Diagnostics Engineer

Location: San Jose, 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.

Diagnostics Engineer


The Company:

AMD's newest acquisition Pensando is a leading provider of data center networking technology. Pensando's distributed services platform will expand AMD's data center product portfolio with a high-performance data processing unit (DPU) and software stack that are already deployed at scale across cloud and enterprise customers including Goldman Sachs, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Oracle


We are hiring engineers to help contribute to rapidly expanding and innovative chip designs in both 7nm and 5nm process technologies. We are developing cutting-edge domain specific processors for the IAAS and smart-switch markets that leverage the P4 programming language to provide software-defined features and scale but with hard-wired performance attributes. Applications include advanced PCIe, networking, storage, and security virtualization services for both the public and private cloud markets.


The Role:

As a Diagnostics Engineer you will participate in the definition and implementation of the initial framework, and Diagnostics tests created from scratch. This Diagnostics Engineer will contribute in all phases of the product test processes, including reviewing for testability and diagnosability, bring up of a new ASICs, boards, and manufacturing Diagnostics creation.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Design, develop, and execute manufacturing tests

  • Work with the ASIC, SW, FW, QA, and hardware teams to ensure highest quality manufacturing Diagnostics being delivered to manufacturing

  • Work with the manufacturing teams to fit the Diagnostics within the manufacturing processes

  • Analyze manufacturing collected data, identify non-conformance trends, generate concise executive summaries, and recommend design improvements

  • Contribute to overall test plan oversight, including definition of test coverage requirements, test plan generation, approval, execution, and archival of results

  • Deploy diagnostic regression package to contract manufacturer, work with factory test engineers to stabilize production issues

  • As appropriate, develop software tests at module level in Python, and TCL

  • Curios, team player, and willing to learn.

  • BS in CS/EE or equivalent


Preferred Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience Diagnostics development in high volume environment

  • Ability to programmatically test the product using low level programming, measure test coverage, develop the best automation, drive testability and diagnosability into the product

  • Some experience with open source tools

  • API automation testing including working experience with unit test automation frameworks

  • knowledge of software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle, including Agile methodologies, coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.

  • Development experience and familiarity with embedded systems, x86 and embedded processor chipsets, and programmable devices. Experience with PCI-Express, Ethernet, and other protocols

  • Demonstrated excellence in C & C++ design and embedded systems programming. Able to perform silicon level hardware and firmware debugging using an oscilloscope, logic analyzer, JTAG, beagle, etc.

  • Knowledge of Unix tools and common script languages, ideally including Python, and Perl

  • Some knowledge of manufacturing test processes and support for manufacturing test development and factory debug requirements

  • Experience with IC2 device drivers and device programming

  • Strong oral and written communication skills


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Milpitas, CA



Requisition Number: 168884 
Country: United States State: California City: San Jose 
Job Function: Design

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