Sr. Staff Firmware Engineer – Networking & Firewall

Hyderabad, India

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Company Description

Axiado is an AI-enhanced security processor company redefining the control and management of every digital system. The company was founded in 2017, and currently has 50+ employees. At Axiado, developing great technology takes more than talent: it takes amazing people who understand collaboration, respect each other, and go the extra mile to achieve exceptional results. It takes people who have the passion and desire to disrupt the status quo, deliver innovation, and change the world. If you have this type of passion, we invite you to apply for this job.

Job Description

Axiado is seeking a Sr. Staff Software Engineer who is expert in Networking and Firewall technologies to their fast-growing software organization. As part of this role will play a pivotal role in building and scaling our Networking and Firewall software team.

This role is responsible for:

  • Collaborate with rest of the software organization to meet our commitment of delivering high quality, highly secure software solutions.
  • Lead the design, implementation, and maintenance of drivers, firmware, and applications.
  • Work closely with cross-functional / cross-geo teams in realizing product delivery goals.
  • Provide necessary support for project management.


  • 10+ years of overall software engineering experience with 7+ years developing Networking and Hardware based Firewall firmware solutions.
  • Strong academic credentials with a master’s degree in CS / EE, Mathematics, or other quantitative area of study
  • Experience delivering high-performance NIC drivers in Linux and firmware implementation to support multi-ring architecture.
  • Strong PCIe NIC background to design optimal Rx/Tx data transfer over PCIe,
  • Experience with SR-IOV / virtio based Virtualization Implementation is a big plus!
  • Good experience with one or more of fast path implementations - DPDK, eBPF, XDP
  • Control and Data Path implementation of Firewall using iptables including offload of Firewall functionality.
  • Hands-on experience with KTLS / DTLS Design and Implementation including HW offload of TLS, IPSec HW Offload using Linux XFRM framework are desirable.
  • 5+ years’ people leadership and team building experience with passion for bringing out the best in a team and helping people grow in their careers.
  • Substantial and proven C and Python programming knowledge
  • Proven ability to work with cross-functional teams in different locations.

Ways to stand out from the crowd:

  • Experience in embedded systems, microcontrollers, FPGAs, and ARM processors
  • Good understanding of Network security threats (DoS / DDoS, MIM attacks), TPM
  • Familiarity with Agile Scrum and software release planning processes
  • Experience working at a semiconductor company.

Additional Information

Axiado is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the highest caliber talent in a diverse and multifaceted environment. We are headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, with access to the world's leading research, technology and talent.

We are building an exceptional team to secure every node on the internet. For us, solving real-world problems takes precedence over purely theoretical problems. As a result, we prefer individuals with persistence, intelligence and high curiosity over pedigree alone. Working hard and smart, continuous learning and mutual support are all part of who we are.

Axiado is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Axiado does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

* Salary range is an estimate based on our InfoSec / Cybersecurity Salary Index 💰

Tags: Agile C DDoS Firewalls IPtables Linux Mathematics Network security Python Scrum TLS

Region: Asia/Pacific
Country: India
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