CPU Core Architecture/RTL Design Engineer

Location: Boxborough, Massachusetts, 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.

CPU Core Architecture/RTL Engineer


The Role:

As a CPU Core Architecture/RTL Engineer, you will have an outstanding opportunity to craft a functional unit in AMD’s next-generation core. You will work as part of an experienced, skilled, and motivated engineering team with a track record of success. You will help make AMD’s ambitious future CPU roadmap a reality while working in a highly collaborative environment at the cutting edge of technology.


The Person:

You approach challenges relentlessly with both critical thinking and creativity. You work as part of a team with strong communication and collaboration skills. You have a proven understanding of modern CPU architecture and have ideas and/or drive to make it even better. Does this describe you? If so, then join us!


Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute on RTL design and coding for various sections of the processor core pipeline and related logic.
  • Collaborate with a team of hardware and software engineers to define the high-level architecture.
  • Participate in the definition of microarchitecture of next-generation high-performance processor cores.
  • Contribute to design verification, synthesis, power reduction, timing convergence, and floorplan efforts


Preferred Experience:

  • Verilog RTL development with industry tools in a CPU, SOC or ASIC environment
  • Demonstrates expertise in the following: Processor architectureLogic design
  • RTL coding experience for a high-speed processor
  • Power-saving techniques
  • Exposure to physical design and verification methods
  • Awareness of synthesis, place and route, and timing closure concepts
  • Development experience from clean-sheet design to product tapeout to post-silicon debug
  • Proven experience with microarchitecture development, as demonstrated by patents, publications, product features
  • Strong problem-solving and debugging skills


Additional Experience Desired:

        Background in other aspects of ASIC implementation, especially with synthesis flow and static timing analysis

  • Knowledge of microprocessor Design-for-Test (DFT) and Design-for-Debug (DFD) logic and issues
  • Experience in clocking, reset, power-up sequences and power management
  • Experience with x86 or ARM Architecture (ISA)Comfort with scripting such as Perl, Shell and TCL



Master’s degree preferred with emphasis in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science with a focus on computer architecture



Requisition Number: 143083 
Country: United States State: Massachusetts City: Boxborough 
Job Function: Design


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