Pre-Silicon Software Modeling Engineer (Austin or Remote) - 110861

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.

Pre-Silicon Software Modeling Engineer (Austin or Remote) - 110861

The Role

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 SoC Virtual Model Development Engineer 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. This is a highly visible and impactful role with excellent growth opportunity.

The Person

You should be adept at problem-solving and thrive on developing efficient solutions to complex problems. You are not blocked by ambiguity—but rather, inventive and driven to bring clarity. You can quickly grasp new concepts and technologies, and 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 success.

Key Responsibilities

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

Preferred Experience

  • Deep understanding of system architecture and system software development.
  • Experience writing high-performance system and application software in C/C++ for Windows and/or Linux environments.
  • Strong understanding of x86 or ARM architecture, drivers, and applications.
  • Experience with Linux and/or Windows kernel debugging.
  • Experience in functional modeling, architecture simulation, or hypervisor development.

Academic Credentials:

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


Austin, TX (or REMOTE with high level competency)

Requisition Number: 110861
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin
Job Function: Design Engineering 




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