Embedded Firmware Engineer - 79487

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.

Embedded Firmware Engineer

The Role:

Get to work with other firmware development teams, CPU architects, test teams, and end customer. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining memory initialization code that optimizes the memory sub-system for maximum performance as well as crafting and implementing all memory related system features.

The Person:

Our ideal candidate will possess strong communication, collaboration, and skills, as well as experience advocating before regulatory bodies on topics related to the design, manufacturing, or packaging of products. They will also need to be a skilled relationship builder and negotiator. Collaboration and the ability to influence are critical to success in this role. This individual should possess a high level of integrity, be motivated, capable of effectively working with persons in other countries, and able to efficiently lead sophisticated situations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with Sr Engineers in the design, development, and initialization of AMD’s USB4 design for systems and platforms using AMD APU/CPU’s.
  • Work closely with motherboard designer, APU/CPU architects and validation/test teams.
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic, fast-paced, pressure filled environment
  • Debug memory interface issues.
  • Work on both internal and external platforms.
  • Work on a system simulator pre-silicon
  • Memory optimization and tuning.

Preferred Experience:

  • BIOS, firmware, or system software development.
  • Knowledge of Universal Serial Bus 4 /3.2 specifications
  • Skillful at C language; knowledge of assembly
  • Familiarity with x86 and ARM CPU/APU architectures and associated compile tools
  • Familiarity with at least one BIOS code base (AMI, Insyde or Phoenix BIOS) preferred
  • Able to read and interpret system schematics.
  • Must have aptitude for system debugging.
  • Experience in BIOS related tools' development is a plus.

Academic Credentials:

  • BS-CS/BS-EE with 7+ years’ experience with BIOS, firmware or system software development
  • MS-CS/MS-EE with 5+ years’ experience but with interest in BIOS, firmware, or system software development


Austin, Texas

Requisition Number: 79487 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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