SerDes Integration & Validation 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.



SerDes Integration & Validation Engineer




The candidate will join a highly visible and influential team of physical interface (PHY) experts concentrated on integration and support of SERDES and memory interfaces across the spectrum of AMD products.  The team works across a large swath of AMD teams as well as with IP vendors and AMD customers and is instrumental in the delivery of leading-edge, high-speed interface capabilities.



The ideal candidate is self-motivated to work independently as well as collaboratively with technical people across a variety of AMD design and test teams, as well as IP vendor and possibly AMD customer teams, and thinks of himself/herself as a problem solver. 



  • Provide pre- and post-silicon support for SerDes IP, in particular for PCIe and Ethernet
    • Support design process, release of design views and collaterals, and integration of SERDES IP across many AMD products.
    • Provide silicon support from bring-up of first silicon, to debug, production test, validation, characterization, and customer support
    • Work across AMD teams responsible for silicon verification and validation, test on ATE, Platform, Firmware, and characterization/compliance teams
  • Provide expertise and support translating post-silicon learnings into questions/suggestions for the new IP design process for SerDes IP



  • Experience in the semiconductor industry doing analog mixed-signal circuit validation, design and/or test, characterization and debug
  • High-speed I/O SerDes TX/RX design knowledge, e.g. understanding of CDR, PLL/DLL, driver, receiver, VREG techniques and circuits
  • Experience with common interface protocols like PCIe, Ethernet, USB, etc. preferred.
  • Experience with advanced FinFET semiconductor technologies at and below 14nm.
  • Basic understanding of RTL, logic design, and digital circuits
  • Python and/or Perl programming desirable.  Should be familiar with UNIX environment
  • Laboratory experience, including hands-on use of equipment: BERT, oscilloscope, logic analyzer, etc. desirable.
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills, ability to learn quickly, and pronounced attention to detail.
  • Good teamwork and oral and written communications skills are mandatory.



  • B.S. or M.S. Electrical Engineering preferred



Austin, TX


Requisition Number: 134343 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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