System Firmware Architect
Santa Clara, CA 
Posted 6 days ago
Job Description

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.

System Bios Firmware Architect - 147745

The Role:

We are looking for a System Firmware Architect to join our System Firmware Design team and work on System firmware, BIOS, Security and Power Features for high-performance microprocessor design projects. We deliver world-class, state of the art power-efficient designs to compute systems ranging from cutting edge client personal computers to next generation gaming solutions!

The Person:

The person for this role would need problem-solving skills with strong attention to detail. Be able to use previous System knowledge obtained and contribute and collaborate closely with system/SOC hardware architects, firmware, BIOS and software programmers and product, test and validation engineers.

Key Responsibilities:

Help Lead, develop and drive innovative solutions to support power-efficient designs from early definition to program execution. Work end-to-end delivering complex system firmware feature algorithm architecture from proof-of-concept prototyping to post-silicon bring-up characterization and final preparation for productization.

  • Lead the System Firmware Architecture for the complete program.
  • Lead the debug effort for System features.
  • Drive feature definition and implement prototypes
  • Develop system level models and use cases
  • Document specifications and test hardware solutions.

Preferred Experience:

  • Proven experience working on complex system architecture delivering solutions across system firmware and software stack.
  • Experience with power, embedded microcontroller firmware development, hardware test and verification environments
  • Pre silicon and Post Silicon Debug experience using Simulation, Emulation tools.
  • Experience in microprocessor and computer architecture, power firmware algorithm development, electrical characterization for production and power software, through academic research or previous internships
  • Familiarity with chip design tools including RTL and Verilog
  • Programming skills in either C or C++ as well as scripting with Perl or Python, for example, and experience with modeling
  • Familiarity with both Windows and UNIX platforms
  • Programming Algorithms


BE-CS/BE-EE or MS - CS/ EE 7+years experience working on complex system architecture delivering solutions across system firmware and software stack.

Location: Austin TX Santa Clara, CA and Markham ON Canada


Requisition Number: 147745
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara
Job Function: Design

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
7+ years
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