Silicon Tools and Debug Engineer - 119205

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.

Silicon Tools and Debug Engineer

The Role:

As a member of the AMD Server System Debug Silicon Team, you will use your software engineering skills and knowledge of CPU design to create, enhance, and maintain tools to stress AMD’s parts for both functional and operation quality. You will be responsible to drive systematic improvements in our stress and coverage tools based on your findings and expertise. You will work as part of a broader team to help improve the time-to-market, quality, and reliability of AMD’s CPU Cores.

The Person:

You approach challenges relentlessly with both critical thinking and creativity. You work as part of a team with strong communication and collaboration skills. You have a solid understanding of both hardware (especially CPU’s) and software, strong problem-solving skills, and drive to understand and learn. You enjoy hands-on work and like to take the initiative to build world class tools to test and stress AMD’s part. Does this describe you? If so, then join us!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create, enhance, and maintain tools to stress AMD’s CPU’s.
  • Partner with CPU design team to understand and target functionality of various micro-architectural features.
  • Support these tools with education and training.
  • Promptly addressing issues and making enhancements based on findings and feedback from various users.
  • Participate in a variety of CPU debug efforts in silicon.
  • Work with debug and design teams to drive issues to root cause and resolution.

Preferred Experience:

  • Software development experience programming in C++ and assembly in a Linux based environment.
  • CPU architecture, instruction set architecture, and/or design knowledge and/or experience.
  • Experience with silicon chip bring-up, validation and debug.
  • Demonstrated patient and disciplined problem-solving in a dynamic situation.
  • Clear and concise interpersonal communication.
  • Able to collaborate and partner across teams and organizations.

Additional experience desired:

  • Understanding of the various aspects of a CPU product definition such as frequency, voltage, thermal design power, performance, etc.
  • Experience with x86 CPU’s and Instruction Set Architecture.
  • Experience in clocking, reset, power-up sequences and power management
  • Familiarity with microprocessor Design-for-Test (DFT) and Design-for-Debug (DFD) logic, use, and issues.
  • Understanding of typical silicon debug features, infrastructure, and techniques.
  • System-level understanding of CPU/SoC architecture, DRAM/memory, PCIE and boards.

Academic Credentials:

BS, MS, or PhD degree in Electrical, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field of study.


Austin, TX



Requisition Number: 119205 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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