PMTS Silicon Design Engineer

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 cache verification 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 technical leadership for a cache hierarchy verification team
  • Perform Functional verification of high-speed Microprocessor designs, including development of infrastructure, directed and random test suites at behavioral RTL and gate design levels across SoC, Core and block hierarchies.
  • Develop environments, infrastructure, and test plans to accommodate both full chip and stand-alone block-level verification and debug capabilities using simulation tools, debug tools and programming skills, based on in-depth understanding of the architecture and HDL/logical design of the microprocessor.
  • Based on thorough understanding of the design architecture, develop, run and debug x86 assembly based directed tests and random exercisers to validate functionality and testability operation of the microprocessor design leveraging C/C++/Perl/assembly programming, logic design and simulation skill set.
  • Drive project deliverables/dependencies with cross-discipline/site RTL, DFT and Implementation design teams along with product manufacturing 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 verification techniques of microprocessors/ASIC designs.
  • Proven programming proficiency in x86 assembly, C/C++, Perl, and Ruby languages along with strong logic simulation competence.
  • Demonstrated expertise with Verilog HDL and System Verilog.
  • Demonstrated solid understanding of modern computer architecture.
  • DFT feature knowledge with JTAG -1149.x, Memory, Logic and I/O Built-In-Self-Test(BIST) and Scan design(LSSD/MuxD) structures and protocol would be a plus.



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



Fort Collins, Colorado, USA





Expected to range from $146,300.00 to $209,000.00, commensurate with experience and specific skill sets. Benefits offered are described here.


Requisition Number: 94904 
Country: United States State: Colorado City: Ft Collins 
Job Function: Design  


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