Principal, Platform Debug Architect

Jun 16, 2024
Austin, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work


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Post-Silicon  Debug Architect  

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Debug team in the Server Platform Solution Engineering Group team is looking for a Post-Silicon debug architect to accelerate debug in AMD and to drive innovation in the debug space in AMD flag products. The scope includes hands-on work with cutting edge server hardware and software technologies in a challenging environment leading up to platform launch. In this role you will work with design, architecture, validation and manufacturing engineering teams to solve critical issues to meet customer quality expectations. Additionally, you will contribute to the development of AMD's internal data center debug infrastructure.  

 

THE PERSON:

The individual has a strong understanding of the general silicon engineering process, from concept to tape-out and then production. A successful candidate must have outstanding verbal, as well as written, communication skills.

 

 

Job Duties:

  • The debug lead is expected to provide root cause analysis for logical, performance, firmware, circuit marginality and manufacturing defects.
  • Define and validate workarounds for silicon bugs.
  • Improve debug capabilities and methodology over time by identifying common challenges or impediments to efficient debug and working with partner organizations to drive innovation in silicon architecture, design, tools and methods.
  • Manage and track technical issues, risks and priorities. Manage customer and executive communications, including program status, risks and opportunities.
  • Mentor and train engineers in x86 and debug techniques.

Required qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience Developing SoC (design, architecture, pre-silicon Validation or post-silicon validation)
  • A thorough understanding of datacenter industry technologies and their software stack.
  • Strong knowledge of X86 architecture, Power management, SoC design, cache coherency protocols and Data Center industry standard busses (PCIE, CXL, etc).
  • Exceptional understanding of platform hardware, operating system, device drivers and system BIOS interactions.
  • Knowledgeable in DFD and DFT technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience defining and coding debug tools.
  • Strong probability and statistics background including DOE’s.
  • Innovation Track of record (publications and patents)

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in electrical or computer engineering 

 

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.

Post-Silicon  Debug Architect  

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Debug team in the Server Platform Solution Engineering Group team is looking for a Post-Silicon debug architect to accelerate debug in AMD and to drive innovation in the debug space in AMD flag products. The scope includes hands-on work with cutting edge server hardware and software technologies in a challenging environment leading up to platform launch. In this role you will work with design, architecture, validation and manufacturing engineering teams to solve critical issues to meet customer quality expectations. Additionally, you will contribute to the development of AMD's internal data center debug infrastructure.  

 

THE PERSON:

The individual has a strong understanding of the general silicon engineering process, from concept to tape-out and then production. A successful candidate must have outstanding verbal, as well as written, communication skills.

 

 

Job Duties:

  • The debug lead is expected to provide root cause analysis for logical, performance, firmware, circuit marginality and manufacturing defects.
  • Define and validate workarounds for silicon bugs.
  • Improve debug capabilities and methodology over time by identifying common challenges or impediments to efficient debug and working with partner organizations to drive innovation in silicon architecture, design, tools and methods.
  • Manage and track technical issues, risks and priorities. Manage customer and executive communications, including program status, risks and opportunities.
  • Mentor and train engineers in x86 and debug techniques.

Required qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience Developing SoC (design, architecture, pre-silicon Validation or post-silicon validation)
  • A thorough understanding of datacenter industry technologies and their software stack.
  • Strong knowledge of X86 architecture, Power management, SoC design, cache coherency protocols and Data Center industry standard busses (PCIE, CXL, etc).
  • Exceptional understanding of platform hardware, operating system, device drivers and system BIOS interactions.
  • Knowledgeable in DFD and DFT technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience defining and coding debug tools.
  • Strong probability and statistics background including DOE’s.
  • Innovation Track of record (publications and patents)

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in electrical or computer engineering 

 

LOCATION:

Austin, TX

 

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