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Senior Firmware Engineer


Reno, NV, US, 89521 West Greenwich, RI, US, 02817 West Greenwich, RI, US, 02817

Requisition ID:  13352

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is a global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Lotteries and Gaming Machines to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 10,500 employees. For more information, please visit


The Firmware Engineer analyzes, designs, programs, debugs and modifies software.

•    Design, implement, unit test and support Windows and/or Linux device drivers for a variety of legacy and cutting edge technologies
•    Design, implement, unit test and support low-level firmware for a variety of embedded products; ie) Microcontrollers
•    Modify key kernel subsystems to facilitate novel hardware capabilities
•    Collaborate with the hardware engineering team on new embedded product designs
•    Install, boot and test Windows and Linux on new hardware
•    Support customers’ field issues as required
•    Participate in all aspects of the product design life cycle including system architecture, design, development, and verification
•    Document design and results
•    Work individually and with a team to complete tasks


Required Qualifications & Experience

•    Expert in C, C++ programming languages
•    Degree or Diploma in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field
•    Windows Kernel and/or Driver programming experience 
•    Experience with real time and multithreaded applications
•    In-depth understanding of drivers, interrupt handling routines, and kernel subsystems
•    Low level firmware programming experience targeting various microcontroller architectures (ARM, 8051, other)
•    Ability to clearly capture complex technical concepts in writing for both technical and general audiences
•    Strong analytical and problem solving skills
•    Strong debugging skills
•    More than 5 years of relevant professional experience
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficiency in English


Preferred Qualifications & Experience
•    Experience with Verilog and/or VHDL programming languages targeting programmable devices (FPGAs, CPLDs)
•    Working knowledge of applied cryptography
•    Experience applying principles of cyber security to operational technology and embedded systems (ex. Use of tools like WhiteSource or similar)
•    Designing software systems running on multiple platform types
•    Software systems testing methodology, including writing and execution of test plans, debugging, test scripts and tools
•    Ability to effectively communicate product architectures, design proposals and negotiate options at management levels

Keys to Success

• Building collaborative relationships
• Decision making
• Drive results
• Foster innovation
• Personal energy
• Self-leadership

IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, creating a fair and inclusive culture that enables all our employees to feel valued, respected and engaged.  IGT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, and any other personal attributes protected by federal, state, or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.


At IGT, we consider a wide range of factors in determining compensation, including background, skills, experience, and work location. These factors can cause your compensation to vary. The estimated starting compensation range is $79,100-$100,500. The actual pay offered may end up being higher or lower. The Company will comply with all local pay requirements and collective bargaining agreements, where applicable.


Base pay is only one part of our Total Rewards program.  Sales roles may be eligible for commission payments, while other roles are eligible for discretionary bonuses .  In addition, we offer employees a 401(k) Savings Plan with Company contributions, health, dental, and vision insurance, life, accident, and disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, wellness programs, and identity theft insurance. Note: programs are subject to eligibility requirements.


IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. For more information, please visit

Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

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