Video Codec Design Verification Engineer - 100605

Location: Roseville, California, 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.

Video Codec Design Verification Engineer

The Role:

We, the VCN (Video Codec Next) IP team, are based in Markham, ON, Canada! We focus on video codec IP development for AMD SOCs with leading ASIC technology. We are looking for a self-motivated, experienced verification engineer in the Folsom, CA, area to complement our team to develop world class video solutions verified to the highest standards.

The Person:

You are encouraged to actively collaborate with various team members to understand design requirements, drive block-level verification, support IP level integration and verification, and pursue functional and code coverage closure linked back to requirements throughout the design cycle. Proven technical skills, and excellent communication skills working in remote teams are key factors to make you successful in this group.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Draft block-level verification plans with functional coverage specifications.
  • Construct block-level testbenches using UVM.
  • Devise and implement block-level tests, and handle regression suites with performance and scalability considerations
  • Triage test run failures and provide debug support to design engineers to isolate the causes.
  • Actively drive simulation efficiency profiling and use state-of-the-art practices to help optimize regression turnaround times.
  • Own verification of the design across multiple abstractions and views, including C-model simulation, RTL simulation and formal verification.
  • Ensure the design can meet performance targets with accurate modeling of interface protocol behavior in the block-level testbenches in aligned with IP level behavior with top-down constraints.
  • Conduct coverage analysis, profiling, and reporting, and augment test suites towards coverage improvements and sign-off.
  • Support IP-level feature integration and bring-up of RTL blocks and assist in IP-level simulation debug.

Preferred Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of proven ASIC/FPGA design verification experience.
  • Rich knowledge of ASIC design flow from specification to implementation and verification.
  • Proficient in UVM.
  • Strong in SystemC, C++/C programming.
  • Proven knowledge of Verilog RTL design.
  • Experience with HLS flow in sophisticated design implementation and verification is a definite asset
  • Familiar with simulation CAD tools including coverage reporting and profiling.
  • Handy in Linux scripting languages such as Perl, Python, Ruby and/or shell languages.
  • Solid problem-solving skills.
  • Prior team or technical leadership, or mentorship, are great beneficial assets
  • Excellent teammate and communicator
  • Basic video codec knowledge is a definite plus.

Academic Credentials:

Minimum Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering.




Requisition Number: 100605 
Country: United States State: California City: Roseville 
Job Function: Design


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