HSIO System Design Engineer Lead

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.

HSIO Lead System Design Engineer - 162124





With AMD's Client engineering teams, you will be exposed to the world’s best Desktop/PC and Mobile CPU, GPU and APU processors for accelerated system computing power. As an AMD Client Engineer you will have visibility to cutting edge multi-layered security features, H-Series processors optimized for gamers and creators, and U-Series processors optimized for thin and light notebooks.


Looking for dynamic and energetic engineer to join our growing team. As a key contributor to the validation of AMD’s Client Platform this role focuses on hardware validation of high speed I/O interconnect technologies (USB, PCIE, GMI, LPDDR / DDR,  I/O Controllers), targeting their SOC/PHY level functionalities and interactions in unique system topologies. The Validation Team fosters continuous technical innovation to showcase successes as well as facilitate continuous career development.



A strong technical leader capable in test content creation and execution of SOC I/O validation (USB, PCIE, GMI, I/O Controllers). Excellent problem solving skills are a must while exhibiting end-to-end ownership in cross-functional scenarios. You should feel comfortable to be hands-on with platforms and to work in the labs for test or debug. You will be required to drive technical deep dives into SOC designs as well as working at a system/platform level.



As a Domain Engineer, you will work on all aspects of SOC validation from pre-silicon planning and emulation, to post-silicon Power On, Validation, and Debug. The focus will be on the validation of high speed I/O interfaces (USB, PCIE, GMI, LPDDR / DDR,  I/O Controllers), targeting their SOC/PHY level functionalities and interactions in unique system topologies.


Responsibilities include:

  • Hands-on execution on client platforms for test and debug work
  • Develop end-to-end test strategy for pre-silicon emulation, power on/bring-up, and system integration
  • Lead collaborative test approach and track test execution
  • Interface closely with HW/FW design teams
  • Strengthen technical capabilities of the team: SOC/system architecture, test content creation, automation development
  • Build automation scripts and infrastructure for execution and triage



  • 10+ years of experience in SOC / silicon validation
  • Test or design experience in system interconnect technologies: USB, PCIE, GMI, I/O Controllers
  • Experience with physical aspects of I/O interfaces (SerDes PHY IP, signal integrity analysis)
  • Experience with I/O protocols (credit control systems, interoperability, power features, hot plug) 
  • Experience in compliance and compatibility testing an asset
  • Experience in developing HPC/ML applications, including standalone bare metal exercisers an asset
  • Strong coding skills and comfortable in LINUX (C/C++, Python)
  • Hands-on experience in datacenter system architecture an asset
  • Must have strong analytical skills for test creation and debug
  • Must have strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to independently drive tasks to completion




  • Bachelors or master’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering



Austin, Texas




Austin, Texas

Requisition Number: 162124 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design

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