Firmware Engineer

Mar 22, 2024
Austin, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work


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THE ROLE: 

AMD’s Server Firmware team is looking for a Firmware Security Architect/Engineer to architect, design, and integrate firmware security solutions for AMD server products.  You will join a team of proven security focused architects and developers to help eliminate firmware attack points.  You will be asked to evaluate and address security vulnerabilities as they are detected, architecting and developing the resolution, as well as drafting the CVE and determining accurate CVSS scores. 

 

THE PERSON: 

We are looking for a Firmware Developer/Architect with proven industry experience hardening firmware to prevent and address security vulnerabilities.  The candidate will have industry experience defining threat models, evaluating attack surfaces, and assigning CVE/CVSS descriptions and scores.  The engineer will have experience in embedded firmware and pre-boot environment (eg: UEFI, CoreBoot).  Experience with industry common practices in vulnerability detection and mitigation is critical.

 

The engineer will engage as an active team player, provide leadership to developers, and always be ready to take on new challenges.  The engineer will drive design reviews, firmware quality improvements, and architectural discussions.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Experience with computer architecture.
  • Experience with preboot (eg UEFI), embedded firmware, or device driver development.
  • Experience with source control systems such as git.
  • Experience in hardware/software interfaces and debugging sophisticated issues in CPU and firmware using JTAG, source code debuggers and other tools.
  • Experience with security related technologies such as Secure Boot, TPM, AES, DES, RSA, AMD Secure Memory Encryption, AMD Secure Encrypted virtualization.
  • Experiences working with RTOS and other embedded OS environments.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working on server platforms.
  • Well versed in software engineering practices.
  • Experience with DDR, SPI, eSPI, I2C, LPC, and PCIe.
  • Ability to work independently under tight deadlines, responding to changing business and technical conditions with minimal direction.
  • 10+ years BIOS/Firmware Development experience
  • 5+ years of experience with security threat modelling.
  • An understanding of recent public industry security exploits.
  • Excellent communications skills: verbal, written and interpersonal.

 

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS: 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (preferred) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent 

 

 

LOCATION:  Austin, TX

 

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At AMD, your base pay is one part of your total rewards package.  Your base pay will depend on where your skills, qualifications, experience, and location fit into the hiring range for the position. You may be eligible for incentives based upon your role such as either an annual bonus or sales incentive. Many AMD employees have the opportunity to own shares of AMD stock, as well as a discount when purchasing AMD stock if voluntarily participating in AMD’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You’ll also be eligible for competitive benefits described in more detail here.

 

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.

At AMD, your base pay is one part of your total rewards package.  Your base pay will depend on where your skills, qualifications, experience, and location fit into the hiring range for the position. You may be eligible for incentives based upon your role such as either an annual bonus or sales incentive. Many AMD employees have the opportunity to own shares of AMD stock, as well as a discount when purchasing AMD stock if voluntarily participating in AMD’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You’ll also be eligible for competitive benefits described in more detail here.

 

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.

THE ROLE: 

AMD’s Server Firmware team is looking for a Firmware Security Architect/Engineer to architect, design, and integrate firmware security solutions for AMD server products.  You will join a team of proven security focused architects and developers to help eliminate firmware attack points.  You will be asked to evaluate and address security vulnerabilities as they are detected, architecting and developing the resolution, as well as drafting the CVE and determining accurate CVSS scores. 

 

THE PERSON: 

We are looking for a Firmware Developer/Architect with proven industry experience hardening firmware to prevent and address security vulnerabilities.  The candidate will have industry experience defining threat models, evaluating attack surfaces, and assigning CVE/CVSS descriptions and scores.  The engineer will have experience in embedded firmware and pre-boot environment (eg: UEFI, CoreBoot).  Experience with industry common practices in vulnerability detection and mitigation is critical.

 

The engineer will engage as an active team player, provide leadership to developers, and always be ready to take on new challenges.  The engineer will drive design reviews, firmware quality improvements, and architectural discussions.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Experience with computer architecture.
  • Experience with preboot (eg UEFI), embedded firmware, or device driver development.
  • Experience with source control systems such as git.
  • Experience in hardware/software interfaces and debugging sophisticated issues in CPU and firmware using JTAG, source code debuggers and other tools.
  • Experience with security related technologies such as Secure Boot, TPM, AES, DES, RSA, AMD Secure Memory Encryption, AMD Secure Encrypted virtualization.
  • Experiences working with RTOS and other embedded OS environments.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working on server platforms.
  • Well versed in software engineering practices.
  • Experience with DDR, SPI, eSPI, I2C, LPC, and PCIe.
  • Ability to work independently under tight deadlines, responding to changing business and technical conditions with minimal direction.
  • 10+ years BIOS/Firmware Development experience
  • 5+ years of experience with security threat modelling.
  • An understanding of recent public industry security exploits.
  • Excellent communications skills: verbal, written and interpersonal.

 

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS: 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (preferred) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent 

 

 

LOCATION:  Austin, TX

 

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