Sr. Systems Design Engineer

Location: San Jose, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Senior Systems Design Engineer- 153104


Job Description:

The Role:

The System Software, Integration & Validation group plays a key role in the development of test systems and hardware for test & characterization of Xilinx’s advanced device families.

Our most recent project has been for the ground-breaking Versal Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP), with ARM processing system and programmable logic.

We are looking for a Systems Design Engineer with a strong background in software to join the System-level Test team in San Jose.  You will be involved in the silicon life-cycle from testing of emulated next-generation RTL through to silicon verification and characterization.  You will have a view of the full system but also will become an expert in certain IP down to the register-level.  We are looking for someone who can span the range of able to develop device drivers in software to debug on hardware.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Enhance existing test software for system-level validation and verification of existing and new FPGA features.
  • Work with multiple teams to drive system-level bugs to resolution. 
  • Design, develop, implement, test, and verify systems based on Xilinx FPGAs with embedded MicroBlaze or ARM processors.
  • Provide feedback on architecture, use cases, IP design, tools, and documentation.
  • Determine design approaches and parameters to build complete systems for emulation, verification, validation and benchmarking of new silicon features at a system level. 
  • Help to develop novel methods for system-level modeling and verification.


Preferred Experience:

  • Excellent debugging skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in C and Verilog programming
  • Experience with firmware or device driver programming.
  • Experience understanding system use cases, determining requirements, and writing test specifications
  • Experience working in a Linux environment, Python, and TCL scripting
  • Experience with embedded systems and MicroBlaze or ARM architecture and assembly language
  • A solid understanding of Verification / Validation Methodologies
  • Emulation platform experience is a plus
  • Strong communication skills


Academic Credentials:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or Electrical/Computer Engineering or related equivalent field. 



Requisition Number: 153104 
Country: United States State: California City: San Jose 
Job Function: Design
Hiring Manager: Venkatesh Merugu

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