Sr. Firmware Engineer

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Staff Firmware Engineer - Data Center Security

The Role:

The Firmware Security Engineering group is responsible for developing Platform Security features across the software stack including device drivers, firmware, and application level interfaces. Specifically, within the Security group, the dGPU Platform Secure Group is responsible for the Security Stack that runs on the entire range of AMD Data Center Server bare-metal and virtualization solutions, enabling our customers to build driven solutions and driving the next innovation in ExaScale computing.

Our team is committed to developing talent to its full potential. If you are looking to engage in a fast paced encouraging environment, allowing you to strengthen your skills in the security domain, while providing opportunities for experience with both device driver and embedded development - then this team is for you!


The Person:

As a member of the Firmware Security Engineering group you will participate in all aspects of development life cycle, engaging on parallel assignments spanning Firmware stack, developing embedded firmware and device drivers, working closely with a wide range of HW, SW and validation teams.You will be responsible for developing security centric features on various Data Center SOCs by demonstrating low level HW and SW debug tools, and evolve those towards production quality. There will be opportunities to become a specialist in ARM / RISC-V Firmware Development, Bootloader development, RTOS, Cryptography, CPU to GPU communication, CPU Secure Virtualization solutions, as well as Pre-Silicon development environments such as Simulators, FPGAs and Emulation Platforms. In addition to Firmware development, there are a number of QA initiatives in flight within the team which you will be exposed to such as CI/CD and Google Test for Firmware Unit test development. Experience in these areas will be considered an asset for the role.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage as a phenomenal teammate, always ready to seek new challenges
  • Demonstrate AGILE methodologies and best practices for Software Engineering
  • Design and Implement Embedded SOC Firmware + Platform BIOS Firmware and x86 interface drivers
  • Develop new software features and improvements within pre-silicon environments
  • Actively participate in design reviews and architectural discussions


Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with SW development in C / C++
  • Experience or strong interest with low-level programming and debugging
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Great teammate able to handle multiple assignments will minimal direction
  • Critical thinking and ability to apply problem solving to real world challenges
  • Experience with embedded firmware development on ARM or x86 microprocessors
  • Familiarity with pre-silicon validation on FPGAs or simulation environments along with ASIC bring-up will be considered an asset
  • 5+ years of hands on experience with low level development in C / C++
  • Knowledge of Cryptography, Platform Security, Virtualisation concepts will be considered an asset
  • Excellent communications skills: verbal, written and interpersonal


Academic Credentials:

University degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related subject area, + 5-7 years of proven experience.



Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Markham, Ontario, Canada



Requisition Number: 157822 
Country: Canada Province: British Columbia City: Vancouver 
Job Function:Design


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