Validation Systems Design 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.



Validation Systems Design Engineer- 160902


The Role:


The engineer will lead post silicon volume validation for AMD’s next generation desktop/workstation products. In this role, you will be working in a lab environment and will collaborate with other engineers, project managers and technicians. You will be leading the effort in running our automated and manual test content for post-silicon System Validation team.  You will be working with the latest technology and products that have not yet been released to the public.


The Person:


The type of person that will be successful in this role is someone that enjoys the latest in client products such as notebooks, desktops, workstations.  This person would need to love building systems from scratch and is dedicated to debug any issues this system may run into. 


Key Responsibilities:


  • The candidate will configure and maintain test hardware and infrastructure across multiple mobile and desktop systems.
  • Must keep systems running, up to date, and keep hardware and validation infrastructure test-ready in all other ways, in support of client roadmap schedules.
  • Must be adaptive to tactical work requests, and work with sense of urgency during critical phases of the program.
  • Must be able to multi-task under high pressure situations in order to meet deadlines.
  • Assists in the coordination and resolutions of technical issues.
  • Ability to review test plans and procedures from other engineers and provide guidance to update to increase coverage or optimize.
  • Ability to interpret and report test data in meaningful formats including tables and graphs.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform hands on system test execution and management of a large test farm.


Preferred Experience:

  • Experience working with post silicon validation/execution or hardware testing.
  • Understanding and ability to explain computer system architecture.
  • PC troubleshooting skills
  • Knowledge of and ability to execute test procedures to exercise how applications run in an operating system leveraging drivers and OS features for hardware acceleration. For example games, video, audio, compilers, web browsers, and camera.
  • Experience executing test cases to validate systems including ASIC hardware (SoC or discrete), peripheral hardware, drivers, software tools, firmware, BIOS, operating systems, and applications.
  • Knowledge of how systems power sequence from POST to operating system including power, BIOS, firmware, boot and HAL.
  • Hands-on skills in complex system design, integration, testing, and troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in cross-functional, multicultural team environment and to understand and apply technical concepts.
  • Experience with industry standard computer architecture specs.
  • Experience with register read and write using software and hardware tools in an OS or with JTAG interface.
  • Ability to interpret new technologies from specifications and execute test procedure content.
  • Good communication skills with local and remote employees worldwide.


Educational Background:


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s in Information Systems or Science, Systems & Network or Computer Science.


Location: Austin, TX



Requisition Number: 160902 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design

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