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Intel Firmware Engineer Intern in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Job Description

NEX Cloud Networking Group (NCNG) delivers best-in-class Ethernet products which is at the heart of Intel's transformation from a PC company to a company that powers the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing-devices. NCNG's compelling Ethernet products move the world's data and are the foundations of cloud service and telecommunications data centers. We are a team of problem solvers, experimenters, and innovators who are dedicated to designing the network technologies that currently lead and continue to transform datacenter ecosystems.

As a world-class organization, we're looking for outstanding talent to accelerate our growth during an exciting time in Ethernet networking marketing technology. If you're ready to be a part of this journey, then we want to hear from you. Firmware is at the heart of what makes embedded systems work. As a Firmware Engineer Intern, you will be responsible for the design, development, and testing of the low-level C/C++ code that powers the networking devices of tomorrow. Join our RDMA IP team as a Firmware Engineer Intern where you are responsible for all aspects of firmware development for this cutting edge, complex IP.

Length of internship estimate is 6 months with a possibility to extend.

This position is not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship.


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. This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be pursuing Master’s degree in Computer Engineer, Computer Science, Electrical Engineer or Pursuing a PhD in Computer Engineer, Computer Science, Electrical Engineer or similar technical STEM

  • C/C++ programming Experience

  • Experience working in firmware or device, kernel driver development software or test architecture and/or system debug

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in networking protocols (TCP/IP, InfiniBand, or RoCE)

  • Experience working in complex technical analysis within system integration or validation

  • Experience working in Operating systems such as Linux or windows

  • Expertise working on PC and/or embedded systems

  • Technical decision making skills with ability to influence large technical team

  • Designs innovative solutions to complex problems

Inside this Business Group

The Network & Edge Group brings together our network connectivity and edge into a business unit chartered to drive technology end to end product leadership. It's leadership Ethernet, Switch, IPU, Photonics, Network and Edge portfolio is comprised of leadership products critically important to our customers.

Covid Statement

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

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.


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

Working Model

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.