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Firmware Engineer



Software Engineering
Irvine, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

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Job Description:

Join Broadcom's Physical Layer Products (PLP) group, a world-class team responsible for designing and supporting some of the coolest products in millions of homes and businesses around the world. The engineer in this position will join a team of highly competent firmware developers involved in the design, implementation and verification of firmware and software for embedded systems. The successful candidate will architect, design, implement and support low level firmware modules, middle ware, sample applications as well as diagnostics embedded software. To succeed in this role, you must be a knowledgeable embedded engineer with excellent teamwork and problem solving skills.

You will have the opportunity to work with a talented team of embedded software engineers and be a part of the firmware development cycle of leading-edge optical phy and 5G base station chip sets. In this position you would be responsible for ongoing development of features for our range of embedded products. Responsibilities include; design / implementation / testing and maintenance for existing and new products. If you have a passion for advancing technology and an insatiable desire to win, we encourage you to apply for these exciting opportunities.


  • Software design, development of new products and maintenance of the legacy products.
  • Work often involves with the cross functional system, analog and digital hardware designer teams.
  • Troubleshoots code for firmware (IC embedded code) applications.
  • Provide leadership and expertise in the development of standards, architectural governance, design patterns, and code hygiene practices
  • Act as an ambassador for Broadcom, recruiting and motivating top talent

Job Requirements:

Typically requires a BSCS/BSEE or equivalent and 12+ years of related experience, a MSCS/MSEE or equivalent and 10+ years of related experience or a PhD and 7+ years of related experience.

Required Skills:

  • Strong software development and documentation skills
  • Proven ability in developing using C and ARM Assembly on embedded targets
  • Good understanding of programming for real time systems
  • Understanding of multi threading and concurrent programming
  • Experience with multi-processor programming and inter-processor communication
  • Driver experience (MDIO, I2C, SPI, etc.)
  • Strong debugging skills

Complementary Skills:

  • Experience with ARM processor
  • Software development on Windows using Visual C/C++ environment.
  • Software development on Linux systems in a Linux environment.
  • Understanding of restrictions of proprietary software interfacing to GPL, LGPL, and ASL licensed components.

Additional Job Description:

Compensation and Benefits

The annual base salary range for this position is $127,000 - $203,000

This position is also eligible for a discretionary annual bonus in accordance with relevant plan documents, and equity in accordance with equity plan documents and equity award agreements.

Broadcom offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package: Medical, dental and vision plans, 401(K) participation including company matching, Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), company paid holidays, paid sick leave and vacation time. The company follows all applicable laws for Paid Family Leave and other leaves of absence.

Broadcom is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We will consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability status, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We will also consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records consistent with local law.

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