DDR/DRAM Controller Lab Liaison Design Engineer

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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DDR/DRAM Controller Lab Liaison Design Engineer  




As a Lab Liaison Design Engineer in the Unified Memory Controller (UMC) team you will participate in representing and enabling the high-performance integrated memory controllers used in diverse markets such as client APUs and server CPUs with support for DDR4/LPDDR4/DDR5/LPDDR5 DRAM technologies across different variants. 

  • You will be working on state-of-the-art DRAM controller technologies.
  • You will be working on new SOC technologies such as EPYC and RYZEN.
  • This position enables you to have a low-level working knowledge of features and RTL of the UMC (DRAM controller) through production.
  • You will be working with pseudo code - FSDL (Firmware Sequence Descriptor Language) – which is used to mimic Firmware sequences for controller functions such as initialization and power management. This will provide overall exposure of the DRAM controller.
  • You will be working with documentation that accurately describes the FSDL and RTL work that is involved in development.

When you join our UMC team in a Lab Liaison Design Engineer, you will take ownership and contribute in many ways including these areas:

  • Maintain and further establish AMD's technological leadership position through UMC design enablement and development.
  • Respond to problems using cutting edge approaches.
  • Collaborate closely with other team members while working closely with verification and implementation team members to debug the design.




Ideally you would bring the following experience and attributes to our team:


  • Recent experience with DRAM controller development and DDR DRAM technologies such as DDR4/DDR5/LPDDR4/LPDDR5 is highly desired.
  • Very good understanding of digital design concepts, computer architecture and logic design
  • Strong skills in logic debug in a lab setting.
  • Knowledge of, or experience in, functional design verification or design is desired.
  • Proficient in reading Verilog
  • Ability to program with scripting languages such as Python or Perl is a plus;
  • Highly motivated to seek out solutions and willing to learn new skills to fulfill job requirements;
  • Proven interpersonal skills, leadership and teamwork;
  • Excellent writing skills in the English language, editing and organizational skills required;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Represents AMD to the outside technical community, partners and vendors
  • Skilled at prioritization and multi-tasking;
  • Good understanding of engineering terminology used within the semiconductor industry;



  • Familiar with the UMC DRAM Controller architecture and design.
  • Interact with the design verification team and propose testing methods for verifying the design.
  • Become familiar with FSDL for use in in sequences such as: Initialization and power management.



  • Verilog RTL
  • DDR DRAM device and DIMM technologies.
  • DFI (DRAM PHY Interface) specification



  • Bachelor’s degree desired with emphasis in Electrical Engineering
  • Master’s degree with emphasis in Electrical Engineering a plus



Austin, Tx




Requisition Number: 136082 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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