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Firmware Engineer - REMOTE

Company: AMD
Location: Garland
Posted on: August 1, 2022

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.

The Role

AGESA BIOS team at AMD is looking for a software/firmware developer to join the team and help develop pre-OS BIOS firmware and silicon initialization code. As part of the role, the BIOS engineer will work closely with other firmware developers and architects in designing and implementing X86 and/or ARM firmware that spans pre- and post-silicon for all AMD business units.

The Person

Passionate about firmware development on bare-metal or close to bare-metal environment. Need strong problem-solving skills, with a collaborative can-do attitude. Strong knowledge of computer architecture and low-level programming in C

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing, porting, debugging, and documenting core firmware support for various DRAM technologies including DDR4, LPDDR4/4x, DDR5, LPDDR5/5x RDIMM, LRDIMM, 3DS, etc., on AMD Desktop, Mobile, and Enterprise SoCs.
  • Supporting emulation/simulation teams during pre-silicon phase to validate memory hardware and firmware.
  • Working closely with hardware validation teams to optimize memory signal integrity, achieve highest possible performance and robust feature support.
  • Assist memory validation teams with debug from initial power-on to achieve full functionality of all features in a timely manner.
  • Developing custom memory firmware features for internal and external customers.
  • Engage with technical leads to understand firmware scope and work on implementation to meet schedules and milestones.
  • Work with internal and external teams to ensure highest level of quality and satisfaction throughout firmware lifecycle.
  • Must be well-organized, technically oriented, and a self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and coordinate activities with geographically distributed technical teams.
  • Desire to work and succeed on fast-paced and highly dynamic environments

    Bachelor's or Master's degree (preferred) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent with 6-10 years of experience

    Preferred Experience
    • Good understanding of firmware development cycle, integration and verification/validation for pre-si and post-si for SoC designs.
    • Expertise in low-level C programming & debugging for embedded systems.
    • Ability to methodically root-cause complex failure mechanisms at the IP, subsystem and/or system level.
    • Prior experience and/or exposure to testing platforms (Simulation and/or Emulation)
    • Prior involvement in board, processor, or ASIC bring-up.
    • Familiarity with memory industry standards and technologies such as JEDEC, SPD Data, I2C/I3C, DDR4/5, LPDDR4/4x/5/5x UDIMM, RDIMM, LRDIMM, 3DS, ECC, Mode Registers, Self-Refresh, etc.
    • Experience with or knowledge of DRAM Initialization/training algorithms, memory timings, addressing, overclocking, etc.
    • Experience in debugging memory initialization and training issues.
    • Experience in hardware/software interfaces and debugging sophisticated issues in CPU and firmware using JTAG, source code debuggers and other tools.
    • Experience with source control systems including git/gerrit
    • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
      Remote locations available:

      Atlanta, GA

      Austin, TX

      Bay Area, CA

      Boxborough, MA

      Houston, TX

      Maple Grove, MN

      Orlando, FL

      San Diego, CA

      Santa Clara, CA

      Wixom, MI

      Requisition Numbe r: 161468

      Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin

      Job Function: Design

      Benefits offered are described here .

      AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. We consider candidates regardless of 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. Please click here for more information.

Keywords: AMD, Garland , Firmware Engineer - REMOTE, Engineering , Garland, Texas

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