Silicon Support Engineer - 110727

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.

Silicon Support Team Engineer



AMD is searching for a Silicon Support Engineer to join a highly visible and influential team of physical interface experts concentrated on the integration and support of SERDES  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 motivated by participating in a broad range of AMD’s business. The candidate will enjoy working 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 systems engineering and post-silicon support for SerDes interface IP

    • New product bring-up support from first-silicon in the lab through initial production

    • Triage observations from silicon validation, and help debug issues with ATE, Platform, Firmware, and characterization/compliance teams

  • Provide expertise and support in silicon design, process and integration flows for SerDes  Interface IP

    • Pre-Silicon engagement with internal and external PHY design teams, Platform, ATE, IP design, and Firmware teams.



  • Strong analytical/problem-solving skills and pronounced attention to details

  • Good teamwork and communications skills

  • Experience in the semiconductor industry doing analog mixed-signal circuit design and/or test and debug, especially in the area of wireline communications

  • High-speed I/O SerDes design knowledge, e.g. understanding of CDR, PLL/DLL, driver, receiver, VREG architectures and circuits

  • Working knowledge of signal and power integrity, as well as package/PCB design

  • Familiarity with wireline data communications standards for PCIe, USB, Ethernet, etc.

  • Basic understanding of Verilog RTL, digital circuits, as well as a general knowledge of the backend implementation and physical IC design flow

  • Familiarity with the range of design areas and tools, (HSPICE, PrimeTime, etc.) and understanding of design/technology interactions

  • Python and/or Perl programming desirable. Should be familiar with UNIX environment.

  • Laboratory experience and/or understanding of usage of equipment such as oscilloscopes, JBERTs, protocol analyzers, etc.



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


Austin, TX


Requisition Number: 110727 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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