Linux Post Silicon Lead Debug Engineer - 81941

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.




Client (Desktop & Laptop) Platform Debug Engineer that will work with internal validation and our customer teams during critical issue escalations and help get issues resolved in time to meet customer development or sustaining milestones.



  • Include debugging PC systems with an emphasis on Linux & Chrome level debug.
  • A thorough understanding of PC industry standard busses and their software stack, such as PCIe, USB, and SATA is required in addition to knowledge of Linux Internals, Kernel mode & BIOS (coreboot).
  • Further requirements include a strong understanding of BIOS, OS and driver interactions at the system level as well as a proficient understanding of x86 CPU architecture and functionality.
  • During development, the debug engineer is expected to provide root cause analysis and guidance to internal design teams to help close any gating issues.
  • This individual is required to be a self-starter and be able to deal with a high level of ambiguity.



  • 8+ Years of relevant experience in Linux or Chrome Kernel/Driver Level debugging, root cause analysis, etc.
  • Should have good understanding of Linux/Realtime Linux Internals and have a Device Driver Background.
  • Should have strong Computer Architecture background, should have good exposure to Hardware, BIOS, Firmware, Assembler, Kernel abstraction layers.
  • System level debugging skills that enable the root causing of potential issues at the operating system level.
  • Expert use of tools such as Jtag debuggers, logic analyzers, SATA, USB, and PCIe bus analyzers is desired.
  • Familiarity with board level design is an added bonus.
  • Excellent communication skills are required.
  • Must have good analytical skills to trouble shoot technical issues.
  • Experience in working as a team on validation / defect resolution.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science



Austin, TX



Requisition Number: 81941 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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