Client Firmware System Design Engineer

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Client Firmware System Design Engineer - 137023



The Client System FW engineering team at AMD is looking for a firmware application developer to join the team, responsible for developing Power and Performance FW/SW stack to enable next generation Power/perf solutions..

As part of the role, the engineer will work closely with other firmware developers and architects across various IPs in designing and implementing different UI that support X86 and/or ARM firmware that spans pre and post-silicon for all AMD SoCs.


The person:

Passionate about Application development using interactions with bare-metal or close to bare-metal environment. Need strong problem solving skills, with a collaborative can-do attitude. Proven understanding of computer architecture and strong programming skills in C++ and qt.


Key responsibilities:

  • Understand the requirement and design and develop C++ QT based User Interface for multiple software stacks.
  • Work with architects and other IP leads to determine firmware scope and implementation details to meet firmware deliverables schedules and milestones
  • Work with internal and external teams to ensure the highest level of quality and happiness throughout firmware lifecycle.
  • Must be well-organized, technically oriented, and a self-starter with a proven track record to work collaboratively and coordinate activities with geographically distributed technical teams.
  • Desire to work and succeed on fast-paced and highly dynamic environments


Preferred experience:

  • Good understanding of firmware development cycle, integration and verification/validation for pre-si and post-si for SoC designs.
  • Expertise in C++ programming & debugging for embedded systems.
  • Nice to have working knowledge of Qt software stack,
  • Strong background in computer architecture and Power and Performance Methodologies
  • Ability to methodically root-cause sophisticated failure mechanisms at the IP, subsystem and/or system level.
  • Prior experience and/or exposure to testing platforms (Simulation and/or Emulation)
  • Prior involvement in board, processor, or ASIC bring-up.
  • Experience in hardware/software interfaces and debugging sophisticated issues in CPU and firmware using JTAG, source code debuggers and other tools.
  • Experience with source control systems including git/gerrit
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.


Academic credentials:

Bachelor’s or master’s degree (preferred) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent



Austin, TX , OR  Markham, CA



Requisition Number: 137023 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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