Memory FW Design Engineer

Location: Boxborough, Massachusetts, 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.

Memory FW Engineer


The Person:

Will have strong analytical/problem-solving skills and pronounced attention to details. Must be a self-starter, and able to independently drive tasks to completion. Will have strong interpersonal and communication skills


The Role:


The Memory IO team is looking for a passionate and experienced Firmware designers for the development of high-speed LPDDR,DDR and inter-chip IO IPs.  Be a part of the definition, design and development and productization phase of industry-leading Memory PHYs and interface IP.  This opportunity includes enabling of new PHY designs at the microarchitecture, firmware/hardware co-design, and algorithm design level.  


Be a part of a team that delivers Industry leading IP and help our experts in RTL, FW, circuit and architecture teams develop leading edge Memory interfaces.  





  • Firmware design of PHY & DRAM training steps
  • Firmware design of PHY & SoC Power Management
  • Pre-silicon coding and simulation against Architectural and RTL models
  • Post-silicon algorithm optimization and tuning
  • Post-silicon training enhancements to enable robust links for higher reliability / higher frequency margin
  • Working with SoC/Product firmware teams to define features and specs


Preference & Skill Sets :


  • Excellent knowledge of C, C++ and any scripting language ; knowledge of Verilog and Python is a plus
  • Ability to adapt learn new toolsets and frameworks is required
  • Strong understanding of synchronization techniques (handshakes, message passing) ; knowledge of hardware level clocking and  synchronization is a plus
  • Post-silicon experience developing firmware on real hardware is required. Experience with SERDES, DDR, Memory Controller, or MAC Design experience is preferred
  • Strong understanding of computer organization/architecture.
  • Laboratory experience, including the use of equipment: oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, etc.
  • Experience with low level, physical phenomena oriented logic design is an asset (dealing with IO, clocking, voltage control, etc.)




  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer engineering is required. Master's or PhD degree is a plus.


Location : Santa Clara CA, Boxborough MA, Austin TX, Markham ON

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Requisition Number: 121461 
Country: United States State: Massachusetts City: Boxborough 
Job Function: Design


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