Platform Emulation Engineer

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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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AMD is seeking a Platform Emulation Engineer to join our Data Center GPU organization. Our products support the rapidly scaling Data Center and High-Performance Compute infrastructure. You will be an integral member of the Platform emulation team responsible for emulation infrastructure development, execution and debug of critical firmware used in our HPC and ML products, developing test plans and execute test cases to enhance silicon test coverage, train and support validation teams on emulation technology, build and execute industry standard HPC benchmarks and applications on the emulator.


As a platform emulation engineer you will have an opportunity to work on bleeding edge SoC architecture and technology, and participate in development of emulation infrastructure to enable pre-silicon activities to ensure high quality Silicon and fast time to market. You will work alongside our team of innovative engineers to support the deployment of AMD's Instinct ML products targeting Supercomputers and Data Center workloads.


  • CPU/GPU Firmware/OS bring up and debug using leading edge emulators (Veloce, Zebu, Palladium)
  • Develop/modify/enhance functional/stress tests to find silicon bugs on emulator
  • Interface with Central Emulation team responsible for helping to develop, debug and establish CPU/GPU Emulation environment.
  • Provide debug leadership, input to test plans and hands on execution
  • Work with extended teams to debug environment, drive cross team testing (Firmware, Software, Diags/tools, Validation, Apps)
  • Triage failures with design, verification, firmware, software, and emulation teams
  • Research and enable new tools and infrastructure to support emulation activities
  • Run and collect data for analysis on AMD's high-end emulators and simulation models
  • Develop scripts/tools to parse data from emulation runs
  • Instrument firmware code to support failure debug
  • Run and collect functional and performance data for HPC workloads
  • Attend weekly meetings, status communication, presentations.


  • Solid experience working on emulation platforms such as Veloce, Zebu, or Palladium (compilation, debug, performance, and throughput tuning)
  • Debugging experience is a must particularly in HW/SW co-debug environments
  • Ability to trace code across multiple domains and root cause using waveforms and other tracing tools
  • Understanding of Verilog, VHDL design
  • Understanding of System Verilog, UVM verification environments is a plus
  • Knowledge of computer hardware architecture (Graphic card, CPU/APU, memory, bus logic, and display technologies)

    Knowledge of computer software architecture and boot flow (bootrom, firmware, bios, device drivers, OS)

  • Knowledge of HPC, Parallel programming (OpenMP, OpenMPI), heterogeneous platforms consisting of CPU and GPU a plus
  • Working knowledge of Linux/Unix environment and shell scripting
  • Experience in Building and Installing software packages on Linux platform a plus
  • Programming skills, C, C++, Python, Tcl, Ruby, assembly (ARM & x86)
  • Familiarity with bug tracking tools such as Jira
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering



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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