Senior Platform Emulation Engineer. - 82049

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:
The Data Center GPU and Accelerated Processing Team delivers AMD products for Data Center, Machine Learning, and High Performance Computing. The Platform Emulation team ( PEMU) is an integral part of Data Center GPU and Accelerated Processing team responsible for pre-silicon activities to support product bring-up and launch.  

AMD is seeking a Platform Emulation Engineer to join our Data Center GPU organization. Our products support the rapidly scaling Data Center and High Performance Compute infrastructure. You will be an integral member of the Platform emulation team responsible for emulation infrastructure development,  execution and debug of critical firmware used in our HPC and ML products,  developing test plans and execute test cases to enhance silicon test coverage,  train and support validation teams on emulation technology, build and execute industry standard  HPC benchmarks and applications on the emulator. As a platform emulation engineer you will have an opportunity to work on bleeding edge SoC  architecture and technology, and participate in development of emulation infrastructure to enable pre-silicon activities to ensure high quality Silicon and fast time to market. You will work alongside our team of innovative engineers to support the deployment of AMD’s Instinct  ML products targeting Supercomputers and Data Center workloads.


Key Responsibilities:

CPU/GPU Firmware/OS bring up and debug using  leading edge emulators ( Veloce, Zebu, Palladium)

Develop/modify/enhance functional/stress tests to find silicon bugs on emulator

Interface with Central Emulation team responsible for helping to develop, debug and establish CPU/GPU Emulation environment.

Provide debug leadership, input to test plans and hands on execution

Work with extended teams to debug environment, drive cross team testing (Firmware, Software,Diags/tools, Validation, Apps)

Triage failures with design, verification, firmware, software, and emulation teams

Research and enable new tools and infrastructure to support emulation activities

Run and collect data for analysis on AMD’s high end emulators and simulation models

Develop scripts/tools to parse data from emulation runs

Instrument firmware code to support failure debug

Run and collect functional and performance data for HPC workloads

Attend weekly meetings, status communication, presentations.


Preferred Experience:

Solid experience working on emulation platforms such as Veloce, Zebu, or Palladium (compilation, debug, performance, and throughput tuning)

Debugging experience is a must particularly in HW/SW co-debug environments

Ability to trace code across multiple domains and root cause using waveforms and other tracing tools

Understanding of  Verilog, VHDL design

Understanding of System Verilog, UVM verification environments is a plus

Knowledge of computer hardware architecture (Graphic card, CPU/APU, memory, bus logic, and display technologies)
Knowledge of computer software architecture and boot flow  (bootrom, firmware, bios, device drivers, OS)

Knowledge of HPC, Parallel programming (OpenMP, OpenMPI), heterogeneous platforms consisting of CPU and GPU a plus

Working knowledge of Linux/Unix  environment and shell scripting

Experience in Building and Installing software packages on Linux platform a plus

Programming skills, C, C++, Python, Tcl, Ruby, disassembly ( ARM & x86) 

Familiarity with bug tracking tools such as Jira

Excellent oral and written communication skills


Academic Credentials:

Masters in Electrical Engineer 



Austin Texas



Requisition Number: 82049 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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