Principal Systems / Test Validation Engineer - 81684

Location: Santa Clara, 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.




  • Debug and seek and resolve any system-level hardware, software and firmware issues, that may occur in test environments
  • Reproduce flagged issues, perform analysis, diagnose and root-case of reported failures
  • Execute post-silicon characterization, optimization and measurement of power and performance features Develop test plans, methodologies and tools to support post-Si activities
  • Proactively drive continuous improvement for post-silicon power and performance activities
  • Collaborate with SW and FW teams to seek said issues in a timely manner
  • Strong system level debug knowledge.
  • Good experience with lab equipment such as an oscilloscope.



  • Must excel in a dynamic team working environment
  • Excellent PC x86 Architecture experience and excellent system level knowledge of the following: GPU/CPU Processor, Memory, PCI-Express, HDMI, Display Port, SATA, USB etc.
  • Highly motivated, innovative individual with a keen interest in finding and resolving silicon/platform issues.
  • Experience in programming and/or scripting languages (E.g. C++, Perl, Python, Shell)
  • Experience with software and/or hardware debug tools
  • Understanding of power/thermal management Good understanding of PC platform hardware, Operating System, Device Driver, Video BIOS and System BIOS interactions is important
  • Hands-on experience in troubleshooting and debugging HW and/or SW issues, Strong interpersonal, time management and multitasking skills are required
  • Hands-on experience in troubleshooting and debugging HW and/or SW issues, Strong interpersonal, time management and multitasking skills are required



  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or computer science



Santa Clara, CA



Requisition Number: 81684 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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