Microcode Design Engineer -80267

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.

Microcode Design Engineer

The Role:

You will be a key technical contributor on a team enabling high performance, high frequency, and power efficiency on caches, fabrics, and interfaces of our server, desktop, and laptop CPUs. Designing and implementing microcode for AMD’s x86 next-generation microprocessors. This includes all aspect of design: investigation, developing algorithms, creating technical documents, writing microcode, support, etc. Working across various teams at AMD supporting microcode including Architecture, Logic Design, Design Verification, Performance Modeling, and Post-Silicon Validation and Debug.

The Person:

Participate and contribute as a member of the broader AMD microcode community to develop the microcode roadmap, improve efficiency, boost performance, maintain security, and help where needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Experience in high-performance microprocessor design and microarchitecture
  • Detailed knowledge of one or more Instruction Set Architectures (ISA’s). Comfortable with assembly programming.
  • Experience writing low level software such as microcode, firmware, BIOS, etc.
  • Development experience from clean-sheet design to product tapeout to post-silicon debug
  • Track record of microarchitecture development, as demonstrated by patents, publications, product features
  • Strong problem-solving and debugging skills
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Creative, self-motivated, and able to work comfortably in a cross-site team environment

Preferred Experience:

  • Background in one of more aspects of microprocessor design: Architecture, Logic Design, Physical Design, Performance Modeling, Design Verification, etc.
  • Experience in clocking, reset, power-up sequences and power management is a plus
  • Comfort with scripting such as Perl, Python, Ruby, Shell, TCL, etc..
  • Post-Silicon validation or debug experience.

Academic Credentials:

Master’s degree or PhD degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering preferred


Austin, TX


Requisition Number: 80267 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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