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Sr. Silicon Design Engineer – 132847

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted January 12, 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.



 Senior Silicon Design Engineer


The role:

This role is geared towards developing required stdcell library EDA (Electronic Design Automation) views, importing 3rd Party EDA views and qualifying them to work with the tools defined in AMD’s Synthesis and Place and Route flows. The role also drives local design innovation and improvement of critical standard cells that are contributing the most to best power/performance per area.


The department:

Our department is responsible for developing Standard Cell Libraries, supporting 3RD party Standard Cell Libraries for all AMD products, and in-house Process Characterization structures.  These IPs must meet AMD’s performance, power, area, and cost requirements in state-of-the-art CMOS technologies. We are exposed to bleeding-edge technologies that few other companies will ever hear of. We play a major role in shaping AMD’s roadmap and future products.



  • Design and verify custom standard cells using analog design tools. Perform HSPICE/Spectre simulations for standard cells characterization.
  • Design, develop and enhance the verification environment, including test benches for relevant EDA views (schematic/verilog/liberty views are some examples).
  • Create, maintain and improve design flows and infrastructure systems.
  • Benchmark 3rd party Standard Cell Libraries for performance, power, and area including through Synthesis and Place and Route.


 Preferred experience:


  • Strong knowledge of CMOS integrated circuits. Working experience with HSPICE or Spectre and other CAD tools required for schematic/layout design.
  • Experience with ASIC EDA tools used in synthesis, place and route, simulation, static timing analysis, test insertion, and formal verification.
  • Experience with Hardware Description Languages such as Verilog.
  • Successful development of verification test benches using ModelSim, VCS or NCSim.
  • Proficient in UNIX (Linux) platforms
  • A good understanding of UNIX, C, Perl, Tcl, SPICE, JavaScript and SKILL are assets.


 Academic credentials:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent



Markham, ON



Requisition Number: 132847 
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.