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Analog Designer 2

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted January 10, 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 Role : 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. I/O Pad Ring refers to the input/output interfaces that are loosely found in a ring around the chip. Interfaces like PLL (phase lock loop), DDR, GDDR, USB, HDMI, PCIE, GPIO all reside in the IO Pad Ring.  SOC level verification takes many days now.  The IO Pad Ring function takes a subset of analog IPs to pre-verify them in order to pre-fetch any issues prior to final integration. This team is essential to the success of AMD as a cutting­ edge company. You will be working on some of the most exciting projects the industry has to offer. CPU/ GPU / APU and semi-custom AMD’s products featured in Sony Playstation and Microsoft Xbox, to name a few. It is a very exciting environment and you will be working with the very best in our technology.


The Person :  The candidate will excel in 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.


Responsibilities :

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 may be required to facilitate issue resolution.  Some of these include Design Rule Check, Layout VS Schematics, Electronic Rule Check and Latch up/Electrical Static Discharge.


  • Construction of product I/O pad rings using established flows and scripts.  Generated views include: Verilog, Def, Spice, and GDSII.
  • Physical verification on designs that contain up to 200M devices including: LVS, DRC, ERC and PERC.
  • Delivery of all needed waivers(Electronic Rule Check /Design Rule Check /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.



  • Strong understanding of physical verification checks (Layout VS Schematic /Design Rule Check /Electronic Rule Check/PERC), and ability to debug and resolve issues.
  • Knowledge of chip level integration and Electrical Static Discharge /LUP concepts.
  • Must have ability to communicate with various teams to articulate issues, requirements as they pertain to layout in order to facilitate solutions
  • Physical verification experience using Mentor Calibre (Laoyt VS Schematic, Design Rule Check, PERC), and Synopsys tools (ICC/ICC2/ICV).
  • Experience doing physical verification for tile of chip physical design would be an asset.
  • Perl programming, TCL, SVRF, TVF programming not required, but would be advantages
  • IP layout design experience and exposure to Cadence is a plus.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team



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


Requisition Number: 132583 
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.