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Intel Undergrad Intern Firmware Engineer in Folsom, California

Job Description

Does the idea of writing high performance firmware and tests for next generation SSDs appeal to you? Build the foundation for an exciting embedded software career with one of the most advanced electrical engineering companies in the world.

An internship with Intel Optane Group is a challenging but rewarding experience allowing you to learn advanced techniques from industry experts that solve SSD performance and feature challenges in areas such as hardware/software interfaces and media algorithms. As a member of our Firmware Engineering team, you will work alongside experienced engineers to solve new and interesting problems, making an important contribution to our exciting high-performance SSD projects.

Responsibilities may be quite diverse of a nonexempt technical nature. US experience and education requirements will vary significantly depending on the unique needs of the job. Job assignments are usually for the FALL or for short periods during breaks from school. This will be a 6-9 months internship.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Applicants will creatively apply their technical knowhow, engineering fundamentals, scientific knowledge, systems thinking, analytical thinking, prototyping, and testing knowledge against design constraints and boundary conditions which includes industrial design, cost performance criteria, and other design constraints to research, develop, and productive mass producible solutions.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Self-motivated individual willing to take and follow directions and deliver to schedule

  • Communication and interpersonal skills

  • Quantitative analytical and problem-solving skills and problem conflict resolution skills

  • Effective prioritization and time management skills

  • Willing to work in a diverse team environment and in hybrid cross site organizations

This position is not eligible for employment-based visa/immigration sponsorship. Intel sponsors individuals for employment-based visas for positions where we experience a shortage of US Workers. These skills shortage roles are typically STEM contributing positions requiring a Master's or PhD degree, or a Bachelor’s degree with three years’ related job experience. This position does not qualify for Intel Sponsorship because it is either (1) a non-STEM contributing position, or (2) a STEM position that only requires a Bachelor’s degree and less than three years’ experience.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork, classes, research and/or relevant previous job and or internship experiences.

Minimum Qualifications

  • The candidate must be pursuing a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or Computer Science.

Minimum 3+ months of experience in the following areas:

  • Object Oriented Programming

  • Data Structures and Algorithms

  • C and Python programming skills

  • Computer architecture

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum 3+ months of experience in the following areas:

  • ARM or equivalent processors

  • Storage interface standards such as SATA SAS PCIe or Fiber Channel

  • Bring up of new hardware including boot loader and code update

  • Windows and Linux driver

  • RTOS Task switching deadlocks and resource management

Inside this Business Group

The Data Center Group (DCG) is at the heart of Intel’s transformation from a PC company to a company that runs the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices. The data center is the underpinning for every data-driven service, from artificial intelligence to 5G to high-performance computing, and DCG delivers the products and technologies—spanning software, processors, storage, I/O, and networking solutions—that fuel cloud, communications, enterprise, and government data centers around the world.

Other Locations

Virtual US and Canada

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado:

$52,000.00-$147,000.00 (Hourly Role)


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, and benefit programs. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/jobs/benefits.html)