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Sr. Firmware Engineer


This is a Contract position in Texas City, TX posted January 17, 2022.

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The AGESA BIOS team at AMD is looking for a firmware developer to join the team, responsible for developing 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 across various IPs in designing and implementing X86 and/or ARM firmware that spans pre and post-silicon for all AMD SoCs.

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. Proven understanding of computer architecture and low-level programming in C

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for firmware development and feature enablement in the SOC, including design, documentation, unit testing and debug for pre and post silicon support.
  • Work with architects and other IP leads to determine firmware scope and implementation details to meet firmware deliverables schedules and milestones
  • Engage with various teams to provide debug support in the emulation, simulation and post-silicon environment
  • Work with internal and external teams to ensure the highest level of quality and happiness throughout firmware lifecycle.
  • Must be well-organized, technically oriented, and a self-starter with a proven track record to work collaboratively and coordinate activities with geographically distributed technical teams.
  • Desire to work and succeed on fast-paced and highly dynamic environments

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.
  • Strong background in computer architecture
  • Ability to methodically root-cause sophisticated 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.
  • 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.

Academic credentials:

Bachelor’s or master’s degree (preferred) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent with 1- 5 years of proven track record


Austin, TX

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