Spring 2023 Datacenter Hardware Validation Engineer Co-Op/ Intern

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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The Datacenter Hardware Validation Team delivers industry-leading semiconductor products for Machine Learning and High-Performance Computing. Our customers include industry leaders in AI such as Facebook, cloud providers such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, and research labs such as Oak Ridge National Labs. The DC Hardware Validation team is responsible for validating various GPU and CPU features, hardware platforms, and emerging industry technologies prior to mass production.


The Role


The Datacenter Hardware Validation Team is looking for dynamic and energetic engineers-in-training to join our internship program. As a key contributor to the time-to-market success of AMD’s GPU based accelerators, you will work in collaborative teams to ensure quality of industry leading products for Machine Learning and High-Performance Computing applications. With a strong track record of re-hiring previous interns, our team fosters continuous innovation and is committed to nurturing your career growth.


Job Purpose


You will be a key member of the Datacenter Hardware Validation Team responsible for many aspects of hardware validation. This includes test execution, automation development, and issue debug involving AMD’s industry leading datacenter products. Past interns have had the opportunity to contribute to AMD’s success on the Frontier supercomputer, the world’s first to break the exascale barrier.


Key Responsibilities

  • Hands-on execution on datacenter platforms for test and debug
  • Create and execute test procedures to validate the silicon design and software stack of datacenter products
  • Debug failures in collaboration with various engineering teams to deliver quality products to customers
  • Develop and maintain automation framework in Python


What You Will Learn

  • Exposure to datacenter and silicon industry engineering product life cycle
  • Hands-on experience in silicon validation and debug techniques
  • Strong understanding of GPU and accelerated computer architecture
  • Effective communication with silicon design and other cross-functional teams


Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of computer architecture
    • Processors
    • Data traffic and management
    • High Speed Interfaces and Interconnects
  • Knowledge of computer software architecture (BIOS, firmware, OS and driver)
  • Comfortable operating in Linux command line
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (Python) and programming languages (C/C++)
  • Hands-on experience with electrical laboratory equipment (multimeters, digital oscilloscopes, logic analyzer, etc.)
  • Good understanding of circuit design, schematics, and other technical documentation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Work Location

Austin, TX



AMD is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective provincial human rights codes throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Any applicant who requires accommodation should contact AskHR@amd.com.


Requisition Number: 183262 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Student/ Intern/ Temp

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