Power Design 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.

Power Design Engineer

The Role:

As a hard-working and dedicated member of the SCBU SOC Power team, you will collaborate in next generation products for some of AMD's most important clients. You will engage in System on Chip and IP power architecture exploration, modeling, and analysis for Customer-specific markets and workloads.


The Person:

Dedicated and motivated individual who enjoys exploring power topics and working across different teams to deliver the best possible Perf/W.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Communicate closely with SCBU Customers to understand unique customer market requirements, workloads, and use cases of interest to customer-specific applications.
  • Work across AMD and with SCBU architects to apply the company’s power management feature set to build an efficient customer-focused solution.
  • Integrate with SOC and IP Architects to understand the SOC and IP design architecture, to ensure features of interest are accurately implemented and optimally architected.
  • Collect data from silicon which can be used for power modeling projections
  • Construct an SOC power model within AMD modeling framework that is uniquely tailored for AMD SCBU customer-specific requirements.
  • Analyze power modeling results and use these to drive design teams towards standard methodologies for reducing power.
  • Conduct power modeling simulations using RTL netlists for customer specific applications and workloads using AMD’s power modeling environment.
  • Collaborate with power management firmware architects optimize firmware routines and optimize system power and performance.
  • Optimize customer use cases in terms of absolute power and also in relative performance per watt.


Preferred Experience:

  • Excellent organization, and communication skills.
  • Very good understanding of CPU, GPU, IO, and computer system architecture.
  • Good understanding of device physics, related to power dissipation.
  • Meticulous attention to details.
  • Platform power measurement and prototyping.
  • Working experience of UNIX/Linux operating systems and Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience with VCS-NLP simulations, Primetime PX, Power Artist, or similar EDA power simulation tool.
  • Optionally experience with UPF power intent is helpful.


Academic Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science degree with emphasis in Electrical Engineering, Computer architecture, or Computer Science with at least 1-2 years of proven experience preferred
  • Master of Science degree with emphasis in Electrical Engineering, Computer architecture, or Computer Science



  • Austin, TX




Requisition Number: 138663 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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