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Silicon Validation Engineer – Datacenter Products

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted September 21, 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.

Silicon Validation Engineer – Datacenter Products


The Datacenter Team is looking for dynamic and energetic Silicon Validation Engineers. As a key contributor to the time-to-market success of AMD’s GPU based accelerators, you will work in collaborative teams to ensure quality of industry leading products for Machine Learning and High-Performance Computing applications. This role focuses on the SOC IPs involved in AMD Infinity Fabric™ interconnect architecture. Our team fosters continuous innovation and is committed to nurturing you career growth.


A collaborative technical leader capable in test content creation and execution of Silicon Validation. You will need to solve problems as a team tackling challenges from a tightly interdependent SOC datapath architecture (AMD Infinity Fabric™). You should feel comfortable to be hands-on with Linux-based datacenter platforms in the labs.


As a SOC Validation Engineer, you will work all aspects of SOC validation from pre-silicon planning and emulation, to post-silicon Power-on, validation, and debug. The focus will be on testing SOC level data interconnect technologies targeting all

relevant concepts such as caching, coherency, and resource arbitration, just to name a few.

Responsibilities include:

  • Hands-on execution on datacenter platforms for test and debug
  • Lead diverse teams through debug efforts for issues found
  • Develop procedures for validation and debug
  • Develop automation code in Python
  • Interface with HW/FW design teams
  • Meet critical program milestones for customer deliverables
  • Technical reporting to communicate program status
  • Build end-to-end test strategy from pre- to post-silicon with collaborative approach
  • Continuous improvements to time-to-market and time-to-quality


  • 5+ years of experience in silicon validation
  • Test or design implementation experience in Graphics / CPU Hardware
  • Relevant experience with computer data traffic concepts
    • Traffic Queues and Caching
    • Memory mapping and allocation
    • Resource arbitration
    • Coherency
    • Traffic performance and latency
  • Experience developing HPC/ML applications or HW exercisers
  • Strong Linux and coding skills (C/C++, Python, Ubuntu)
  • Must have strong analytical skills for test creation and debug
  • Must have strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to independently drive tasks to completion
  • Experience in Datacenter Industry a valuable asset


  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering


Markham, ON, Canada (Toronto area)

Austin, Texas


Requisition Number: 179861
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

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.