Senior Software Development Engineer (Firmware)

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, GB

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.

AMD seeks high calibre software engineers to work on the design and implementation of embedded firmware for the AMD SmartNIC networking platform.

This is an exciting role in the AMD Datacentre Group based in the Cambridge UK office. You will be part of a key engineering team developing software for next-generation networking for cloud and hyperscale data centre operators combining software defined networking, network and storage offload and hardware datapath customization.


The role will involve working closely with different teams both within the Cambridge office and more widely with AMD sites worldwide: working closely with the silicon team to refine the design and model the RTL, working with host driver teams to develop high performance network stacks and working with the system test to take products to release. You will have worked extensively at the hardware / software interface involving networking in some capacity, programming in C.


To be successful you will have the ability to quickly understand a complex hardware and software architecture. You will be able to tackle system level problems and demonstrate knowledge of relevant embedded debug techniques and tools.

We are looking for embedded engineers with a very strong academic background in a numerical subject (e.g. maths, physics or computer science) or of similar calibre.



  • PhD, first class or 2:1 from well ranked university
  • 2+ years software experience (or equivalent) working at silicon or networking companies.
  • Proven commercial experience developing in C
  • Experience of python and other scripting languages
  • Strong communication skills
  • Hardware/software codesign
  • Ethernet & TCP/IP
  • Embedded systems ideally with experience of system software and device drivers
  • Understanding of server system architectures e.g. PCI-Express
  • Experience of linux systems
  • Experience of digital design (EDA tools, Verilog, VHDL)


Country: United Kingdom Province: Cambridgeshire City: Cambridge 
Job Function: Design  

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