Principal Performance Verification Engineer- 82238

Location: Boxborough, Massachusetts, 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. 

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Performance Verification Principal Member of Technical Staff - 82238



The successful candidate will join AMD's Semi-custom Business Unit (SCBU) Performance Verification team. The team’s mandate is to analyze AMD’s next generation SOC architecture through modeling and RTL simulation. This role will involve working with SoC and IP architects to evaluate performance, and design and verification teams to execute verification plans.



  • Work in the SCBU SOC Performance Verification team
  • Develop simulation infrastructure and methodology advances that are required to model specific customer requirements
  • Work with architects and designers to debug functional and performance issues
  • Develop, track, and communicate project plans internally and with SCBU customers
  • Utilize customer feedback to improve performance testing and enhance deliverables
  • Contribute to a global team that will execute to a high standard of quality


Job responsibilities also include multi-discipline interactions with IP and SoC architects/verification, SW developers, tool owners, logic designers, and verification engineers to identify, resolve and document architectural performance issues.



The ideal candidate will have no less than 15 years of professional experience in the industry with a proven track record of successfully building and delivering complex SOC platforms for computing devices. Some of the following qualifications are strongly preferred:


  • BS or Masters degree in Electronics/Computer Engineering or Computer Science with emphasis on computer architecture and performance/power analysis
  • Experience with computer system simulation and performance evaluation
  • Demonstrated success working in global development teams
  • Experience mentoring colleagues to develop technical capabilities within the team
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams from multiple departments
  • Experience with ASIC hardware design and verification languages/tools (Verilog, System Verilog, System C, OVM/OVC)
  • Proficiency with programming and scripting languages (C/C++, Perl, Python, etc.)
  • Experience analyzing system bottlenecks and optimizing computing systems for performance
  • Detailed microarchitecture knowledge in one or more of the following IPs - CPU, GPU, DSP, multimedia co-processor, I/O subsystem, DRAM controller
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences



Location: Boxborough, Austin




Requisition Number: 82238 
Country: United States State: Massachusetts City: Boxborough 
Job Function: Design


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