Firmware Architect

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.

The Role:

Firmware architect will play key role of ensuring AMD Embedded firmware (AGESA BIOS, security, power management) address critical Embedded market segment (Networking, Storage, Automotive, Thin client) requirements performing the below:

  • Own AMD Embedded firmware roadmap
  • Influence AMD product generations working with core firmware teams and ensuring Embedded requirements are addressed
  • Working with vertical marketing & product teams to understand key firmware gaps and help address in future products
  • Work with Platform Firmware Organization (PFO) in conjunction with Embedded segment architects to meet product requirements
  • Provide key firmware requirement / enhancement inputs pertaining to focused Embedded markets
  • Provide custom firmware design support for tier-1 customers by assisting understanding of requirements, identifying solution and architecting the high-level design
  • Assist engineering teams in understanding specific features and triaging firmware issues
  • Assist customer support team in addressing any firmware related queries
  • Influence ecosystem partners (IBVs) for Embedded roadmap alignment


Key Responsibilities:

  • Own Embedded Firmware roadmap including special Embedded features (Ethernet, NTB, NVDIMM, NVME hot-plug, Graphics / Display, ISP)
  • Define & guide Embedded firmware release process
  • Ensure Embedded firmware requirements are addressed in future products by participating in server/client BU and other core team meetings
  • Major stakeholder in Product functional / architecture specification
  • Conceptualize FW support needed for embedded specific features and approve designs
  • Support customer engineering leads in solutioning custom firmware requirements
  • Support customer interactions for engineering deep-dive
  • Provide high level designs for custom firmware solutions
  • Approve low level designs and review custom firmware implementations
  • Assess firmware bugs and its impact on Embedded products along with assessing fix / workaround
  • Build relationship with industry vendors (IBVs) and ensure ecosystem alignment for AMD Embedded product roadmap



  • 20+ years technology experience with 15+ years firmware experience, 5+ years architecture experience
  • Good understanding and experience with BIOS, security and power management firmware
  • Strong knowledge of UEFI BIOS, ACPI. AGESA knowledge is a big plus
  • Strong knowledge of platform BIOS development
  • Good knowledge SoC security features – root of trust, TPM, Trusted execution etc
  • Good knowledge SoC power management – CPU/Device power states, hot-plug etc
  • Firmware development & release process understanding
  • Prior experience working with firmware design & development
  • OS/Drivers/Software stack understanding is a plus
  • Excellent communication and articulation skills
  • Leadership experience is a plus


Academic credentials:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science engineering from reputed college
  • Master’s degree from reputed university is a big plus



Austin Texas



Requisition Number: 113402 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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