Staff Software Engineer

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.

The Diagnostic Engineering team is responsible for CPU, APU and dGPU IP functional, system, and stress diagnostics. We are seeking an experienced engineer to deliver diagnostics which test the industry leading high-performance interconnects IP subsystem (PCIe, DMA, XGMI, BIF, System Hub).  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Read and understand ASIC specifications
  • Define comprehensive diagnostic test plans with the IC design team
  • Develop diagnostics software to bring-up and enable ASIC features on both pre-silicon (emulation) environments and post-silicon hardware
  • Deliver stressful system level diagnostic code
  • Help resolve ASIC, platform, firmware, manufacture, and customer issues
  • Forward thinker to improve development processes, code quality and hardware coverage

Preferred Experience:

  • Embedded software development experience in Linux and C++ programming
  • Knowledge of high-speed IO technologies (PCIe, DMA) is desired
  • Strong debugging (GDB, etc.) skills, hands-on experience with PCIe protocol analyzer, ASIC bring up is an asset
  • Good understanding of x86 processor architecture
  • Fluent written and verbal skills in English


Academic Credentials:

Bachelor's or master’s degree in Computer/Electrical Engineering or equivalent




  • AMD employees who will be working onsite at an AMD US facility, are encouraged to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon their start date. This is for the safety of our employees, and to permit AMD to be prepared in the event the stay on Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors is lifted. AMD is not requiring exemption / accommodation submittals at this time.




Requisition Number: 103542 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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