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Power Management Diagnostic Firmware Engineer

Job in Markham - Ontario - Canada
Company: AMD
Contract position
Listed on 2021-02-22
Job specializations:
  • IT/Tech
  • Engineering
    Software Engineer
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position: Power Management Diagnostic Firmware Engineer - 82673


The diagnostics team is responsible for developing test suites that exercise and validate the hardware blocks in the Graphics and CPU chips developed at AMD. We are heavily involved in diagnostics development for the latest innovations that power the ultimate visual and computing experience. We understand the features that go into the hardware design and we have the software skills to program them to life. Once developed these diagnostics are used in all aspects of the product lifecycle, from pre-silicon validation through the production life of the product.

The successful candidate for this role will be an integral part of our power management diagnostics development team through code development, debug, emulation and HW feature validation.


  • Have the desire and ability to solve problem quickly.
  • Be able to schedule own workload, and plan tasks
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be willing to be flexible and accept new challenges.

  • Planning, designing, writing, debugging, and optimizing functional and stress inducing tests for power management subsystem and system-on-chip hardware IP
  • Develop diagnostic tests to bring-up and validate ASIC features on both pre-silicon environment (FPGA and SW emulation) and post-silicon systems (HW silicon and platform)
  • Participate in APU/GPU/CPU silicon bring up
  • Identify and help resolve ASIC, board, and firmware issues, provide diagnostics support to external customers and internal engineering teams
  • Triage, debug, and root cause HW and SW issues, execute/coordinate testing to ensure high quality software engineering and hardware coverage
  • Evaluate, suggest, and drive improvements to framework and test architectures to improve HW coverage, debuggability and quality

  • Work experience in device driver or firmware/embedded SW development
  • Ability to closely interact with HW designers/architects and internal validation teams to solve functional HW/SW issues and support engineers for production failures
  • Proficient in C & C++ object-oriented programming
  • Great communication and self-leadership skills
  • Experience in system software development on Linux
  • Experience working with large-scale software development projects and understanding of PC architecture
  • Experience in system-level verification and debugging
  • Experience with source control systems (git, svn)

    Bachelor or Master’s degree in Electrical/Computer/Mechatronics Engineering, Software Engineering, or Computer Science.

    Position Requirements
    Less than 1 Year work experience
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