CPU Diagnostic Validation Engineer (66952)

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.

Successful candidate will work on developing post-silicon validation software for verifying complex features of the next generation AMD microprocessors as part of the AMD CPU Diagnostics group. The candidate should possess in-depth knowledge of microprocessor (x86, PowerPC, or ARM) micro-architecture and should have proven skills in design and development of software for testing low-level microprocessor functionality. The candidate should have in-depth knowledge of the various blocks of a typical processor Core, for example: Cache, Instruction Fetch-Branch Prediction unit, Load Store Unit, Decode Unit, FPU, uCODE unit; and preferably should have previous experience in developing software targeted for verifying 1 or more of these blocks.


Required skills:

·        Experience developing low level and/embedded software.

·        Experience with assembly language programming (x86 or ARM).

·        Fluent in C and C++ and one or more scripting languages.

·        Experience using industry standard simulation/design verification tools and methodologies (UVM/OVM)

·        In-depth knowledge of x86/PowerPC/Arm Processor Architecture (ISA & micro-architecture).

·        Experience in validation methodologies, post-silicon test processes and methods and in debugging microprocessor issues using JTAG based debugging tools and traces.

·        Experience in development of tools which help in stressing different features of a processor.

·        Experience debugging complex system level problems including but not limited to silicon and/or platform issues.

·        Great communicator with experience in providing technical leadership within a team of engineers.


Candidate should possess a bachelor degree or higher in Computer Engineering (preferred), Electrical Engineering, or related engineering field from a reputed university (no online programs) and should have a minimum 2-5 years of experience in processor validation/system testing domain.



Requisition Number: 66952 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design 


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