Senior Firmware Engineer Average Salary

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Senior Firmware Engineer - Tesla Motors
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Senior Firmware Engineer - Hewlett-Packard Company
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Senior Firmware Engineer - Intel Corporation
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Senior Firmware Engineer - Sandisk Corp
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 14 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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Job Description for Senior Firmware Engineer

Senior firmware engineers develop applications and systems for various technology companies, creating custom code to provide solutions. While this is not a leadership position, senior firmware engineers need to have strong leadership skills to manage software projects and work with a team of engineers to finish a programming project. Typically, they lead the design, development, and testing of new programs, working with a large team to ensure the production of a quality project. The typical day for senior firmware engineers would consist of team meetings and working directly with a computer and programming. Additionally, senior firmware engineers participate in research and development, occasionally providing new and innovative ideas for the improvement of products.

This position requires extensive programming knowledge that may include C, C++, PCI, Linux, and Matlab among others.

Senior firmware engineers typically have several years of experience in a programming environment, as well as at least a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, or a related field; often, a master's degree in one of those disciplines is required for the position. Creative thinking and problem solving are beneficial skills for troubleshooting potential problems with code and brainstorming solutions to existing problems. Organizational and multitasking skills are important requirements, as senior firmware engineers typically work on several projects at once and they may have to transfer project ownership quickly if organizational priorities shift.
Senior Firmware Engineer Tasks
  • Design and develop firmware and software modules such as device drivers, diagnostic monitors, and application firmware.
  • Apply standards and protocols to meet requirements and system needs.
  • Debug and test firmware and algorithms, optimizing product functionality.

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93 %
$116,653 - $128,006
$88,822 - $127,517

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
1-4 years
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20 years or more
$119,255 - $151,634
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