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Principal Firmware Engineer

San Jose, CA, US


Req. ID: 199162 


Micron Technology’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life and our dedication to people, innovation, tenacity, teamwork, and customer focus allows us to fulfill our mission to be a global leader in memory and storage solutions. This means conducting business with integrity, accountability, and professionalism while supporting our global community.


As a Firmware Engineer within the 3DXP Media System Engineering at Micron, you will be responsible for defining firmware modules, designing, building, bench testing, debugging firmware for new emerging Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) based products.

Job Responsibilities

  • Benchmark performance across different system architectures and operation systems
  • Efficiently work with various profiling tools to identify performance bottlenecks.
  • Work with multi-functional teams to debug complex problems requiring a systems-level understanding of the product
  • Perform debug and failure analysis employing bus analyzers, kernel debuggers, and other tools.
  • Support customer qualification and adoption of product

Required Qualifications


  • Strong working knowledge of software engineering principles and designing and developing firmware using C/C++ programming and assembly
  • Linux/Windows driver/storage stack experience is helpful.
  • Experience in virtualization stacks is desirable.
  • Proven understand of Linux / Windows performance analysis tools and methods.
  • Knowledge of different interfaces PCIe, NVMe, DDR, I2C.
  • Familiar with programming and scripting languages
  • Must have strong knowledge/background in storage interface protocols and be proficient in the use of Interface Bus analyzers to setup and capture traces, use standard analysis tools to trouble shoot issues

About Us

As the leader in innovative memory solutions, Micron is helping the world make sense of data by delivering technology that is transforming how the world uses information. Through our global brands — Micron, Crucial and Ballistix — we offer the industry’s broadest portfolio. We are the only company manufacturing today’s major memory and storage technologies: DRAM, NAND, NOR and 3D XPoint™ memory. Our solutions are purpose built to bring to bear the value of data to unlock financial insights, accelerate scientific breakthroughs and improve communication around the world.

Micron Benefits

Employee Rewards Program, Healthcare, Paid time off (Combined Sick and Vacation Time), Retirement savings plans, Paid maternity/paternity leave, Employee Assistance Program, Professional development training, Workplace wellness programs, Micron Health Clinic (Boise only), Fitness Center / Activity rooms (Boise only), Tuition Reimbursement, Micron Corporate Discounts, Casual Dress attire.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


For US Sites Only: To request assistance with the application process and/or for reasonable accommodations, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 or 208-368-4748 and/or by completing our General Contact Form

Keywords:  San Jose || California (US-CA) || United States (US) || NVE (Non-Volatile Engineering Group) || Experienced || Regular || Engineering || #LI-RS1 || Tier 5 || 

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