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Firmware Engineer

Firmware Engineer
by Admin on 04-15-2024 at 2:55 pm

Blue Cheetah Analog Design

Blue Cheetah Analog Design Inc. is a growing technology start-up headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Our mission is to generate state-of-the-art “in package” die-to-die semiconductor IP solutions for the rapidly growing chiplet ecosystem. We accomplish this by providing high performance chiplet interface semiconductor IP to our global customers, allowing them to reshape their product roadmaps to a more agile and cost effective chiplet based approach. Join our team to help usher in the chiplet era of semiconductor-based products.

We provide a professional benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K plan with company match as well as generous holiday & vacation leave. Join a team where your impact to the collective success will be clear and the big company politics do not exist.

Job Description:

  • Develop the firmware for next generation Die-to-Die solutions spanning multiple protocols like UCIe and BoW
  • Working closely with PHY digital and mixed signal architects to figure out the details of FW functions and sequences
  • Support and enhance existing firmware applications and features
  • Contribute during firmware architecture development and implementation of the defined firmware features
  • Advocate improvements in system level architecture while working with cross-functional team members
  • Work closely with verification team to debug and fix the FW issues found during verification simulations
  • Involvement during post-silicon testing and validation to identify any FW and HW related functionality and performance issues and implement any necessary FW improvements to address these issues.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation infrastructure related to firmware design, development, bug fixes and compliance testing.

Job Experience Requirements include:

  • Experience designing and promoting solutions to complex digital design and software development challenges.
  • Ability to resolve issues in creative ways and exercise self-directed judgment in selecting methods and techniques to obtain solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience executing projects from start to completion.
  • Demonstrated experience contributing complex portions to larger team design/development.
  • Experience working with diverse internal team members and customers on complex technical issues.

General Requirements:

  • BS, MS, Ph.D. in Electrical/ECE engineering (MSEE+ preferred)
  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Understanding of both digital logic and firmware/software development plus previous in-depth specialization in either
  • Experience designing and promoting solutions to complex digital design and software development challenges.

Specific Skill Requirements:

  • Experience with coding in C, Assembly Language and System Verilog.
  • Advocate for structured firmware development, verification and documentation processes
  • Working understanding of cross-development tool flows
  • Working experience of digital logic design, simulation, and debug using Verilog
  • Understanding of Die-to-Die and/or DDR Memory standards is a plus
  • Scripting experience with Perl, Python, Bash, or Csh is a plus
  • Home location close to Sunnyvale, California is a plus as our hardware test lab is located there.

Equal Opportunity:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.


In addition to Blue Cheetah’s generous benefit package, the target base pay range for this role is between $145,000 and $225,000. Your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location

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