Graphics Firmware Systems Design Engineer

| Austin, TX, USA
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We care deeply about transforming lives with AMD technology to enrich our industry, our communities, and the world. Our mission is to build great products that accelerate next-generation computing experiences - the building blocks for the data center, artificial intelligence, PCs, gaming and embedded. Underpinning our mission is the AMD culture. We push the limits of innovation to solve the world's most important challenges. We strive for execution excellence while being direct, humble, collaborative, and inclusive of diverse perspectives.

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We are looking for a dynamic, energetic Systems Design Engineer to join our growing team. As a key contributor to the success of AMD's products, you will be part of a leading team to drive and improve AMD's abilities to deliver the highest quality, industry-leading technologies to market. The Systems Design Engineering team fosters and encourages continuous technical innovation to showcase successes as well as facilitate continuous career development.


As a Systems Design Engineer, you will drive scalable and automated solutions. In this high visibility position, your systems engineering expertise will be necessary to define products, develop solutions, assess root causes, and produce solution resolutions.


  • Design, develop, and debug Graphics BIOS firmware for graphics processors based on hardware specifications and requirements.
  • Help create internal tools to make development more efficient and improve quality.
  • Drive technical innovation to enhance AMD's capabilities in product development and validation, including developing tools and scripts, improving methods, and supporting various initiatives.
  • Debug issues during the SOC (System on a Chip) program, bring-up, validation, and production phases.
  • Work closely with technical support teams.
  • Engage in other software/hardware modeling frameworks.
  • Lead collaborative efforts with multiple teams.
  • Ensure work is delivered on time.
  • Work with management and off-site teams to co-develop the complete product solution.


  • Experience with firmware or system software development.
  • Strong understanding of graphics processor architecture.
  • Hands-on knowledge of Assembly and standard C language.
  • Experience with frame buffers.
  • Familiarity with the PCI Express bus protocol.
  • Previous experience in firmware development environments.
  • Knowledge of source code management tools like Perforce.
  • Solid understanding of PC architecture, including x86 processors, chipsets, DRAM architecture, PCI, PCI-X, PCI Express, ACPI, multiprocessor systems, power management, I2C, and system management.
  • Expertise in Assembly programming and debugging tools.
  • Excellent programming skills in machine language, low-level code, C/C++, and Python.
  • Proficiency in debug techniques and methodologies.
  • Experience with common lab equipment, such as protocol/logic analyzers and oscilloscopes.
  • Experience with board/platform-level debugging, including delivery, sequencing, analysis, and optimization.
  • Knowledge of system architecture, technical debugging, and validation strategies.


Min 4+ years of experience with a Bachelor's or Masters's degree in electrical or computer engineering, or a related field


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.

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