SMTS Firmware Engineer- 109781

Location: Portland, Oregon, 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.



AMD’s Server Core Firmware team is looking for an experienced Firmware Architect/Developer to architect, design, develop, debug, and integrate firmware solutions for components in the AMD SOC.  The engineer will be responsible for a new firmware deliverable, will collaborate with customers and partners on new initiatives, resolve technical challenges, and align efforts across engineering teams and business units within AMD.



We are looking for a Firmware Engineer to architect, design, and implement

embedded firmware for power management, DMA accelerators, security features, etc.  The successful candidate will employ solid design methodologies, deep technical knowledge, and well-honed debug skills across multiple FW components to ensure on-schedule, defect-free system firmware product development, enabling critical firmware development to data center customers.


The engineer will engage as an active team player, leverage AGILE methodologies to drive cross team development, provide leadership to developers, and always be ready to take on new challenges.  You will provide technical leadership and guidance to developers, program managers, and people mangers.  The engineer will drive design reviews, firmware quality improvements, and architectural discussions.



  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Experience with computer architecture.
  • Experience embedded firmware and/or device driver development.
  • Experience with board, processor, or ASIC bring-up.
  • Experience with JTAG debuggers.
  • Experience with source control systems such as git.
  • Experience in hardware/software interfaces and debugging sophisticated issues in CPU and firmware using JTAG, source code debuggers and other tools.
  • Experiences working with RTOS and other embedded OS environments.
  • 10+ years BIOS/Firmware/Driver Development experience



  • Experience working on server platforms.
  • Experience with pre-silicon development on FPGAs or simulation environments.
  • Experience with DDR, SPI, eSPI, I2C, LPC, and PCIe.
  • An understanding of assembly level instruction sets.
  • Experience with technologies such as Secure Boot, TPM, AES, DES, RSA, AMD Secure Memory Encryption, AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization.
  • Well versed in software engineering practices.
  • Ability to work independently under tight deadlines, responding to changing business and technical conditions with minimal direction.
  • Excellent communications skills: verbal, written, and interpersonal.


  • Bachelor’s degree required



Requisition Number: 109781 
Country: United States State: Oregon City: Portland 
Job Function: Design


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