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Firmware Engineer, Pixel Networking



New Taipei City, Taiwan
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of experience with software development in one or more programming languages (e.g., C, C++, Java, RUST).
  • Experience designing, implementing, or using networking protocols.
  • Experience in linux kernel and bring-up products running on RTOS.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience programming in Java, Rust.
  • Experience designing, implementing, or using networking protocols (e.g., IPv6, IPv4, UDP/TCP, DNS, HTTP, QUIC, TLS).
  • Experience writing or using higher-level networking code (e.g., HTTP and RPC client libraries).
  • Experience in interconnection drivers(e.g., PCIE) and Linux kernel
    networking stack and drivers.
  • Familiar with VPN and cryptography, such as IKEv2 or IPSec.

About the job

Pixel Networking Team aims to provide an exceptional connectivity experience for Pixel users. We are responsible for Pixel networking functions (i.e., routing, firewalling, forwarding, VPNs, data usage, metrics, etc.). We operate at all layers (i.e., Linux kernel, BPF, native daemons, and Java system and API layers).

The Google Pixel team focuses on designing and delivering the world's most helpful mobile experience. The team works on shaping the future of Pixel devices and services through some of the most advanced designs, techniques, products, and experiences in consumer electronics. This includes bringing together the best of Google’s artificial intelligence, software, and hardware to build global smartphones and create transformative experiences for users across the world.


  • Design and develop firmware for microcontroller (e.g., bring-up the microcontroller, load the image or implement drivers/debugging interface for the controller).
  • Work with the Hardware team to design and implement the firmware to filter/forward/encrypt IP packets.
  • Implement the kernel driver or daemon to pass session table information from Android to microcontroller.
  • Test and debug the firmware to ensure all the implementation is bug free and write design documentation for firmware.

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