Firmware Engineer

May 18, 2022
Markham, Canada
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

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:

This is an excellent opportunity to work on a growing team passionate about firmware that is important to all of AMD’s product lines spanning from server to Radeon graphics and semi-custom ASICs. As member of the ICT Firmware Engineering Team you will be part of the development group supporting cutting edge interconnect technology in both pre and post silicon environments. This team is also responsible for firmware transformation initiatives to propel the firmware organization to the next level. Working in this team is an excellent career chance to create a big difference where contributions will get noticed widely.


The Person:

To be successful in this role, you will have strong firmware development background and outstanding technical knowledge, complemented with problem solving and organization skills, communication and presentation skills. Hardware experience and knowledge is a strong asset in this deeply embedded application.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Technical owner for firmware for supporting next generation interconnect technologies both for AMD proprietary and industry standards like PCIe, CXL, and USB4.
  • Engage as a teammate and work closely with multi-functional teams such as BIOS, power management, architecture, design, and verification on delivery of integrated firmware solutions.
  • Develop low level firmware for embedded systems in an RTOS environment.
  • Support pre- and post– silicon as well as production cycle efforts
  • Develop and support full design cycle of embedded firmware solutions including architecture, validation and production


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8+ years device driver or embedded firmware development experience
  • Specialist in C, strong in C++ or Scripting languages.
  • Hands on experience with end-to-end Firmware from pre to post-silicon and production cycle.
  • Demonstrated proficiencies with firmware lab debug, triaging and implementation of bug fixes for silicon bring-up, through production.
  • Well versed in software engineering practices.
  • Ability to work independently under tight deadlines with minimal direction.
  • Excellent verbal communication and written, presentation skills.
  • Understanding of hardware and software system integration.
  • Strong analytical, debug, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with FW integration testing and debug in pre and post silicon.
  • Knowledge of verification flows including System Verilog, UVM and Emulation.
  • Knowledge of ASIC architecture and digital design/flow concepts.
  • Working knowledge of UNIX, Linux, Windows


Educational Credentials:

Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering/Engineering Science or Computer Science.



Requisition Number: 161561 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


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