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Firmware Engineer, Modem L2/L3, Pixel



New Taipei, Banqiao District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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Note: By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following: Xindian District, New Taipei City, Taiwan; Zhubei, Zhubei City, Hsinchu County, Taiwan.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience in 3GPP Layer 2/Layer 3 protocols.
  • Experience with LTE or 5G NR.
  • Experience in C/C++ and embedded RTOS.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in modem software development and problem-solving.
  • Knowledge of 3GPP LTE/NR Layer 2/Layer 3 protocol standards.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to take initiative and work independently.

About the job

As a Firmware Engineer for Layer 2 (L2) and Layer 3 (L3), you will focus on development, integration, customization, and performance enhancement of modem L2/L3 features on Android devices, working closely with Pixel Software teams, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), and vendors. You will be responsible for validating the function and performance of L2/L3 features for in-market projects to guarantee the modem software quality. You will propose innovative and practical ideas to optimize engineering efficiency and software quality for modem software.

Making the world's information universally accessible and useful doesn't stop at the desktop. The Mobile team builds tools to get you the information you need no matter where you are. Android has become the world's most popular mobile ecosystem, powering billions of devices, from smartphones to tablets, watches to TVs and everything in between. Whether adding to the core Android experience, forging new markets for digital content, creating immersive and portable versions of our products or managing relationships with a global community of developers, the Mobile team is giving you Google on the go.


  • Analyze and resolve 3GPP Layer 2/Layer 3 Modem protocol issues in the NAS (non-access stratum) or AS (access stratum) domains.
  • Collaborate with cross-layer teams and cross-organization teams to deliver high quality Pixel modem software.
  • Generate and develop features, ideas, processes, and/or systems to improve product velocity and quality.

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