Interconnect Silicon Debug Engineer

Location: Austin, Texas, 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.

Interconnect Silicon Debug Engineer

The Role:

Are you interested in a role that offers the opportunity to show off your outstanding engineering, creative problem-solving and communication skills?

AMD Infinity Fabric is the scalable coherent interconnect used across all our product segments including EPYC, Ryzen, Radeon, Semi-Custom products, and Deep Learning solutions. This highly visible position will be responsible for Infinity Fabric silicon enablement for one or more products, ensuring performance and power efficiencies, with focus on time-to-market.


The Person:

A successful candidate will:

  • Have passion for working on innovative sophisticated computing systems
  • Be a self-starter who enjoys finding better and faster ways to solve daring problems
  • Be highly organized, able to prioritize, and balance multiple workstreams with attention to detail


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Infinity Fabric architects, micro-architects, performance and DV teams to understand new features, arrive at efficient routing configurations, finalize settings, and formulate new silicon test requirements.
  • Engage with product, platform, and diagnostic development teams to describe and ensure stressing of all new or important design features.
  • Engage with firmware/software/modeling teams, deliver initialization/configuration settings, and ensure their correctness.
  • Develop experiments, tests, and triggers to root-cause functional, performance and power observations on silicon. Work with HW and SW teams to explore possible alternate solutions or workarounds.
  • Collaborate in system power and performance tuning efforts.
  • Propose and drive Design-For-Debug requirements to the micro-architecture team to aid debug of future designs.
  • Participate in discussions on next-generation design ideas, providing feedback based on silicon findings and evolving software usage models.


Preferred Experience:

  • Strong background in Computer architecture/microarchitecture, interrupts, memory ordering, MMU, caches and coherency concepts
  • Good understanding of VLSI logic design concepts and power/performance tradeoffs
  • Good programming skills in Python, C, Ruby, or Perl
  • Familiarity with hardware description languages like Verilog or VHDL
  • Comfortable with using lab equipment like oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, etc.


Academic Credentials:

MS in Electrical or Computer Engineering preferred



Austin, TX



Requisition Number: 133792 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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