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BIOS Technical Leader

Company: AMD
Location: Austin
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

What You Do At AMD Changes Everything

At AMD, we push the boundaries of what is possible. We believe in changing the world for the better by driving innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies - building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the data center.

Developing great technology takes more than talent: it takes amazing people who understand collaboration, respect, and who will go the "extra mile" to achieve unthinkable results. It takes people who have the passion and desire to disrupt the status quo, push boundaries, deliver innovation, and change the world. If you have this type of passion, we invite you to take a look at the opportunities available to come join our team.

BIOS Technical Leader

The Organization

Be part of a growing team within AMD that is building GPUs/Accelerated Processors and CPUs that power the world's biggest systems used for Machine Learning, HPC and AI. Our customers include some of the biggest names in the industry and are eager to partner with AMD. This team is expanding its scope to cover APUs & CPUs specially designed for MI/HPC customers which is driving the need to expand beyond GPUs. This is a critical technical leadership role related to a new mission around FW/BIOS/SBIOS delivery. We are looking for people with passion, technical experience, and the energy to stretch the boundary. This role will provide you the opportunity to collaborate with other technical experts to bring our products to market and will have latitude to innovate and be part of driving change. Our business is growing rapidly and therefore provides a rewarding environment for contribution and growth.

The role will reside in the Datacenter Graphics and Accelerated Computing team which is responsible for GPU & CPU Silicon, GPU Boards and GPU/CPU System Validation.

The Role

Integrated FW / BIOS Technical: responsible for leading Platform FW (BIOS/SBIOS) validation planning and execution of our next generation MI. The work will require interlock with SOC Designers, HW/SW Architects and FW development / QA teams to ensure features are understood, planned and executed. In addition, person will work with Program/Release Management teams to build out delivery schedule. In this capacity, you will engage from Pre-Silicon time as product is defined through Post Silicon validation and delivery to the customer(s). As part of this role, the person will also be involved with key debug and validation teams to investigate/debug complex issues. This is a key cross-functional role to ensure delivery of the FW/BIOS deliverables which incorporate System Settings & a large # of firmware codes that drive the SOC within a platform.

You are a self-starter with experience working with FW & BIOS teams. You have strong understanding of HW/FW/SW and how they work together. You possess the leadership skills to work across teams, converge complex topics and drive solutions. The role will provide you an opportunity to work on cutting edge technology, gain significant executive visibility and make a large impact through your leadership.


  • Feature planning through collaboration with architects, designers, developers and test teams
  • Drive execution of BIOS delivery in collaboration with other Program Managers and Key Technical/Functional leaders
  • Partner with FW developers and ASIC Design team in new feature definition and planning
  • Work with program managers and release management teams to align feature delivery with BIOS drops
  • Drive debug on complex issues partnering with relevant people
  • Drive on time delivery of key features and releases
  • Collaborate with internal groups on behalf of the group or project
  • Influences others as a technical leader
  • Builds and leverages trusting relationships with stakeholders
    • Demonstrated experience working in a technical leadership role on FW and/or BIOS
    • Proven technical capability and understanding of SOC, System and FW integration/functionality
    • Experience debugging complex System/BIOS issues
    • Core knowledge of BIOS/Firmware interfaces (UEFI, ACPI, SMBIOS) or Windows and Linux kernel as a plus
    • Experience working with Development, QA/Validation and Release Management teams
    • Graphics experience a plus
    • Understanding of HW/FW/SW interaction and system-level design
    • Strong communication and collaboration skills
    • Demonstrated ability in "showing initiative" to get things done

      BS OR MS degree or equivalent accomplishments in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering or related fields


      Austin Texas

      Requisition Number: 122810

      Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin

      Job Function: Design

      AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. We consider candidates regardless of 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. Please click here for more information.

Keywords: AMD, Austin , BIOS Technical Leader, IT / Software / Systems , Austin, Texas

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