Post-Si Debug Engineer

Location: Penang, Penang, MY

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Post-Si Debug Engineer



Engineer owning the whole System level  debug flow from Triage through Root Cause in pre-silicon (Emulation), bring up and validation environments for the next generation of AMD’s flagship server products.  

In addition to individual debug responsibilities, the role involves participating in Task Force teams that include individuals from Silicon Design, FW Design, Platform Design, Debug leads, Software, and Validation teams to isolate problem logic through meticulous design of high-ROI experiments and prioritization of debug activities with attention to resource usage.



The individual has a basic understanding of how a processor and operating system works. A successful candidate must have outstanding verbal, as well as written, communication skills.



  • Own end-to-end debug of assigned issues
  • Perform debug efforts for both internal and external (i.e. customer/partner) findings to identify root cause and resolution
  • Execute test plan focusing on debug feature
  • Drive proven solutions to technical issues and design challenges
  • Drive effective changes in System & silicon validation, and characterization of existing and new microprocessor SOC products
  • Drive improvements to the debug process based on the program learnings.    



  • Good understanding of x86 or other complex CPU architecture
  • Strong analytical skills, demonstrable experience in design of experiments to solve problems
  • Experience with Linux and Microsoft Operating Systems.
  • Experience in using Oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers, and JTAG based Debug Tools
  • Familiar with programming / scripting language (Python) 
  • Familiarity with pre-silicon environments (Verification, Emulation, Virtual Bring-Up) is a plus
  • Prior experience with Server system design and Validation, testing tools and environments is a plus
  • Exposure to industry standard IO interfaces (DDR, PCIe, SATA, USB, XGbE) is a plus



BS or MS degree in Electrical Engineering or related major with 5+ years of applicable experience.



Penang, Malaysia

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Requisition Number: 146863 
Country/Region/Location: Malaysia State/Province: Penang City: Penang 
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