SoC CAD Methodology Engineer

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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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.

SoC CAD Methodology Engineer



The full chip floorplanning team provides a highly automated environment for SoC floorplanning across the portfolio of AMD designs. The flow provides tile and pin placement optimization, clock and power distribution, high-performance bus implementation, and timing budgeting. We evaluate, procure, and deploy technologies from industry leading EDA vendors inside a FlowTool framework. This role will be a part of a global team all working in concert for project design teams from the US, China. and India. You will work directly with the global CAD organization and project teams to understand the design requirements and deliver innovative solutions using EDA tools, XML, TcL, Python, csh, and perl scripts as appropriate.


We have a vibrant culture that focusses on collaboration and teamwork. We offer flexible hours and a flexible work environment with opportunities to work both in-person and remotely. If you are passionate about technology and you're looking to grow as an individual and as a member of a team, then we welcome you to join us.



As a member of the CAD Implementation Team, you will be delivering world-class, cutting-edge methodology to AMD’s product development teams through the application of industry-leading tools/flows, and processes. You are a forward-thinking engineer who continuously works to optimize/improve the workflow, anticipates technical issues, has deep analytical skills, and enjoys a competitive pace. In addition, you have strong written and verbal skills, strong problem-solving skills, and have an exceptional attention to detail.



  • Work closely with CAD implementation members to deliver high quality tools and flows that meet all the key metrics of QoR: Timing, Area, and Performance.
  • Regress methodology and develop capabilities to improve quality.
  • Develop the strategy and key initiatives to ensure the CAD flows meet the future design needs and the most advances technologies.


  • Strong understanding of digital electronics, ASIC design flow, and RTL design.
  • Strong knowledge of front-end design tools such as FusionCompiler, Formality, Genus, Conformal, ConformalECO.
  • Familiar with Verilog and other scripting languages (e.g. Tcl, Perl, Python and Flowtool).
  • Familiar with RTL coding techniques for competitive PPA-measured QoR.
  • Strong knowledge of scripting Linux/Unix environment, Perl, and TCL are preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral).
  • Self-motivated, and committed to achievement.


  • BS/MS in computer engineering, electrical engineering, or related.


Austin, Texas

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and will consider all applicants without regard to race, marital status, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE/MFDV

Requisition Number: 136321
Country: United States State: City: TX Austin
Job Function: Engineering Design




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