General Information

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Career area:
Hardware Engineering
United States of America
North Carolina
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
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Description and Requirements

Lenovo Workstations provide powerful solutions to drive productivity, innovation, and design excellence in key vertical segments such as Manufacturing Design, Engineering & CAD, Animation/Media/Web Creation, Science/Medical, Oil & Gas, and Finance.

To maintain our leadership and compete in this aggressive marketplace, we are looking to enhance our team with additional talent. We are currently seeking a Firmware Architect with education and / or experience specifying/designing/maintaining low-level firmware in various building blocks/subsystems within the PC, as well as portions of the main system BIOS. As part of the Workstation Architecture team, you will be responsible for:

• Understanding current and future firmware design points for various subsystems and building blocks within a workstation PC. Some examples include, but are not limited to: Super I/Os, Embedded Controllers, BMCs, storage controllers, LAN controllers, and other subsystems which may utilize low-level microcode
• Creation of design specifications for the aforementioned firmwares
• Working with suppliers and our China-based Product Delivery team on the execution/development of the aforementioned firmwares

• Interfacing with our Product Security Office to ensure firmware meets all corporate and industry security standards
• Interlocking with suppliers to understand future product roadmaps and design architectures
• Working with our BIOS Architects to ensure seamless firmware & system BIOS interaction
• Providing on-going advice & consul to the China team on technical issue resolution.


Position Requirements:

- Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering (Masters is a plus)
- At least 7+ years experience with low-level firmware design/development
- Knowledge of PC Systems and their components, including modern microprocessor and embedded controller architectures

- Recognition of the importance of firmware security and ability to design with security in mind
- Skilled in C and Assembly language programming
- Strong communication and presentation skills
- Experience working/interacting with multi-national and cross-functional technical teams
- Good organizational and problem solving skills

- Passion for the PC industry and willingness to innovate

As a global company, Lenovo has relationships with suppliers and teams throughout the world. This position may require morning/evening meetings which occur outside normal working hours, and candidates must be agreeable to a flexible work schedule.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any federal, state, or local protected class.