Software Developer, SOC Modeling

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.




Bring AMD’s leading-edge SoCs to life in a virtual environment! Develop Fast Platform Models that simulate software-visible behavior of AMD’s next-generation designs. Enable pre-silicon development of firmware, system, driver and application software. Support emulation acceleration, performance, and power modeling. Enhance our simulation infrastructure and develop innovative, new debug features.

The Software Developer, SoC Modeling will have broad scope and work with multiple teams to gather SoC and IP component specifications, plan development to meet milestones, build models, and support internal and external stakeholders.
You will be a team player on a highly-capable and supportive team, working on a project critical to the company’s success. This is a highly visible and impactful role with excellent growth opportunity.



You should be adept at problem-solving and thrive on developing efficient solutions to complex problems.  You can quickly grasp new concepts and technologies, are innovative and always looking for ways to improve the status quo.  You are a great teammate, willing to go the extra mile to ensure project success.


  • Develop high-performance functional models for AMD SoCs and platforms.
  • Work closely with architecture teams to understand and model new designs.
  • Improve functionality, stability, and performance of existing models.
  • Develop test plans and tests to verify the functionality of the models.
  • Work with internal and external customers to help debug problems running their workloads on the models.
  • Develop new, innovative debug features.



  • High-performance system and application software development in C/C++ for Windows and/or Linux environments.
  • Hardware system architecture and subsystem interface protocols.
  • x86, ARM or GPU architecture, drivers, and applications.
  • Linux and/or Windows kernel debugging.
  • Functional modeling, architecture simulation, or hypervisor development.
  • QEMU, VirtualBox, or SIMICS.


  • B.S. or higher in Computer Engineering or Computer Science is preferred.


Austin, TX

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and will consider all applicants without regard to race, marital status, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE

Requisition Number: 144861
Country: United States State: Austin City: Texas
Job Function: Engineering Design



AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. We consider candidates regardless of age, ancestry, color, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third party affiliation, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status. Please click here for more information.

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