CPU CORE Processor Programming Reference Engineer

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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What you do at AMD changes everything 

At AMD, we push the boundaries of what is possible.  We believe in changing the world for the better by driving innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies – building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the data center. 

Developing great technology takes more than talent: it takes amazing people who understand collaboration, respect, and who will go the “extra mile” to achieve unthinkable results.  It takes people who have the passion and desire to disrupt the status quo, push boundaries, deliver innovation, and change the world.   If you have this type of passion, we invite you to take a look at the opportunities available to come join our team.





As a CPU Core Register Definition Engineer, you will have a unique opportunity to work in the center of a microprocessor Core IP team to contribute to the register definitions, specifications, and Processor Programming Reference generation.  You will have the opportunity to work with next generation microprocessor architects and SOC designers to participate in world class processor behavior definition.




You should have knowledge of microprocessors, some programming background, and enjoy working as part of a team! You have strong communication skills and can translate specifications and features into clear and concise documentation defining microprocessor register behavior. You desire opportunities to improve automation to save time and effort, as well as enhance collaboration between teams.  Does this describe you? If so, then join us!




    • Define and develop core IP sections of Processor Programming Reference (PPR) manuals.
    • Program register specifications for PPR generation, and problem solve complex program generation flows.
    • Work with IP architects/designers to understand and communicate core variations for client and server SOCs to internal and external customers.
    • Additionally, develop scripting tools to improve testing of core microprocessor PPR.




    • Knowledge of x86 microprocessors or other CPU Instruction Set Architecture (ISA)
    • Familiarity with computer architecture and terms.
    • Experience with programming languages, particularly scripting/programming languages such as Python, Perl, Ruby, etc.
    • Understanding of Revision Control Systems (e.g., Perforce, CVS, GIT, etc.)
    • Highly motivated to seek out solutions and willing to learn new skills to fulfill job requirements
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language



    • BS, MS, or PhD degree in Electrical, Computer Engineering, or related field of study.



    • Austin, TX



AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and will consider all applicants without regard to race, marital status, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE/MFDV

AMD employees who will be working onsite at an AMD US facility, are encouraged to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon their start date. This is for the safety of our employees, and to permit AMD to be prepared in the event the stay on Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors is lifted. AMD is not requiring exemption / accommodation submittals at this time.

Requisition Number: 158501 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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