GPU Firmware Engineer - New College Graduate



Taipei City, Taiwan
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Do you enjoy hacking and tinkering at the lowest levels of software? Are you capable of crafting and implementing clever firmware solutions in heavily resource-constrained environments? If so, you're primed to help develop the boot software and tools that powers the world’s best GPUs. We are searching for an outstanding software engineer to fill a challenging, yet fun role on our GPU Firmware team in our Taiwan, Taipei Office. You will be joining a team whose primary mission is solving the intricate enigma of securing and innovating the boot process for our GPUs, while dealing with the formidable constraints of boot-time and storage space. Every. Byte. Counts.

This is your chance to create waves in the industry while directly working with and alongside some of the most top-valued diverse minds in the graphics software and GPU business. Your goal will be to craft the future of graphics technologies doing exactly what you enjoy: solving puzzles. If this sounds interesting and you’re up for the task, we’d certainly like to hear from you!

What you'll be doing:

  • Be involved in design, develop, test, debug, and optimize GPU firmware and boot software throughout the entire GPU family lifecycle.

  • Design and implement SW tool applications built for GPU firmware support and various mainstream OS.

  • Collaborate with hardware, software, and business teams to transform new firmware features from idea to reality.

  • Interact with leading OS and PC vendors to improve and innovate on the startup experience.

  • Improve team software process and core infrastructure via projects dealing with build systems and regression farms.

  • Continuously evaluate and improve security for firmware and tools.

What we need to see:

  • Bachelors or higher in electrical engineering, computer science, or computer engineering (or equivalent experience).

  • Strong Ada/Spark, C++/C, data structures programming skills and experience in developing firmware or other low-level software.

  • Even stronger communication skills.

  • Sense of humor heavily encouraged, but not required.

  • Understanding of software process.

  • Secure software fundamentals including cryptography, authentication/attestation, and chains of trust.

  • Easy to work with, as you’ll constantly work closely with both hardware designers and other software engineers to design, develop, and debug functional (and non-functional!) aspects of GPU subsystems.

Ways to stand out from the crowd:

  • Experience in x86/x64/RISCV/ARM assembly and cross platform/system software development.

  • Understanding of the PCI-E architecture and industry standard like I2C, SPI, PLDM and UEFI.

  • A background with display technologies, DP, HDMI, and VGA/VESA specs.

  • ROM/Flash and MCU device programming experiences.

  • Practice with secure development techniques such as threat models, attack trees, static/dynamic analysis, and fuzzing.

We are widely considered to be one of the technology world’s most desirable employers, and as a result have some of the most forward-thinking and talented people in the world working for us. If you're clever, creative, and driven, we'd love to have you join the team.