Senior level Diagnostic Framework Development Engineer (74810)

Location: Austin, 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. 

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.

SMTS Diagnostic Framework Development Engineer


The Diagnostics Group in the Platform Engineering Department develops software diagnostics for AMD microprocessors, chipsets, and platforms.

The Diagnostic Development engineers on the team will develop software to validate AMD silicon products.

The majority of the development work is performed in a Linux environment using C/C++, Ruby, Java.


Must be able to work with hardware architects and logic designers to solve functional issues, and customer support engineers to help resolve testing deficiencies.

The candidate should be an enthusiastic self-starter, proactive, able to share ideas, and able to provide design verification leadership.




  • Design and development of diagnostics Software libraries and framework for AMD CPU projects – Will be the lead for some projects
  • Collaborate with ASIC design team/SoC architecture to implement correct Software requirements to enable teams to implement diagnostic tests.
  • Develop and maintain Linux drivers used by CPU and GPU diagnostic software to validate the SOC IPs.
  • Experience in building Linux kernel images and bringup on silicon and optimizing the kernel.
  • Debug OS boot issues on both pre-silicon environment (FPGA, SystemC, Cadence, Mentor Graphics) and post-silicon systems (real ASICs and platforms)
  • Provide diagnostics support to external customers and internal engineering teams to assist activities such as investigating ASIC, board and firmware issues.
  • Drive troubleshooting of some diagnostic found issues across organizations until root caused.
  • Forward thinker to improve development process and drive innovation



  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. In EE or CS or equivalent is required
  • Excellent technical communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Excellent programming skills with demonstrated experience in C, C++, and script languages
  • Demonstrate knowledge on CPU and GPU architecture and familiarity in low-level programming
  • Outstanding independent cross-functional problem solving and debugging skills



  • Successful software engineering history of architecture and development in Linux
  • Linux kernel and device driver development is strongly preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of x86 architecture with an emphasis on hardware interfaces
  • Deep debug experience with JTAG and/or GDB to identify critical software bugs
  • Work with the upstream Linux kernel community to present and implement new features in the upstream kernel
  • Proficient in C/C++ programming and one or more scripting languages
  • Familiarity with compiler toolchains, debug tools, build environments is required
  • Experience with software performance analysis, optimization and low-level programming
  • Familiar with source control systems like Perforce, SVN and Git
  • Hands-on experience with any one of board bring up, SIMD testing is preferred.
  • Fast learner, adaptable, self-starter who can work both independently and collaborate well in cutting edge, fast pace environment.


Requisition Number: 74810 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design 


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