CPU Cores RTL Design Engineer (73308)

Location: Boxborough, 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 dream 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.

The Position

As an experienced engineer on the RTL design team of the Cores engineering group, you will move the RTL design forward for a CPU core to keep AMD ahead with our award-winning high-performance processor family.  

What makes this an interesting opportunity?

  • Your expertise performing RTL design and coding will enable AMD to meet key goals such as power, performance, and area targets.

Why it’s exciting?

  • You will collaborate closely with a team of design engineers on a significant project in the early stages.
  • You won’t be pigeon holed on this team; instead you will be empowered to gain more technical depth and breadth over time.

What we are working on?

  • This stable and experienced team tackles AMD’s CPU roadmap at the microarchitecture level.


When you join our RTL team (ideally as a Senior Member of Technical Staff), you will take ownership and contribute in many ways including these areas:

  • Execute on RTL design and coding for various sections of a microprocessor core pipeline and related logic to develop great technology
  • Collaborate with a team of hardware and software engineers to define the high-level architecture
  • Contribute in the definition of microarchitecture of next-generation high-performance processor cores
  • Collaborate with other teams assisting with design verification, synthesis, power reduction, timing convergence, and floorplanning to realize a great design


The Person

Ideally you bring the following experience and attributes to our team:

  • MS EE/CompEng/CS and a minimum of 7 years of experience in high-performance microprocessor design and microarchitecture
  • A minimum of 6 years of Verilog RTL development experience using industry tools in a CPU, SOC or ASIC environment such that you demonstrate strong facility with:
    • Microprocessor architecture
    • Logic design
    • RTL coding experience for a high-speed processor
    • Power saving techniques
    • Strong problem solving and debugging skills
    • Your commitment to innovating as a team as shown through excellent communication, knowledge of proper documentation techniques, and a track record of independently driving tasks to completion
    • Breadth as well as depth as evidenced by exposure to physical design and verification methods and awareness of synthesis, place and route, and timing closure concepts


What will help your candidacy?

  • Background in other aspects of ASIC implementation, especially with synthesis flow and static timing analysis (STA)
  • 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 architecture (ISA)
  • Scripting experience such as Perl, shell, and Tcl



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


United States: Boxborough, MA – Massachusetts



Requisition Number: 73308 
Country: United States State: Massachusetts City: Boxborough 
Job Function: Design 


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