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Silicon Design Engineer 2 – 121281

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted November 18, 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.



Silicon Design Engineer 2


about the department

The Process Design Kit & Physical Verification department serves as the sole liaison between AMD and our semiconductor manufacturing partners. In doing so, the department is firmly entrenched in the entire silicon design process — from the bring-up of a technology, to the tape-out of a product.

Key Responsibilities

  • Process Design Kit (PDK):
    • Interface with design teams (including Design, Enablement, CAD, Yield, Project Management) across AMD to capture Process Design Kit (PDK) requirements
    • Develop and install key technology files which include DRC, LVS, Spice, PEX and EMIR
    • Design new regression tests to increase QA coverage of PDK
    • Benchmark PDKs across various manufacturing partners (i.e. how does device performance compare?)
    • Create and monitor PDK testing and prevent design flow interruptions
    • Communicate PDK requirements to foundry partners and negotiate release schedules
    • Communicate and document all PDK releases to AMD design & enablement teams
    • Ensure quick turn-around times to address all urgent PDK disruptions
    • Triage PDK issues and drive to resolution


  • Physical Verification:
    • Architect and implement advanced layout design rules to insure best in class design
    • Assess impact of future DRC, LVS, ERC releases on existing design and make recommendation for Design Team adaptation
    • Own and Support tools, flows, and technology files for Design Rule Checking (DRC), Layout vs. Schematic Checking (LVS), and Electrical Rule Checking (ERC),
    • Collaborate with Design Team in developing new flows and supporting them when issues arise
    • Triage Physical Verification issues and drive to resolution

Job Purpose    

In this position you will be an integral part of the ASIC design process. The candidate will be responsible for helping the PDK team achieve our mandate, commitment, and goals. Emphasis will be placed on augmenting our PDK quality flows and procedures with applicable and representative test cases. Interest in transistor level circuits, layout design, spice characterization, software automation & optimization (using multiple languages) is desired.  A good understanding of UNIX, C, Perl, Tcl, SPICE, JavaScript and SKILL are assets. Ingenuity, excellent communication, and outstanding problem-solving skills will enable you to help keep our ASIC’s on the leading edge.


Preffered Skills And Experience 

      Hardware skills: An understanding of analog design concepts such as MOS transistor operation and physical characteristics, logic circuit operation.

      Software skills: Ability to develop well-structured and maintainable software. Experience with code testing and regression and their importance.

      Experience in UNIX shell environment, Perl scripting, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, SKILL, spice netlist syntax and simulation are assets.

      Candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills in order to work well with peers in Toronto and other AMD design sites.



  • Spice simulation
  • Schematic and layout best practices
  • LVS, DRC, ERC, boundary & topological physical circuit checks
  • Parasitic extraction
  • EMIR solutions
  • Perl/Shell Scripting
  • Software/Infrastructure development
  • Foundry relations, Semiconductor manufacturing processes
  • Design for Manufacturing and other Reliability topics



This team is essential to the success of AMD as a growing company. It is a very exciting environment and you will be working with the very best in our technology.  You will be working on some of the most exciting projects the industry has to offer.


Academic Credentials:

  • BS or MS in EE or CE


Markham, ON, Canada



Requisition Number: 121281 
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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