Enterprise Silicon Validation Engineer - 75119

Location: Austin, 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, hands-on engineer responsible for Industry Standard High Speed IOs (PCIe, SATA, USB) Validation, Characterization, Certification, and Automation on AMD Enterprise products.  

This individual will be primarily responsible for interfacing with Silicon Design, Firmware, and Platform design groups, Software and Validation teams to define/develop Validation Infrastructure, to develop and execute High Speed IOs test plans for Enterprise products from bring-up to validation, optimize test time through automation, ramp for initial production, and to support customers in ramping into full production. 




The candidate must have a BS or MSEE degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience in new product development from a silicon design, platform design and/or product engineering discipline. The candidate must also have a strong understanding of the general silicon engineering process, from concept to tape-out and production, as well as experience in cross-organization collaboration.  A successful candidate must have exceptional verbal, as well as written, communication skills. 




  • Develop pre-silicon readiness and post-silicon plan to validate and obtain certification for Industry Standard High Speed IOs such as PCIe Gen3 /Gen4, SATA, and USB (covering both functional operation and electrical characterization) 

  • Develop post-silicon validation infrastructure (Software, Hardware, Automation, and lab setup) 

  • Identify and root cause failures found in SoC Validation and Characterization 

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to creatively improve post-silicon validation test strategy, methodology and processes 

  • Work closely with cross-functional team to develop HW/SW tools to improve SoC validation coverage and debug timeline 




  • BS or MS degree in CE, EE, or Computer Science with at least 5 years of relevant experience 

  • Excellent understanding of industry standard IO interfaces at controller functional level as well as at the physical electrical interface (PCIe3/4, NVMe, SATA, and USB) 

  • Hand-on experience with System Validation Automation Tools and Infrastructure such as Ansible, Java/Shell Scripting, Python, Ruby, Perl, GIT, Jenkins 

  • Strong understanding of modern Micro-Processor architecture (x86, ARM) and modern platform architecture 

  • Excellent debugging skills at SoC and system level 

  • Proficient in using lab equipment (Oscilloscope, BERT, logic analyzer, protocol analyzer) to validate, characterize, and debug High-speed IO buses 

  • Strong knowledge of modern OS kernels (MS, Linux) and programming/scripting languages (C/C++, Python, Perl, ...) 

  • Familiarity with pre-silicon environments (Verification, Emulation, Virtual Bring-Up) is a plus 

  • Must be a self-starting team player with excellent communication skills who can work with minimal guidance 

  • Must be organized and willing to take on multiple tasks simultaneously 

  • Must be passionate and driven to learn new technology and take on new challenges 

Requisition Number: 75119 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design 


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