Product Management Design Engineer

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, GB

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.

AMD is looking for an experienced Product Engineer with knowledge of HW/SW system design and methodology to help boost customer productivity and design performance across current Xilinx platforms and the industry's first adaptive compute acceleration platform Versal ACAP (7nm). Versal devices combine processors, programmable logic (FPGA) and new AI engines to deliver powerful heterogeneous acceleration for any application.
The Product Engineer position is in the Interactive Design Tools and FPGA compilation applications team, located in Edinburgh, Scotland, for a skilled and self-motivated engineer to focus on design tools specification, early validation, training, documentation and key customer support. The successful candidate will work closely with several Xilinx software R&D teams, including IP, infrastructure, flow and GUI to improve the Vivado design entry experience and to enable higher productivity for the next generation of designs across markets (5G, communication, test, acceleration, machine learning) and Xilinx devices.


Daily activities will include the following duties:

  • Assist with defining design tool specifications and propose creative solutions for future FPGA and ACAP SoC devices support or to solve existing persistent and pervasive customer issues
  • Adopt proper design methodology, and illustrate best practices via examples, tutorials and demos based on a diversity of HW designs and latest tool releases
  • Explore critical tool issues seen by customers and help identify workarounds and future enhancements
  • Track, prioritize, and assign reported tool issues to the appropriate engineering teams
  • Participate in cross functional meetings with other engineering, marketing and quality teams to ensure issues are resolved efficiently
  • Work closely with IP design teams to enhance their integration in Xilinx tools ecosystem while complying with recommended flows and methodologies
  • Author simple documentation tuned to the needs of the reader for their areas of expertise
  • Continuously learn about complimentary Xilinx technologies, such as Vitis, HLS, System SW, Alveo boards
  • Stay current with and proposing the internal use of industry approaches, algorithms, and practices



  • MS or equivalent work experience in Electrical Engineering or similar technology area, with minimum 2 years of relevant experience.

Preferred skills and experience

  • Customer Awareness: Has working knowledge of system design flows and expectations
  • Product Knowledge: Has  working knowledge of  FPGA or ASIC design processes, tools and flows, and has exposure to  AXI protocols, system software dependencies, and Linux. Has hands-on experience with HDL, Tcl (or Python), physical implementation flows and verification tools
  • Design Enablement: Experience with verification methodologies, and demo creation
  • Problem Solving: Assist with solving system level issues, internally and with tier-1 customers
  • Technical Communication: Can simplify and communicate complex subjects, by articulating options, tradeoffs, and clarifying potential usability impacts


Requisition Number: 152970 
Country: United Kingdom Province: Scotland City: Edinburgh 
Job Function: Product Engineering  

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