Client Emulation Methodology 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.




This role is part of the Virtual Bring-Up (VBU) team at AMD. VBU is specialized in emulation and hybrid model methodology. As part of this role, you will work directly with the Client Design Emulation and Platform Emulation teams to architect and develop robust emulation modeling environments and ensure successful emulation test plan execution in pre-Si and post-Si timeframes. You will work closely with the project teams to develop world-class Client Emulation model capabilities and help debug emulation modeling environment issues. You will support execution teams to execute their workloads that include design verification, power, performance, SW/FW, and OS boot. You will interface with program execution teams, other VBU team members, and Emulation vendor AEs to ensure program success.



Is a skilled problem solver who thrives on developing efficient solutions to complex problems. Is not blocked by ambiguity, but rather, is inventive and driven to bring clarity. Can quickly grasp new concepts and technologies. Is Innovative and always looking for ways to improve the status quo. Is a great teammate, willing to go the extra mile to ensure success.



  • Work with the Design Emulation teams to architect a list of emulation models needed to execute the pre-Si and post-Si emulation test plans.
  • Ensure emulation modeling environments have the necessary capabilities to execute test plan. Capabilities include transactors/trackers, as well as testbench and debug capabilities.
  • Work with teams to maximize Emulation model performance and throughput.
  • Interface directly with the Vendor AEs to resolve third-party issues including build-time and run-time issues.
  • Collaborate across different product segments to ensure re-use of the best methodology across AMD.
  • Create detailed documentation to ensure clarity in execution.
  • Mentor junior engineers.


  • Prior experience with at least one emulation platform: Zebu, Veloce, Palladium, HAPS, Protium.
  • Deep understanding of emulation/verification testbenches, Verilog RTL, monitors, transactors, and hybrid models.
  • Proficiency in Linux, C/C++, Perl/Python, and TCL.
  • Deep understanding of emulation debug capabilities and driving best debug practices.
  • X86 system architecture and prior experience in Client system architecture is a plus.
  • Experience with automating emulation builds and runs as well as continuous integration (CI) is a plus.



  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent is preferred.



Austin, TX


Expected to range from ($110,000 to $157,000), commensurate with experience and specific skill sets. Benefits offered are described



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.

Requisition Number: 137003
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin
Job Function: Engineering Design
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