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Silicon Design Engineer 2

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted November 19, 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 – GRAPHICS CORE IP

 

THE ROLE:

 

As a Silicon Design Engineer, you will work with leading industry tools and design/verification concepts to contribute to the development of micro-architecture and a variety of digital design blocks which are a part of the Graphics Core IP (GFXIP).  You will work closely with architects, other design engineers and the verification team and will also collaborate with the Physical Design (PD) and Power Attainment teams to reach performance and power targets. May also be required to support post-silicon bring-up, diagnostics and validation teams.

 

A project usually has a year timeline and there are many products that the GFXIP is deployed into, including servers for High Performance Computing (HPC), main-stream plus gaming desktops and laptops, mobile devices, workstations, machine-intelligence GPUs and gaming consoles.

 

It would not be wrong to assume that you will get an opportunity to collaborate with some of the brightest people in the industry in order to solve challenging engineering problems that require trading-off between power, performance and cost to build highly optimized, cutting-edge technology.

 

THE PERSON:

 

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in Computer Architecture and abilities in Digital Logic Design and should strive to continuously learn on the job.  Excellent communication, organization and teamwork skills are paramount, as is the ability to identify and tackle different problems with diligence, whether it is a tool, flow or process issue, or a logic design or architecture issue.  You should be able strike a balance between collaborative problem-solving and independent solution development.   

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Study and analyze to gain a deep understanding of high-level architectural and micro-architecture specifications for Graphics Core IP blocks – complex cores that are the center of the Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) used for a variety of applications
  • Collaborate with chip architects and other design engineers to develop micro-architecture specifications
  • Digital logic design in Verilog and SystemVerilog including writing SystemVerilog Assertions (SVA) and cover properties to ensure highest quality
  • Assist in Formal Property Verification (FPV) by working closely with FPV team to drive high confidence in the critical areas of the design earlier on during project life cycle
  • Collaborate with the verification team to provide guidance and requirements to ensure 0 post-silicon bug escapes

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Solid fundamental understanding of Computer Architecture and Digital Design concepts
  • RTL design or SVA development experience from beginning (concept-phase) to end (tape-out)
  • Several years of relevant ASIC IP design experience preferred
  • Experience with Verilog or SystemVerilog
  • Familiar with synthesis tools and flows; able to read and understand Static Timing Analysis (STA) reports, area reports
  • Familiarity with scripting languages: perl or tcl or bash/csh, etc
  • Experience with developing design assertions (SVA), coverage, lint and design methodologies
  • Exposure to design and verification tools – VCS or equivalent simulator, debug tools such as Verdi and waveform viewers
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS:

 

  • Bachelors or Masters degree, preferably in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or similar

 

LOCATION: Markham, ON Canada

 

 

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Requisition Number: 126582 
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 AskHR@amd.com.

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