Sr. Silicon Design Engineer

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.

System Debug Engineer




The AMD Semi-Custom Business Unit System Debug Team is looking for an energetic, experienced System Debug Engineer to join our growing team where past products include game consoles such as the Xbox One, Playstation 4, Xbox Series X and S, and the Playstation 5. As a System Debug Engineer, you will work closely with our customers who are developing AMD processor, chipset, and graphics-based systems and solutions. You will work with both internal teams and our customers on the debug of challenging system issues, where your creativity and problem-solving skills will shine!

As a key contributor to the success of AMD’s IP, you will be part of a leading team to drive and improve our abilities to deliver the highest quality, industry leading technologies to market. You will learn new skills and further refine existing ones, as well as develop your understanding of deep and technical topics. The System Debug Engineering team fosters and encourages continuous technical innovation to showcase your successes, provides ample opportunities to develop your technical depth of knowledge, as well as facilitates continuous career development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Debugging semi-custom PC-like systems with an emphasis on system level debug across multiple IP and system domains found within the product
  • Providing root cause analysis and guidance for the closure of issues to both internal and customer-facing/external teams
  • Defining and executing Debug IP functional test plans and validation strategies
  • Reviewing schematics and layout files
  • Driving technical innovations in order to improve our capabilities in system debug, including debug tool and script development, technical and methodology enhancement, and participation in various internal and cross-functional technical initiatives
  • Debug and support of system issues found in firmware, hardware, or software during pre-silicon, bring-up, validation, and production phases of SCBU products
  • Lead collaborative technical discussions to drive resolution on technical issues as well as rolling out technical initiatives


  • Proven experience with low level software/firmware and embedded systems as well as post-silicon verification
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp new technical concepts quickly
  • In-depth knowledge of system architecture and concepts, including proficiency in x86 and ARM architectures, their functionality, and debug practices
  • Extensive experience with board/platform-level debug, including experience with industry standard busses such as DDR, PCIe, I2C, USB, SATA, etc.
  • Knowledge and use of standard debuggers, programmers, and related tools and methodologies (JTAG, Dstream, Lauderbach, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of BIOS, OS, and Driver-level interactions at the system level, and common failure points within
  • Working debug knowledge of Windows and Linux-based operating systems and technologies
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills and pronounced attention to details
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excel in a dynamic team working environment
  • Self-starter, strong collaborator, and able to independently drive tasks to completion, especially those with high ambiguity


  • Experience with common lab equipment, including protocol/logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, etc.
  • Experience with reading and understanding board schematics and PCB layouts
  • Exposure to and experience with hardware emulators and debug concepts
  • Knowledge of C, C++, assembly, Forth, and other scripting languages
  • Technical understanding of Graphics, Display, Multimedia, PCIe, System Management, Power Management, or Security/Crypto architecture & design
  • Technical Leadership and mentoring skills
  • Exposure to Android OS and debugging methodologies relating to it


Bachelor, Master's or PhD degree in Electrical, Computer, or Software Engineering, or related degrees


Austin, TX


AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and will consider all applicants without regard to race, marital status, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE/MFDV



Requisition Number: 82351 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. We consider candidates regardless of age, ancestry, color, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third party affiliation, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status. Please click here for more information.

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