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Analog IP Characterization Engineer

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted August 1, 2022.

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.

The Person:

  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to lead, train, and coach other Engineers
  • Must innovate on lab procedures and techniques
  • Candidate must have strong written and oral communication skills to work well with peers in Markham and other AMD sites.


  • Lead IP characterization projects from early pre-silicon stage to final reports
  • Work with cross-functional teams on pre-silicon validation planning
  • Characterization of analog circuits from test-chips to full product implementation
  • Collect & analyze performance data, automate laboratory tests through computer control/software development
  • Drive bring-up/debug efforts and resolve post-silicon issues
  • Guide Engineers on execution of characterization plans and debugs
  • Work with equipment vendors to understand leading edge measurement techniques
  • Continually innovate more efficient test techniques to save on cost and time

Required knowledge/skills:

  • Knowledgeable in CMOS IC/Analog/Mixed signal/RF/electronics
  • Strong knowledge of high-speed CMOS SerDes, AFE and I/O architecture
  • Strong understanding of leading-edge semiconductor technology, CMOS device specifications and performance metrics
  • Strong knowledge of signal integrity principles, thorough understanding of jitter and signal equalization techniques
  • Lab experience with leading edge Oscilloscopes, BERTs, Network Analyzers, Spectrum/Phase Noise Analyzers, etc.
  • Knowledge of PLL architecture and specifications
  • Knowledgeable with board/package signal integrity principles
  • Knowledgeable with PC interfaces: PCI Express, USB, DP/HDMI, etc.
  • Programming/computer skills
  • Knowledge of PC architecture

Education: Advanced degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering

Location: Markham, ON


Requisition Number: 137524
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham
Job Function:Design

AMD is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective provincial human rights codes throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Any applicant who requires accommodation should contact

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