Functional Verification Engineer

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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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.

Functional Verification Engineering


The Role:

Provide technical expertise for developing the functional verification strategy of AMD's next generation of Dram Controller (also known as UMC).  Maintain and enhance existing verification infrastructure, develop new test plans, functional coverage points, and test bench components like test-cases, monitors, scoreboards, sequencers, and sequences.


AMD uses IP-XACT methodology. UMC integrates the DDR PHY into our IP and integrates the UMC IP into each Client and Server SOC.


The Person:

We are seeking an Entry Level Functional Verification Engineer for the Unified Memory Controller (UMC) IP.  Demonstration of an ability to work independently, excellent communication, and analytical thinking skills are keys to being successful in this role.  



Key Responsibilities:

  • Looking at the RTL to find functional bugs and working with the RTL team to fix the bugs  
  • Reading the DRAM Controller MAS (Micro-architectural Spec) and JEDEC Guidelines
  • Developing test plans, functional coverage points, monitors, scoreboards, sequencers, and sequences, which utilize scripts, System Verilog, UVM, DFT, and methodologies to increase the rate with which bugs are found and resolved
  • Ownership of a piece of our test bench
  • Planning & execution of feature additions
  • Next DRAM feature enablement using coverage
  • Bug fixes
  • Debug of regression signatures


Preferred Experience:

  • Requires strong Object Oriented programming and debug skills
  • Requires exposure and experience in Verilog and System Verilog (or some Object Oriented Programming like C++)
  • Requires exposure to scripting languages like Perl and logic simulation
  • Requires strong communication skills and the ability to work independently as well as in a cross-site team environment
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in functional verification of complex designs including test planning, test bench development, stimulus generation, checking, and functional coverage is a plus
  • Experience with OVM or UVM is a plus
  • Experience with memory controllers, memory models (DDR4, LPDDR4), JEDEC and/or DDR Phys is a plus


Preferred Education:

  • MS in Computer Engineering or an alternative of education/experience of a BS in EE or Computer Engineering and 1-2 years of Functional Verification experience



Austin, TX




AMD employees who will be working onsite at an AMD US facility, are encouraged to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon their start date. This is for the safety of our employees, and to permit AMD to be prepared in the event the stay on Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors is lifted. AMD is not requiring exemption / accommodation submittals at this time.

Requisition Number: 125183 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design



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