Physical Design Engineer - 90781

Location: Ft Collins, Colorado, 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. 

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.

Microprocessor VLSI Physical Design Engineer



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 physical 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.



  • Technical lead for high speed VLSI design in deep submicron FinFET processes.
  • Work closely with RTL and physical designers across multiple sites to optimize power, performance, area, and schedule.
  • 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.



  • Hands-on experience in high speed VLSI design
  • Excellent understanding of computer architecture, hardware concepts & design tradeoffs required
  • Knowledge of Chip Level Floor planning, Bus / Pin Planning, Clock Tree Synthesis, Placement, Optimization, Routing, Parasitic Extraction, Static Timing Analysis, IR drop analysis, electromigration, Physical Verification and Sign Off.
  • Comprehend complex Verilog RTL and make minor modifications for timing or power.
  • Knowledge of digital circuits, high speed flops, synchronizers, level shifters, and SRAM.
  • Familiar with programing languages such as Perl, C, tcl, etc.


  • BS/MS in EE, CS, CSE (or similar), plus extensive hardware design experience



Fort Collins, Colorado, USA


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Requisition Number: 90781 
Country: United States State: Colorado City: Ft Collins 
Job Function: Design


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