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Firmware Development Technical Lead

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted May 12, 2024.

WHAT YOU DO AT AMD CHANGES EVERYTHING We care deeply about transforming lives with AMD technology to enrich our industry, our communities, and the world. Our mission is to build great products that accelerate next-generation computing experiences – the building blocks for the data center, artificial intelligence, PCs, gaming and embedded. Underpinning our mission is the AMD culture. We push the limits of innovation to solve the world’s most important challenges. We strive for execution excellence while being direct, humble, collaborative, and inclusive of diverse perspectives. AMD together we advance_ The Role: This position is crucial to AMD’s Data Center Product Road Map and will be passionate about providing critical diagnostics for the next generation of AMD’s flagship Data Center products. AMD's environment is fast paced, results oriented and built upon a legion of forward-thinking people with a passion for winning technology! We have competitive benefit packages and an award-winning culture. Join us! The Person: A successful candidate will have solid software methodologies, firmware design expertise, deep technical knowledge, and organizational skills. The candidate will interact across multiple teams to ensure on schedule defect-free system firmware, push and accelerate AMD’s time to market. A candidate must possess technical proficiency and interpersonal confidence to represent design ideas to complex problems and innovative solutions with other developers as well as with non-firmware focused silicon teams. Experience in a technical leadership role is preferred. Key Responsibilities: Provide end-to-end ownership of the quality, coverage, and completeness of Diagnostics solution to multiple programs. Highlights project goals, strategies, risks, and key requirements of Diagnostics, tools, and framework to help PMs, Managers, IP validation architects and Framework architects to create their test plans. Owns the Diagnostics pre-silicon emulation strategy and planning across Simnow, FPGA and Emulation models, including the RTL coverage requirements before silicon tape out, Diagnostics verification strategy and requirement before silicon back. Owns the SoC system level feature verification methodology and planning. Driving the technical requirements to achieve the feature coverage and hardware bug capture targets. Collaborate with cross functional teams, stakeholders to achieve the key program milestones, such as bring up, all features enablement, performance profiling, production support etc., with desired coverage metrics from Diagnostics. Provide Diagnostics support to external customers and customer engineering. Preferred Experience: Proven experience with IP and SoC verification, software development with the ability to closely interact with hardware designers Excellent understanding of processors based on SoC architecture, including processor, system IO, memory, engine IP (e.g., graphics, display, video codec etc.), security block, to identify the critical areas for focus of SoC & IP verification Proficient in verifying complex IP blocks and system level functions/features for SoC by writing C/C++ programs Strong mix of large-scale software development ability and hardware understanding Experienced with source controls systems like Perforce and GIT Familiar with Linux, knowledge and experience of device driver or firmware development is preferred Strong system level debugging and testing skills, and capability to quickly identify problems and provide robust solutions Hands-on experience with SoC bring up Academic Credentials: BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering preferred Location: Markham #LI-AJ1 #LI-HYBRID Benefits offered are described: AMD benefits at a glance. AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity, inclusive employers and will consider all applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third-party affiliation, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective laws throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.