Senior Firmware Engineer - 93841

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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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. 

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Senior Firmware Engineer

The Role:

AGESA BIOS team at AMD is looking for a software/firmware developer to join the team and help develop pre-OS BIOS firmware and silicon initialization code. As part of the role, the BIOS engineer will work closely with other firmware developers and architects in crafting and implementing X86 and/or ARM firmware that spans pre and post-silicon for all AMD business units.

The Person:

Passionate about firmware development on bare-metal or close to bare-metal environment. Need strong problem solving skills, with a collaborative can-do attitude. Solid understanding of computer architecture and low-level programming in C

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for BIOS and pre-OS driver development including design, documentation, unit testing and debug for pre and post silicon support.
  • Engage with technical leads to understand firmware scope and work on implementation to meet schedules and achievements.
  • 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 confirmed ability 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 low-level C programming & debugging for embedded systems.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of firmware algorithms used in any Host protocols such as: SCSI, SATA, eMMC, USB, PCIe, SPI, DDR, NVMe.
  • 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, Texas





Requisition Number: 93841 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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