High Speed I/O Validation Engineer - Datacenter Products

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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High Speed I/O Validation Engineer - Datacenter Products



The Datacenter Accelerated Computing Team is looking for dynamic and energetic Validation Engineers. As a key contributor to the time-to-market success of AMD’s GPU based datacenter accelerators, you will work in cross-functional teams to deliver industry leading products for Machine Learning and High-Performance Computing applications. This role focuses on High Speed I/O (HSIO) interconnect technologies (PCIE, CXL, USB, AMD Infinity Fabric™, I/O Controllers), targeting their SOC/PHY level functionalities and interactions in datacenter 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 HSIO validation (PCIE, CXL, USB, AMD Infinity Fabric™, 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 datacenter 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 emulation, to post-silicon Power-On, Validation, and Debug. The focus will be on the validation of HSIO interfaces (PCIE, CXL, USB, AMD Infinity Fabric™, I/O Controllers), targeting their SOC/PHY level functionalities and interactions in unique system topologies.


Responsibilities include:

  • Hands-on execution on datacenter 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 manage execution
  • Interface closely with HW/FW design teams
  • Strengthen technical capabilities of the team: SOC/system architecture, test content creation, automation development
  • Build automation for execution and triage



  • 5+ years of experience in SOC / silicon validation
  • Validation experience in HSIO technologies: PCIE, CXL, USB, AMD Infinity Fabric™, I/O Controllers
  • Relevant HSIO Experience:
    • Physical aspects of I/O interfaces (SerDes PHY IP, signal integrity analysis)
    • I/O protocol test and debug (credit control systems, interoperability, power features, hot plug) 
    • Compliance and compatibility testing an asset
  • Must be strong at test automation coding in Python
  • Must be comfortable operating in pure LINUX environment
  • 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
  • Experience in developing HPC/ML applications, including standalone bare metal exercisers an asset
  • Hands-on experience in high interconnected datacenter systems an asset



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



Austin, Texas



Requisition Number: 177901 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design

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