Lead Firmware Engineer - 79438

Location: Santa Clara, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Lead Firmware Engineer - 79438

The Role:


Do you have a drive for Firmware Development?


AMD's Client Firmware Engineering team is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated, experienced security firmware engineer to develop and debug firmware solutions for AMD’s proprietary security processor embedded within the AMD System on Chip (SoC) designs.


The Person:


We are looking for someone who can combine technical prowess and experience in the areas of Trust Zone Technology and security with leadership and vision resulting in outstanding solutions for SoC security, manageability, power management, and device initialization solutions. Able to bring to bear security experience, technical leadership, strong written and verbal communication skills as well as Embedded C or C++ proficiency, experience with ARM-based designs, and sound analytical skills to ensure robust AMD Security Processor firmware solutions. The candidate must possess the technical proficiency and interpersonal confidence to technically clearly represent design ideas, sophisticated problem descriptions and innovative solutions with other developers as well as customer teams.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Technical leadership
  • Driving development methodologies and process
  • Setting the tone for communication and documentation
  • Delivering next generation security designs for SoC solutions


Preferred Experience:


  • In-depth embedded firmware/RTOS development a must
  • Experience in information security design and implementation
  • Experience in 32-bit ARM firmware and/or ARM Trust Zone ™ technology
  • Extensive experience with firmware security implementations and 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


Academic Credentials:


  • BS + 5-7 years or MS + 3-5 years or PhD + 1 year.
  • Generates publication(s) relevant to areas of expertise




Santa Clara, California

Full relocation services provided.

Outstanding health and wellbeing benefits provided!




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