CPU Core Physical Design Engineer

Location: Poughkeepsie, New York, 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.


The Role: 

This is an opportunity to join the team designing AMD’s award winning “Zen” high-performance processors.  

When you join our engineering team, you immediately get involved in our design efforts. You will be joining the team responsible for high-speed logical design and physical implementation of our microprocessor core. Tackling issues such as timing, power optimization, electrical analysis, and design methodology. 


The Person: 

  • Are you interested in the following?
    • Taking a design idea and making it into real silicon
    • Solving novel logic design problems
    • Learning what goes into a high-end microprocessor
    • Want to work on the fastest CPU designs in the world
  • As CPU Cores Physical Design Engineer, you will use front end logic design skills along with traditional physical design skills to achieve the fastest designs CPU designs in cutting edge fabrication technologies


Key Responsibilities:

  • Logic design 
  • Custom place-and-route 
  • Synthesis 
  • Timing optimization  
  • Tackle design challenges ranging from synthesis, implementation, static timing analysis, electrical analysis and design closure using EDA tool flows


Preferred Experience:

  • Solid understanding of Digital Logic Design and Optimization 
  • Silicon gate-level design 
  • Timing analysis and optimization 
  • Electrical reliability analysis
  • Knowledge of computer architecture 
  • Scripting languages such as TCL, Perl, Python, or Ruby
  • Solid understanding of industry EDA tools related to timing analysis, electrical analysis, logic synthesis, place & route 
  • Understanding of various circuit issues such as signal coupling/noise, IR, electromigration



  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Electrical or Computer Engineering





Requisition Number: 169926 
Country: United States State: New York City: Poughkeepsie 
Job Function: Design

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