FIPS Security Software Firmware Engineer (107665)

Location: Santa Clara, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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FIPS Security Software/Firmware Engineer - 107665




With AMD's Client engineering teams, you will be exposed to the world’s best Desktop/PC and Mobile CPU, GPU and APU processors for accelerated system computing power. As an AMD Client Engineer you will have visibility to cutting edge multi-layered security features, H-Series processors optimized for gamers and creators, and U-Series processors optimized for thin and light notebooks. In addition, you will learn how AMD achieves unprecedented performance and battery life with 7nm “Zen 3” core architecture. Zen is delivering a 19% IPC and up to 26% gaming performance generational uplift, with power efficiency up to 2.8X greater than the performance-per-watt of our competition. Come join our world class client engineering team providing rapid career growth advancement, and access to cutting edge client technologies, through its year over year record-breaking market share, product performance and revenue gains!


PSP (Platform Security Processor) firmware team is one of the core teams of AMD. Our team is a software team responsible to protect and safeguard the entire ecosystem of Client BU, ranging from platform security, driver security to security analysis and response. We also closely partner with AMD hardware team to tailor and design the next generation of CPUs and APUs to keep software and hardware cooperating and create the next generation of cutting-edge technology suitable for our business partners.


AMD's Client Firmware Engineering team is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated, experienced security software or firmware engineer to develop and debug software/firmware solutions for AMD’s proprietary security processor embedded within the AMD System on Chip (SoC) designs and solid exposure and understanding of FIPS process and methodolgy..  





Must have the following experience to be considered for the role: C or C++ proficiency OR experience with ARM-based designs, and sound analytical skills to ensure robust AMD Security Processor firmware solutions.  

Nice to have: FIPS certification requirements.



  • Leading the software and/or firmware development on our AMD’s cutting edge technology: security processor
  • Provide technical guidance to junior engineers to derive a high-quality software stack


  • FIPS Process and Methodology
  • security design and implementation
  • Experience in 32-bit ARM firmware and/or ARM Trust Zone ™ technology 
  • Extensive experience with software/firmware security implementations
  • Experience with TPM technology preferred 
  • Knowledge and experience with hardware low-speed busses (I2C, LPC, UART)
  • C/ C++ programming experience 
  • Strong debug methodology and skills
  • Experience in Client BIOS or firmware architecture 
  • Experience in x86 architecture
  • Intimate knowledge of software development process methodology 
  • Strong analytical skills and debug methodology 
  • Possess the technical proficiency and confidence to clearly represent design ideas, complex problem descriptions and innovative solutions with other developers as well as customer teams.


BS + experience  or MS + experience or PhD + experience . Generates publication(s) relevant to areas of expertise

Santa Clara, California.


AMD is a government contractor and subcontractor. As required by Executive Order, our US employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s work location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by December 8, 2021. AMD will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request an exception from this requirement if you have a need for a religious and/or medical accommodation.



Requisition Number: 107665 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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