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Front-End Silicon Design & Integration (FEINT) Engineer

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted November 20, 2021.

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.



Front-End Silicon Design & Integration (FEINT) Engineer

The role:

A Front-End Silicon Design and Integration (FEINT) Engineering role in our System Management Unit (SMU) IP team, where a large number of embedded micro-processor subsystems, hardware accelerators and other IPs vital to improve system performance and functionality are designed and verified. These IPs provide high performance functions to System on Chip (SoC) products across all AMD business units such as client computers, servers, discrete graphics, and gaming. Our FEINT engineers will perform RTL synthesis and PPA analysis in order to improve the QoR of RTL designs. They will also create, adopt and automate RTL design rule checks as well as perform ECO and LEC checks.

The person:

A talented FEINT engineer with strong records of technical ownership and execution to drive synthesis, ECO, PPA analysis assignment to completion. A forward-thinking engineer who tends to optimize/improve the workflow, anticipate/analyze/resolve technical issues, enjoy a competitive pace while empowering and mentoring team members. A strong written and verbal communicator with strong problem solving and attention to detail skills along with professional interpersonal communication capability.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop RTL synthesis strategy and scripts to perform synthesis and PPA analysis (performance, power, area) on subsystem level and block level RTL designs to drive for continued improvement of QoR (quality of result)
  • Develop ECO strategy and perform netlist and/or conformal assisted RTL ECOs, perform LEC on resulting netlists and resolve discrepancies
  • Develop, adopt and automate RTL design rule checks in collaboration with Back-End Integration and Physical design teams, triage and debug design rule violations with the RTL design team
  • Develop and adopt FEINT design and verification infrastructure, methodology and tools

Preferred experience:

  • BSc with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience, or MSc with a minimum of 3 years
  • Proven understanding of RTL design, synthesis, and ECO principles
  • Excellent knowledge with FE design tools such as Design/Fusion Compiler, Prime Time, Power Artist, etc.
  • Proficient with Verilog, C/C++ and other scripting languages (e.g. Tcl, Ruby, Perl, Python and Makefile)
  • Excellent skills with Unix/Linux environment
  • Familiar with RTL coding techniques for competitive PPA-measured QoR
  • Familiar with RTL coding style for clean check on design rules (LINT, CDC, etc.)
  • Good understanding of gate level circuit design and physical level design concept and methodology
  • Familiar with VCS/Verdi and SPG based (dynamic/static) verification environment
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Self motivated, and committed to achievement

Academic credentials:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or possibly a related field
  • Master’s Degree preferred


Austin, Texas

Markham, Ontario




Requisition Number: 101744 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


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