Firmware Architect - 80560

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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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.

Firmware Architect

The Role:

Hands-on firmware architect working closely with firmware developers, other architects, verification and validation teams on defining and driving scalable embedded Firmware solutions.

The Person:

Will have direct experience with scalable and robust firmware architecture, development and exposure to pre-silicon and post-silicon design cycles. This will include bringing a strong technical lead in areas of feature documentation, development, test-planning and issue resolution. In addition, this person will need to be a strong problem solver and be able to show a history of mitigating issues and collaboration with team members to propose solutions and ways to make forward progress.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for firmware architecture definition that dictates testable and debuggable implementation of firmware solutions spaning pre and post silicon.
  • Convert product requirements into firmware architectural requirements and specification
  • Work closely with SoC Architects, IP Architects and RTL, Verification, Emulation and Validation Teams to understand the product requirements and to ensure the end product meets AMD's business goals.
  • Drive improvements for embedded micro-controllers and programming processes and procedures.
  • Participate and collaborate on hands-on development and testing of FW solutions as required.
  • Lead and guide and mentorship for all firmware related requirements from pre-silicon through post-silicon including TapeOut and Bring-Up phases.
  • Understand product technologies and trends in order to extrapolate and be able to drive effective trade-offs and define scalable and robust FW architecture.

Preferred Experience:

  • Solid understanding of firmware development cycle, integration and verification/validation for pre-si and post-si for SoC designs.
  • Experienced C programming experience & debugging skills for embedded systems.
  • Validated ability to methodically root-cause sophisticated failure mechanisms at the IP, subsystem and/or system level.
  • Working experience and/or exposure to firmware testing platforms including: Unit Level, Simulation and Emulation.
  • Prior involvement in board, processor, or ASIC bring-up.
  • Knowledge of firmware algorithms used in any Host protocols such as: SCSI, SATA, eMMC, USB, PCIe, SPI, DDR, NVMe is an added advantage.
  • Experience in hardware/software interfaces and debugging sophisticated issues in CPU and firmware using JTAG, source code debuggers and other tools.
  • Experience with source control systems including git/gerrit
  • Working experience with Python, C++, Makefiles, UVM, System Verilog is highly preferred
  • Ability to thrive with a dynamic and fast-paced work environment with quick results and delivery of engineering solutions.
  • Proven ability to grasp new technical concepts quickly.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

Academic Credentials:

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent.


Austin, Texas






Requisition Number: 80560 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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