Emulation Systems Engineer - 138541

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.




Come join the team responsible for driving AMD’s Shift-Left strategies, planning and execution of our Server Compute Products, which are used by major OEM and compute solution customers in the world. In this role, you get to interact with multiple stakeholders (firmware/BIOS, SW, IP, SOC DV, SOC and system architects) to plan, create, execute, and debug system use cases on emulation/FPGA platforms, in addition to advancing pre-silicon infrastructure to expand validation capabilities.



AMD is seeking a senior emulation system engineer who thrives in an environment that requires creative debugging skills, drive to improve pre-silicon system validation coverage capabilities, and a passion for improving our overall Shift-Left strategies and goals.



  • Responsible for validation of firmware stack, BIOS, OS on pre-silicon emulation platforms.
  • Responsible for developing test plans and identification of design and firmware dependencies to smooth execution of test plans.
  • Responsible for writing directed tests to verify features in a co-simulated and emulated/FPGA hardware environment.
  • Responsible for debugging SOC level failures and working with SOC design, firmware teams to complete feature validation.
  • Responsible for writing monitors and checkers to support end-to-end firmware/hardware validation.
  • Responsible for running emulator workloads to test new features.



  • Experience with FPGA and/or emulation platforms (Veloce, Palladium, ZEBU, HAPs, Protium)
  • Experience in x86 and/or ARM based SoC Architecture
  • Experience in validating hardware features in a pre-silicon environment such as emulation and FPGA.
  • Experience strong debug skills in SOC verification environment and exposure to low power, security, IO(USB, CXL, DDR, PCIE, Memory) feature validation in SOC environment.
  • Experience debugging failures using waveform viewers, log files and microcode trace dumps.
  • Experience developing C++, Python, Perl, Ruby, Shell and TCL test content.
  • Experience debugging software using debuggers and trace files.  
  • Knowledge of UEFI, Coreboot, Chrome, Windows Operating Systems
  • Knowledge of low power and secure boot features
  • Knowledge of one or more protocols; SPI, DDR, USB, CXL, AXI, PCI, PCIe, MIPI, I2C/I3C.
  • Knowledge of Verilog is essestial.



One of the following combinations of Degree and Experience.

  • Bachelors/Masters in Computer Science with 5+ years of pre-silicon hardware verification experience
  • Bachelors/Masters in Computer Engineering with 3+ years’ experience in writing Software modules to validate hardware.
  • Bachelors/Masters in Electrical Engineering with 3+ years’ experience in developing OOP based software components and 2+ years’ experience in pre-silicon verification



Austin, TX




Requisition Number: 138541 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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