Silicon Validation Engineer - DRAM Controller at AMD

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Silicon Validation Engineer - DRAM Controller
Santa Clara, California



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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  • THE ROLE: 

    A Wide Ranging role on the Memory Controller team focused primarily on Silicon Debug and Firmware Development.

    The MC team is based out of Santa Clara, and we work on enabling AMD's high profile Data Center products (MI) and GPUs (Navi).



    You are energized by enabling Data Center AI Chips and GPUs, and are excited to work in a collaborative and high visibility role. 

     You are a strong communicator, able to work across teams and geographies to clearly express technical concepts.



    • Collaborate with architects, hardware engineers, and firmware engineers to understand the new features to be enabled
    • Significant pre-Silicon preparation work on our memory subsystem testbench to ensure we’re ready for Silicon to arrive from the Fab
    • Write Firmware for new features, recommend improvements to legacy features using best practices established at AMD and in the industry.
    • Be the point person for Memory Controller team when Silicon first arrives, and work with a cross functional team to enable a variety of features.
    • Be the HBM and GDDR Expert that understands details of Initialization, DRAM Timings and Configurations to support various vendors and technologies



    • Some experience with DRAM – HBM or GDDR is ideal
    • Experience working in a Silicon Bringup environment
    • Proficient in embedded C/C++
    • Familiarity in debugging firmware and RTL code using simulation tools
    • Scripting language experience: Python, Perl, Ruby   



    • Bachelors or Masters degree in computer engineering/Electrical 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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