THE ROLE :
AMD is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated, experienced platform BIOS engineer to work with customers as well as internal development team on Server platform BIOS solutions for AMD’s cutting-edge server products.
The position entails solid understanding, debugging, and documenting platform BIOS features with a goal of developing competitive and innovative reference design products for multiple internal and external customers, including software vendors, OEMs, and validation teams.
A successful candidate will employ solid software methodologies, firmware design expertise, deep technical knowledge, and well-honed organizational skills across multiple teams to ensure on-schedule, defect-free system firmware product development, reducing AMD’s time to market.
A candidate must possess the technical proficiency and interpersonal confidence to technically clearly represent design ideas, complex problem descriptions and innovative solutions with other developers as well as non-firmware focused silicon teams.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES :
BIOS / firmware development, validation, debugging on AMD platforms
BIOS and SW support on customer server and / or embedded platforms with AMD solutions
Customer issue debugging with the IBV code bases (Phoenix / Insyde / AMI)
Work with customers and help customers to debug BIOS / firmware relative issues
Work with AMD internal firmware and software teams on platform software development
Analytic ability to address technical issues and generate creative solutions
Provide customers technical training to improve customer design skill
On-site support to speed up issue closure to meet overall project schedule
Support internal and external platform bring-up
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE :
At least 6 years of BIOS development experience with strong knowledge in the following fields : PC / Server architecture, x86 processors, chipsets, DRAM architecture, PCIE, ACPI, SATA, USB, multiprocessor systems, power management and system management
Expertise in C language programming and hardware debugging tools is a must
BS or MS in Computer Science or Electronic Engineering
Knowledge in UEFI programming and experience is a plus
Knowledge in software stack and virtual machine experience is a plus
Strong analytical skills and debug methodology
Strong communication skills
Fluent in both written and spoken English