PMC System Validation Architect

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.

The Role:

AMD is looking for a Senior Systems Validation Engineer to be a leader and partner in a small project team, responsible for pre- and post-silicon validation of the boot and platform management controller (PMC), which is at the heart of the next-generation Xilinx products at AMD. These Xilinx products are core components that enable a wide breadth of applications from AI/vision systems to data processing networks. AMD needs thoughtful, innovative, and thorough engineers who enjoy hands-on test development and debug. Engineers, who reap satisfaction from being part of a team that can deliver world-class silicon SoC devices, should apply. Bring your Verilog simulation, emulation, and scripting skills along with your expertise and ideas to effectively prove and deliver boot, peripheral interface, and platform power domain management functionality on which customer systems can rely.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Define the validation architecture and design the system necessary to validate the functionality of the PMC. Arrive at a system level test plan, that involves integrated IP, external component interfaces, and internal control/data paths to analyze function of the design tools and performance of the silicon
  • Work with the PMC architecture, design, and verification teams to identify use cases, vet specifications, capture and articulate usecase/solution details, develop pre-silicon and post-silicon test plan.
  • Manage the team and track the project schedules to build the validation environment. Develop and track pre-silicon and post-silicon test strategies and test plans
  • Lead the team to develop, and execute validation test cases on prototype emulation systems
  • Own the first silicon bring-up and direct necessary debug of silicon and supporting tools
  • Equip internal applications teams with IP/system knowledge for delivering quality software and tools.
  • Aid internal customer support teams with expertise and experiments to overcome design blockages


Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in managing a team and coordinating across cross functional organization.
  • Experience and judgment for developing test coverage for real-world systems scenarios
  • Experience in IP/SoC/systems pre-silicon and post-silicon validation
  • Experience with RTL (Verilog) simulation and test benches
  • Experience with prototyping/emulation systems
  • Experience with device bring-up and lab hardware debug of complex ASICs, FPGAs, or SoCs
  • Experience of the Xilinx Vivado design tools and SoC/FPGA devices
  • Familiarity with embedded processing systems, including experience with C code and Linux commands
  • Experience with scripting languages, such as Python and Tcl
  • Strong communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of Xilinx device boot methods is a plus


Academic Credentials:

-  BS/MS in Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering or equivalent field.



San Jose, CA




Requisition Number: 163801 
Country: United States State: California City: San Jose 
Job Function: Design

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