Technical Leader Firmware Engineering

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.

Technical Leader Firmware Engineering

The Role:

This position is crucial to AMD's Server Product Road Map and will be passionate about providing critical diagnostics for the next generation of AMD’s flagship CPU products. AMD's environment is fast paced, results oriented and built upon a legion of forward-thinking people with a passion for winning technology! We have competitive benefit packages and an award-winning culture. Join us!

The Person:

A successful candidate will have solid software methodologies, firmware design expertise, deep technical knowledge and organizational skills. The candidate will interact across multiple teams to ensure on schedule defect-free system firmware, push and reduce AMD’s time to market. A candidate must possess technical proficiency and interpersonal confidence to represent design ideas to complex problems and innovative solutions with other developers as well as with non-firmware focused silicon teams. Additionally, experience in a leadership role is preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide end-to-end ownership of the quality, coverage and completeness of Diagnostics solution to multiple programs.
  • Highlights project goals, strategies, risks, and key requirements of Diagnostics, tools and framework to help PMs, Managers, IP validation architects and Framework architects to create their test plans.
  • Owns the Diagnostics pre-silicon emulation strategy and planning across Simnow, FPGA and Emulation models, including the RTL coverage requirements before silicon tape out, Diagnostics verification strategy and requirement before silicon back.
  • Owns the SoC system level feature verification methodology and planning, including the multi-IP use cases verification, system level power/ performance evaluation and stress test etc.
  • Driving the technical requirements to achieve the feature coverage and hardware bug capture targets.
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to achieve the key program milestones, such as bring up, all features enablement, performance profiling, production support etc., with desired coverage metrics from Diagnostics.
  • Provide Diagnostics support to external customers and customer engineering.

Preferred Experience:

  • Proven experience with IP and SoC verification, software development with the ability to closely interact with hardware designers;
  • Excellent understanding of processors based on SoC architecture, including processor, system IO, memory, engine IP (e.g. graphics, display, video codec etc.), security block, to identify the critical areas for focus of SoC & IP verification;
  • Proficient in verifying complex IP blocks and system level functions/features for SoC by writing C/C++ programs.
  • Strong mix of large-scale software development ability and hardware understanding.
  • Experienced with source controls systems like Perforce and GIT;
  • Familiar with Linux, knowledge and experience of device driver or firmware development is preferred;
  • Strong system level debugging and testing skills, and capability to quickly identify problems and provide robust solutions;
  • Hands-on experience with SoC bring up is preferred;

Academic Credentials:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering preferred


Austin, TX





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Requisition Number: 114050 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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