Systems Design Emulation Lead

Jul 03, 2024
Austin, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work


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THE ROLE:

This role is in AMD’s Strategic Silicon Solutions (S3) Business Unit, where we are seeking an energetic, experienced System Engineering Shift Left/Emulation Technical Lead to join our growing team where past products include game consoles such as the Sony PS5, Valve Steam Deck, and the Xbox Series X.

 

As a key contributor to the success of AMD’s strategic direction and technical growth, you will be responsible for driving and supporting our team in validating silicon designs and implementing new Shift Left initiative technologies. You will foster and encourage continuous technical innovation, including enablement of new SOC and Enterprise Emulation technologies, improving pre-silicon IP and system validation coverage, and cultivating new software enablement. In addition, the candidate will plan and implement shift left work for upcoming S3 products, and tightly coordinate and work with the program-specific technical leads including the product Lead System Engineer and product Silicon Evaluation Lead.

 

THE PERSON:

The needs of this role require the candidate to have an in-depth understanding of microprocessor product development, as well as being able to solve multiple concurrent complex problems on aggressive timelines. This technical leader must have excellent collaboration and communication skills. The candidate must have a proven track record of working well across teams and delivering projects to completion.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directed focus on the goals of improving product time-to-market, quality of hardware, firmware, software, lowering development costs
  • Work with various pre-silicon tools and concepts such as emulation, FPGA, software models, N-1 silicon usage, etc., including pre-to-post-silicon initiatives
  • Contribute to high-priority issue debug and execution on critical projects
  • Support junior team members in developing their technical knowledge and debug skills
  • Drive new capabilities and technologies to effectively enhance system validation quality and coverage prior to silicon arrival
  • Drive Shift Left execution, partnering with the SEL (Chief Engineering team) and LSE (Systems Engineering)
  • Lead defining shift left strategies for new products with new customers
  • Drive quality improvements upstream to the SOC, IP, FW, and product engineering teams
  • Define key metrics to facilitate and track improvements
  • Collaborate with other business units within AMD to share learning and best practices

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • 10+ years of semiconductor development with focused experience in emulation and other shift left technologies and processes
  • Knowledge of computer system architecture and microprocessor development
  • Demonstrated success in product verification, emulation, and post silicon validation
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to structure and execute complex analysis, draw insights, and communicate summary findings/recommendations to senior management and to AMD customers
  • Ability to network, build relationships, and drive effective decision-making across multiple functions and levels within the organization
  • Highly organized, able to prioritize, and juggle multiple work streams to tight deadlines

 

Assets

  • Strong understanding of firmware components, OS (Linux, Windows, Android), and Driver-level interactions at the system level, including their common failure points in the context of emulation environments, and debug methodologies available to resolve these issues
  • Familiarity with Git, GitLab/GitHub and other software repository frameworks and methodologies, their best practices, and pitfalls
  • Technical understanding of Graphics, Display, Multimedia, PCIe, System Management, Power Management, or Security/Crypto architecture & design including their limitations in a pre-silicon environment and ways to work around them

 

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS:

Bachelors or Higher Accreditation in CE, CS, EE, or related fields with 10+ years of industry experience

Location:  Austin, TX

Hybrid/Remote Flexible

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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:

This role is in AMD’s Strategic Silicon Solutions (S3) Business Unit, where we are seeking an energetic, experienced System Engineering Shift Left/Emulation Technical Lead to join our growing team where past products include game consoles such as the Sony PS5, Valve Steam Deck, and the Xbox Series X.

 

As a key contributor to the success of AMD’s strategic direction and technical growth, you will be responsible for driving and supporting our team in validating silicon designs and implementing new Shift Left initiative technologies. You will foster and encourage continuous technical innovation, including enablement of new SOC and Enterprise Emulation technologies, improving pre-silicon IP and system validation coverage, and cultivating new software enablement. In addition, the candidate will plan and implement shift left work for upcoming S3 products, and tightly coordinate and work with the program-specific technical leads including the product Lead System Engineer and product Silicon Evaluation Lead.

 

THE PERSON:

The needs of this role require the candidate to have an in-depth understanding of microprocessor product development, as well as being able to solve multiple concurrent complex problems on aggressive timelines. This technical leader must have excellent collaboration and communication skills. The candidate must have a proven track record of working well across teams and delivering projects to completion.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directed focus on the goals of improving product time-to-market, quality of hardware, firmware, software, lowering development costs
  • Work with various pre-silicon tools and concepts such as emulation, FPGA, software models, N-1 silicon usage, etc., including pre-to-post-silicon initiatives
  • Contribute to high-priority issue debug and execution on critical projects
  • Support junior team members in developing their technical knowledge and debug skills
  • Drive new capabilities and technologies to effectively enhance system validation quality and coverage prior to silicon arrival
  • Drive Shift Left execution, partnering with the SEL (Chief Engineering team) and LSE (Systems Engineering)
  • Lead defining shift left strategies for new products with new customers
  • Drive quality improvements upstream to the SOC, IP, FW, and product engineering teams
  • Define key metrics to facilitate and track improvements
  • Collaborate with other business units within AMD to share learning and best practices

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • 10+ years of semiconductor development with focused experience in emulation and other shift left technologies and processes
  • Knowledge of computer system architecture and microprocessor development
  • Demonstrated success in product verification, emulation, and post silicon validation
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to structure and execute complex analysis, draw insights, and communicate summary findings/recommendations to senior management and to AMD customers
  • Ability to network, build relationships, and drive effective decision-making across multiple functions and levels within the organization
  • Highly organized, able to prioritize, and juggle multiple work streams to tight deadlines

 

Assets

  • Strong understanding of firmware components, OS (Linux, Windows, Android), and Driver-level interactions at the system level, including their common failure points in the context of emulation environments, and debug methodologies available to resolve these issues
  • Familiarity with Git, GitLab/GitHub and other software repository frameworks and methodologies, their best practices, and pitfalls
  • Technical understanding of Graphics, Display, Multimedia, PCIe, System Management, Power Management, or Security/Crypto architecture & design including their limitations in a pre-silicon environment and ways to work around them

 

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS:

Bachelors or Higher Accreditation in CE, CS, EE, or related fields with 10+ years of industry experience

Location:  Austin, TX

Hybrid/Remote Flexible

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