Emulation Systems Design Engineer - 82868

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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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.




The emulation system engineer will work on pre-silicon HW/FW end to end feature enablement, validation and debug for the next generation of AMD’s flagship server CPU products. The individual will develop and execute the pre-silicon strategy for server SoC emulation programs. The emulation system engineer will be responsible for driving Shift-Left process improvements working with HW System Engineering teams and other stakeholders (System Architects, IP, SOC, FW, SW). 



  • Responsible for the design and development of test environment components to support the pre-silicon validation of embedded firmware, BIOS code features, SW and directed tests. 
  • Responsible for writing directed tests to verify features in emulated hardware environment.
  • Responsible for writing monitors and checkers to support end-to-end firmware/hardware validation.
  • Work closely with design, architecture, BIOS, driver and validation teams to ensure readiness of silicon features for silicon bring-up.
  • Responsible for writing and developing coverage goals and test plans. 
  • Responsible for running emulator workloads to test new features.



  • Experience with FPGA and/or emulation platforms
  • Excellent Linux and scripting programming skills (Python or Ruby)
  • Programing skills with C/C++
  • Experience debugging failures using waveform viewers, log files and microcode trace dumps.
  • Experience debugging software using debuggers and trace files.  
  • Knowledge of x86 and/or ARM SoC Architecture
  • Experience with System Verilog.
  • Knowledge of one or more protocols; SPI, DDR, SATA, USB, AXI, PCI, PCIe, MIPI, WLAN or I2C



  • Bachelors/Masters in Computer Science with 3+ years of pre-silicon hardware verification experience



Requisition Number: 82868 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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