to work in a structured, solution-oriented and open-minded working mode.
  • Ability to understand complex technical systems and solve complex technical problems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Software debugging skills for embedded devices using trace and debug tools Lauterbach
  • Experience with embedded environments:
    • VxWorks
    • ThreadX
    • Linux
    • Processors Intel Architecture, ARM or NIOS
  • Experience with software development and configuration management tools:
    •  Eclipse
    • Git
    • SVN
    • Gerrit
    • Jira


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your school work/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences. This is an Entry Level position

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a MS or PhD in:
    •  Computer Science
    •  Computer Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Or related discipline.
  • Experience with wireless protocol physical layer algorithms, features and procedures.
  • Experience with software development & methodologies
  • Experience with C, C++ programming.
  • Software debugging skills
Inside this Business Group

Communication & Devices Group: The wireless revolution at Intel! We are one team - passionate engineers and technologists from diverse industry backgrounds working together to realize a world of connected computing. We are bringing the best ideas from the brightest minds to deliver future mobile experiences into the market. We are on the journey towards making Intel a wireless leader with exciting products for the Internet of Things, 5G and an opportunity to change the world with your work.

Posting Statement. Intel prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

About Intel Corporation

Company Description

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live.

Mission & Values

Our values define who we are and how we act as employees and as a company. More than simply words, they are something we live by each day. They speak to everyone within our diverse workforce.

These are our ideals, the Intel Values:
  • Customer Orientation
  • Discipline
  • Quality
  • Risk Taking
  • Great Place to Work
  • Results Orientation

Working Here

Big thinking. At Intel, we thrive on it. That's why we put brilliant minds together and give them the tools to succeed. So whether you're in engineering, manufacturing, operations, or marketing, you'll play an important part in bringing our next-generation computing platforms to the world.

Put yourself in the right company, and let the ideas fly. If you’re looking to make an impact, Intel is the perfect place. For interns, recent college graduates, or experienced professionals, Intel has positions in business and technical disciplines all over the world. Explore the possibilities. You’ll be sure to find an opportunity that piques your interest.


Intel believes employees are the most important investment for success, and Intel's comprehensive compensation and benefits program reflects that. The program's purpose is to attract, retain and reward the people responsible for the company's long-term growth and profitability. It's designed to provide Intel employees and their families with the stability of long-term financial security and protection. Learn more about Intel's compensation and benefits programs.

Honors & Awards

Intel and our employees have been recognized for a number of corporate initiatives and charitable endeavors. In the past year, we have received over 80 recognitions for our corporate responsibility efforts at the local, national and global level. And while winning awards is certainly not the motivation behind these efforts, the recognition is always appreciated. The following is a listing of some of the recent awards Intel has received.
  • Newsweek's Green Rankings 2009
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes Member
  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World
  • Green Power Partner of the Year by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Ethisphere Institute's 2009 World's Most Ethical Companies
  • Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens List