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Firmware Architect



Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Firmware Architect

This role has been designed as ‘’Onsite’ with an expectation that you will primarily work from an HPE office.

Who We Are:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud company advancing the way people live and work. We help companies connect, protect, analyze, and act on their data and applications wherever they live, from edge to cloud, so they can turn insights into outcomes at the speed required to thrive in today’s complex world. Our culture thrives on finding new and better ways to accelerate what’s next. We know diverse backgrounds are valued and succeed here. We have the flexibility to manage our work and personal needs. We make bold moves, together, and are a force for good. If you are looking to stretch and grow your career our culture will embrace you. Open up opportunities with HPE.

Job Description:

Compute at HPE helps organizations power their edge-to-cloud platform with proven, workload-optimized products, solutions, and services. Our leading supercomputing technologies enable customers to transform and modernize their IT infrastructure, solve complex problems and support new business opportunities with purpose-built infrastructure and software. Join us redefine what’s next for you.

What you’ll do:

Seeking Experienced Firmware Architect to work on HPE iLO (Integrated Lights Out) server management solution specifically focused on iLO platform enablement areas.

HPE Integrated Lights Out Management is a flagship product in server industry leading embedded server manager for decades. It’s one of the most profitable HPE product raking millions through its licensing revenue. iLO supports the complete lifecycle of all HPE ProLiant servers, from initial deployment to ongoing management and service alerting. As part of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Servers group, this team is responsible for designing and developing iLO manageability firmware.

Management Level Definition:

Unique mastery and recognized authority on relevant subject matter knowledge including technologies, theories and techniques. Contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas. Successfully operates in the most complex disciplines, in which the company must operate to be successful. Provides highly innovative solutions. Leads large, cross-division functional teams or projects that affect the organization's long-term goals and objectives. May participate in cross-division, multi-function teams. Provides mentoring and guidance to lower level employees. Routinely exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and criteria for achieving objectives. Develops strategy and sets functional policy and direction. Acts as a functional manager within area of expertise but does not manage other employees as a primary job function.


  • Designs enhancements, updates, and programming changes for portions and subsystems of firmware, including DSP, embedded code, CHIF, I2C, SPI drivers, BMC applications and BIOS/UEFI.
  • Develops organization-wide architectures and methodologies for software systems design and development across multiple platforms and organizations within the Global Business Unit.
  • Identifies and evaluates new technologies, innovations, and outsourced development partner relationships for alignment with technology roadmap and business value; creates plans for integration and update into architecture.
  • Reviews and evaluates designs and project activities for compliance with development guidelines and standards; provides tangible feedback to improve product quality and mitigate failure risk.
  • Leverages recognized domain expertise, business acumen, and experience to influence decisions of executive business leadership, outsourced development partners, and industry standards groups.
  • Work continuously with Product Management to refine, prioritize and elaborate new requirements.
  • Provides guidance and mentoring to Architects on software systems design and development innovation and excellence.

What you need to bring:

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in Electronics & Communication, Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent.
  • Typically, 15+ years' experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong programming experience in C and C++
  • Strong understanding of the Server manageability domain in specific and Server Industry in General.
  • Design, Debug and Development on RTOS like Green hills Integrity, Embedded Linux.
  • Experience working with ARM processor or similar system controllers.
  • Expertise in multiple firmware design tools and languages.
  • Experience in overall architecture of software systems for products and solutions.
  • Designing and integrating software systems running on multiple platform types into the overall architecture.
  • Evaluating and selecting forms and processes for software systems testing and methodology, including writing and execution of test plans, debugging, and testing scripts and tools.
  • History of innovation with multiple patents or deployed solutions in the field of software design.
  • Experience in openBMC or Yocto-based Baseboard Management Controllers (BMC).
  • Strong programming experience in C and C++ or Python
  • Experience in Linux - device driver development, Inter-process communication, interrupt and exception handling, and dynamic memory handling.
  • Working knowledge of debugging tools like gdb, kdb, and JTAG debuggers.
  • Experience working with multi-core ARM processors or similar system controllers.

Additional Skills:

Cloud Architectures, Cross Domain Knowledge, Design Thinking, Development Fundamentals, DevOps, Distributed Computing, Microservices Fluency, Full Stack Development, Security-First Mindset, Solutions Design, Testing & Automation, User Experience (UX)

What We Can Offer You:

Health & Wellbeing

We strive to provide our team members and their loved ones with a comprehensive suite of benefits that supports their physical, financial and emotional wellbeing.

Personal & Professional Development

We also invest in your career because the better you are, the better we all are. We have specific programs catered to helping you reach any career goals you have — whether you want to become a knowledge expert in your field or apply your skills to another division.

Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

We are unconditionally inclusive in the way we work and celebrate individual uniqueness. We know diverse backgrounds are valued and succeed here. We have the flexibility to manage our work and personal needs. We make bold moves, together, and are a force for good.

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