Memory Firmware Engineer

Location: Boxborough, Massachusetts, 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.

The Person:

Will have strong analytical/problem-solving skills and pronounced attention to details. Must be a self-starter, and able to independently drive tasks to completion. Will have strong interpersonal and communication skills


The Role:

The Memory IO team is looking for a passionate and experienced Firmware engineers for the development of high-speed LPDDRx, DDRx and inter-chip IO IPs. Be a part of the definition, design and development phase of industry-leading Memory PHYs and interface IP. This opportunity includes enablement of new PHY designs at the microarchitecture, firmware/hardware co-design, and algorithm design level from pre-silicon phase through post-silicon phase. Be a part of a team that delivers Industry leading IP and help our experts in RTL, FW, BIOS and architecture teams develop leading edge Memory interfaces.



  • Firmware design of PHY & DRAM training steps
  • Firmware design of PHY & SoC Power Management
  • Firmware design of Memory Controller configuration and configuration memory subsystem components
  • Utilization of pre-silicon hybrid testbenches including simulation, emulation, and architectural models of memory subsystem to prove firmware readiness
  • Post-silicon bring up, configuration optimization, algorithm verification, and tuning
  • Working with SoC/Product firmware teams to define features and specs
  • Help optimize the memory subsystem in the wider system level, including integration with the controller, fabric, and system wide power management features


Preference & Skill Sets: 

  • Excellent knowledge of C, C++ and any scripting language is required; knowledge of SystemC, UVM and Python is a plus
  • Ability to adapt learn new toolsets and frameworks is required
  • Strong understanding of synchronization techniques (handshakes, message passing); knowledge of hardware level clocking and synchronization is a plus
  • Strong understanding of memory controllers, PHYs, and dram protocols is highly desired
  • Pre-silicon and post-silicon experience developing firmware, both on simulation/emulation/FPGA platforms and real hardware, is required.
  • Experience with SERDES, DDR, Memory Controller, or MAC Design firmware development experience is preferred
  • Strong understanding of computer organization/architecture.
  • Laboratory experience, including the use of equipment: oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, etc.
  • Experience with low level, physical phenomena oriented logic design is an asset (dealing with IO, clocking, voltage control, etc.)



  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer engineering is required. Master's or PhD degree is a plus.


Location: Boxborough MA, Bellevue WA, Austin TX, Markham ON, Raleigh, NC

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Requisition Number: 178141 
Country: United States State: Massachusetts City: Boxborough 
Job Function: Design

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