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Analog Designer 2

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted January 3, 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.



Role: Analog Design Engineer


The I/O Pad Ring Team is looking for a candidate to perform I/O pad ring physical verification duties and methodology improvements on multiple exciting AMD products being created today. These products can range from our flagship APUs to the latest gen game consoles.  I/O Pad Ring refers to the input/output interfaces that essentially communicate to anything off the chip. Interfaces like USB, GMI, GDDR, HDMI, PCIE, GPIO are all included in the IO Pad Ring definition.


The candidate should have very good problem solving/debug skills and be able to see through the latter stages of a product delivery.  Strong communication skills will also be required for this role. -Day to day responsibilities include, assembly of macros/IPs/RDL into an I/O pad ring database, and then running various verification tools on that assembled database to determine integration issues.  If issues are discovered, communication with various IP owners would be required to facilitate issue resolution.  Some of these include DRC (Design Rule Checks), LVS (Layout Vs Schematic), ERC (Electrical Rule Checks) and Latch up/ESD/PERC. 


Summary of Key Responsibilities:

  • Construction of product I/O pad rings using established flows and scripts.  Generated views include: Verilog, Def, Spice, and OASIS.
  • Physical verification on designs that contain up to 200M devices including: LVS, DRC, ERC and PERC.
  • Delivery of all needed waivers(ERC/DRC/EDRC/PERC) and documentation to SoC teams
  • Facilitate ESD and design reviews for 3rd party IPs and I/O ring
  • Tracking of IP versions, visual inspections and in-context XOR verifications.


Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • Must have ability to communicate with various teams to articulate issues, requirements and drive the solutions.
  • Strong understanding of physical verification checks (LVS/DRC/ERC/PERC), and ability to debug and resolve issues.
  • Previous analog layout or std cell layout experience and detailed knowledge of CMOS circuit theory would be helpful. 
  • Ideal candidate will have experience in the 7nm and smaller space.
  • Knowledge of chip level integration and ESD/LUP concepts.
  • Physical verification experience using Mentor Calibre (LVS, DRC, PERC), and Synopsys tools (ICC/ICC2/ICV).
  • Perl programming, TCL, SVRF, TVF programming not required, but would be advantages.
  • Prior experience training and leading junior resources preferred.


Education Requirements: 

Electrical/Computer/Mechanical Engineering Degree and/or Electronics related Diploma


Location: Markham, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver


AMD is a government contractor and subcontractor. As required by Executive Order, our US employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s work location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by December 8, 2021. AMD will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request an exception from this requirement if you have a need for a religious and/or medical accommodation. 


AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and will consider all applicants without regard to race, marital status, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE/MFDV


Requisition Number: 105884 
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.