Post Silicon I/O Validation Engineer - 115721

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Post-Silicon IO Validation Engineer



Technical, hands-on engineer responsible for Datacenter Server SoC Post-Silicon IO feature validation (PCIe, highspeed proprietary interconnect, USB, SATA) and enablement at the silicon SoC level up through BIOS, system firmware, and OS levels on AMD Server products.  This individual will be primarily responsible for interfacing with silicon, firmware, and platform design groups to develop and execute validation test plans for Datacenter Server SoC products during emulation and post-silicon bring-up / validation, to debug SoC feature issues, and to run and maintain validation infrastructure.




  • Develop post-silicon validation infrastructure (software, hardware, automation environment, and lab setup) focused on IO interfaces.
  • Develop and execute IO feature enablement and validation test plans for SoC- and system-level SoC features across all AMD Server products.
  • Test interactions between various SoC features using validation infrastructure.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to improve post-silicon validation test strategy, methodology, and process.
  • Lead collaborative technical discussions to drive resolution on technical issues and roll out technical initiatives.
  • Drive post-silicon debug efforts to identify root cause and resolution of AMD's newest Server SoC.
  • Perform system-level debug and root cause analysis to narrow down the issues to various HW/SW blocks.
  • Be able to work in a high demand, fast paced environment with lots of real-time problem solving and critical thinking.




  • Knowledge of computer hardware architecture (CPU/APU, x86, pcie, memory, bus logic) and software architecture (driver, bios, firmware usage)
  • Understanding of modern x86 microprocessor architecture and Server platform architecture is highly desired.
  • Experience developing validation methodologies and infrastructure.
  • Test plan and test development experience
  • Participated in silicon bring up and debug, support to internal engineering teams.
  • Able to execute and drive success of programs with multiple projects on the go.
  • Debug skills at both SoC and system level
  • Familiarity with programming / scripting language (C/C++, Python, Perl, ...)
  • Working knowledge of Server OSes (Linux, Windows Server)
  • Must be a self-starting team player with excellent communication skills who can work with minimal guidance.
  • Forward thinker that drives improvement to development process, code architecture and fosters a spirit of innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills.




  • Background working on high-speed IO interfaces (PCIe, SATA, USB, etc)
  • Working knowledge of lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers and protocol analyzers
  • Hypervisor experience is a plus with regards to security encryption in virtualized environments
  • Self-organizing and the ability multitask based on priorities.





  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Electronics / Computer Science related
  • 3+ years of experience in SoC validation and debug.



Austin, Texas





Requisition Number: 115721 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Product Engineering


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