Cache RTL Engineer - 94861

Location: Ft Collins, Colorado, 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.


AMD’s Cores Organization delivers industry leading CPU’s and caches that are the foundation of AMD’s server, client, and gaming business.  We are looking for an experienced VLSI RTL design engineer to join this innovative team as a technical expert.  The candidate will be a key contributor and leader for AMD’s next generation cores and caches.  The candidate will join the team based in Fort Collins, CO. 



The candidate should have strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills with excellent attention to details.  We work on programs with long timelines, so self-motivation and a commitment to meeting deadlines is required.   We are pushing the envelope on chip performance, so the status quo must be challenged on every program.  This requires creativity and innovation, but also excellent verbal and written communication skills.  We work in small teams, but we are part of a large cross-site Core’s organization, so teamwork is also vital our success.



  • Provide leadership for a dedicated team of hardware and software engineers to define and implement the CPU-level microarchitecture related to cache array designs and DFT around the cache arrays.
  • Write and maintain detailed specifications for the verification team members to use.
  • Write and maintain external specifications for product and test teams to use.
  • Work closely with the Physical Design team members to drive design closure using experience with Static Timing, clock domain crossing (CDC) tools on RTL and gate-level netlists, and Static Power analysis tools and flows.
  • Work with product test teams during test bring up phase of the product.
  • Integrate complex IPs into the CPU design and build environment using and gaining experience with Verilog, Ruby, Python, Perl, C++, and Shell languages.
  • Work across global teams to solve complex interactions between IP and SOC build environments.
  • Develop ways to improve our CPU design by increasing quality, by simplifying design complexities through innovation, and by improving our technical interactions with other teams.
  • Solve design and tool problems requiring ground-breaking approaches and champion innovation across the organization.  Create technical presentations for peers and management.
  • Guide and mentor junior engineers.




  • Prior leadership experience with Digital RTL Design, Software Development, Verilog HDL and Scripting.
  • Understanding of modern CPU architecture.
  • Strong knowledge and background in cache array designs utilizing high performance SRAM memory arrays.
  • Some knowledge and/or working understanding of the underlying circuits used in high-performance SRAMs.
  • Strong understanding of DFT concepts in areas of MBIST (Memory Built In Self Test) and other related DFT techniques for memory arrays.
  • Working knowledge of multi-power domain design specifications using UPF.
  • Eagerness to learn and grow as a CPU cache array and DFT design engineer.
  • Experience collaborating effectively towards the success of a project by working closely with a diverse team across disciplines



  • BS/MS in EE, CS, CSE (or similar) preferred




Fort Collins, Colorado, USA



Requisition Number: 94861 
Country: United States State: Colorado City: Ft Collins 
Job Function: Design


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