Software Development Engineer - REMOTE

Location: Roseville, California, 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 Role: 

AMD is seeking a Software development Engineer of security expertise to improve its Product Security Office with penetration testing, security analysts, security minded firmware developers and architects, incident responders, and secure development lifecycle specialists. 


This is a very dynamic and fast-paced engineering environment where you will be leading and participating in a wide variety of results-oriented product development projects, security incident responses, penetration testing, and red-teaming of AMD products. 


The Person: 

As a Software development engineer, you will be part of the design team working with the AMD Product Security Office. Your responsibility is to technically lead or participate in the development of security related firmware, features, TEEs, OEM integrations, and system hardware from inception to production.  


AMD is looking for a proven capability to closely work with power eco-system partners, the open source community, security researchers, and academics to develop, test, validate, threat model, and analyze AMD’s security posture. This includes developing firmware and hardware designs that are resilient to future attacks.  


This position requires an outstanding background of security, firmware, debug skills, communication skills, ability to prototype, ability to develop, ability to adapt researcher software for the AMD environment, and to clear articulate both the technical issues and the potential security risks associated with the implementation. 


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Demonstrated programming capabilities in one or more languages such as C, C++, assembly, Python, etc. 
  • Demonstrated problem solving capabilities and able to readily applies critical thinking. 
  • Demonstrated communication skill and ability to articulate technical issues. 
  • Willingness to learn and achieve results through a multi-disciplined, worldwide organization 
  • Experience of micro-controller and its interaction with firmware. 
  • Experience using firmware and hardware development tools (emulators, trace, version control, oscilloscopes, compilers, linkers, and analyzers). 
  • Self-motivated and be able to comprehend and apply new knowledge quickly and effectively on the job. 
  • Demonstrated communication skill and ability to articulate technical issues. 
  • Experience in successful deployment of emerging market products. 
  • Willingness to learn and achieve results through a multi-disciplined, worldwide organization. 
  • Solid experience and knowledge of security concepts. 
  • Experience with firmware, APIs, applications, OSes and their interactions within Windows, Linux, gaming, compute, and virtualization environments. 
  • Must be self-driven, collaborative, and a strong team player with technical leadership skills to support efficient performance with excellent teamwork, communication, and organization skills.  


Preferred Experience: 

  • Experience and knowledge of cryptography with strong interest in its application in hardware, firmware and software 
  • Familiarity with security related standards like  
  • TCG (TPM, CyRes, Server, PC Client),  
  • NIST (HSM, Resiliency, Key Strengths, FIPS) 
  • Common Criteria Profiles for embedded devices 
  • Working experience on various symmetric & asymmetric encryption algorithm. 


Academic Credentials: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and 8+ years experience, or  
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering and 5+ years experience, or  
  • PhD and 3+ years of experience or equivalent education and experience. 


REMOTE Locations: 

Roseville, CA 

Austin, TX 

San Diego, CA 

Bay Area, CA 



Requisition Number: 143581 
Country: United States State: California City: Roseville 
Job Function: Design


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