Lead Debug Engineer - 79968

Location: Austin, Texas, 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 leader owning the whole System debug flow from Triage through Root Cause in pre-silicon Emulation, power-on, validation, and datacenter environments. Systems are integrated combinations of computer hardware components (CPUs, graphics, memory, IO adapters and peripherals) and software components (firmware, BIOS, drivers, OS, virtualization, system management, and applications).


In addition to individual debug responsibilities, the role involves driving Task Force teams that include individuals from Silicon Design, FW Design, Platform Design, Debug leads, Software, and Validation teams to isolate problem logic through meticulous design of high-ROI experiments and prioritization of debug activities with attention to resource usage



The individual has a strong understanding of the general silicon engineering process (preferably CPU or GPU), from concept to tape-out and then production. A successful candidate must have outstanding verbal, as well as written, communication skills.



  • Own end-to-end debug of assigned issues
  • Lead complex debug efforts for both internal and external (i.e. customer/partner) findings to identify root cause and resolution
  • Prioritize defect resolution by negotiating cross-organizational team and platform resource allocations
  • Drive proven solutions to technical issues and design challenges
  • Drive effective changes in System & silicon validation, and characterization of existing and new microprocessor SOC products



  • Exceptionally strong in x86 or other complex CPU architecture
  • Strong analytical skills, demonstrable experience in design of experiments to solve problems
  • Experience with Linux and Microsoft Operating Systems, Hypervisors (VMware, KVM, XEN, Hyper-V, etc.), and validation/certification processes for each of these environments
  • Prior experience with Server system design and Validation, testing tools and environments
  • Strong understanding of industry standard IO interfaces (DDR, PCIe, SATA, USB, XGbE)
  • Experience debugging with Oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers, and JTAG based Debug Tools
  • Familiarity with pre-silicon environments (Verification, Emulation, Virtual Bring-Up) is a plus
  • Programming / scripting language (Python) a plus
  • Ability to structure and execute complex analysis, draw insights, and communicate summary findings/recommendations to senior management as well as AMD customers
  • Highly organized, able to prioritize, and juggle multiple work streams to tight deadlines
  • Ability to network, establish relationships and drive effective decision-making across multiple functions and levels within the organization




BS or MS degree in Electrical Engineering or related major



Requisition Number: 79968 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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