Sr. Silicon Design Engineer - 79374

Location: Markham, Ontario, CA

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.




Board Validation Engineer



The Datacenter Graphics and Accelerated Computing Validation Team is looking for dynamic and energetic Board Validation Engineers to join our growing team. As a key contributor to the success of AMD’s IP, you will be part of a leading team to drive and enhance AMD’s abilities to deliver the highest quality, industry-leading technologies used for Datacenter, Machine Learning, and High-Performance Computing. The team fosters and encourages continuous technical innovation to showcase successes as well as facilitate continuous career development.



A self-starter with the ability to execute complex test plans independently and collaborate with others to resolve problems found. As a validation engineer, you are expected to work with experienced engineers and also guide junior engineers, you should feel comfortable working in a lab environment.



As a Board Validation Engineer, you will drive the planning, validation, and debug of the board hardware component of new upcoming AMD products, while working with Board design teams, key architects, and other validation team members


Responsibilities include:

  • Define and execute end-to-end test plan and validation strategies for board validation.
  • Debug issues found during pre-silicon, bring-up, validation, and production phases of SOC programs
  • Lead collaborative test approach with multiple teams, and tracking test execution to make sure all features are validated and optimized on time
  • Reviewing converter topologies and selecting power components like PWM controllers, power transistors and passive filter elements such as magnetics and capacitors;
  • Executing extensive preliminary design validation
  • Review schematics as well as working with PCB layout and mechanical teams in developing a robust validation plan.
  • debugging new designs and identifying compliance with original specifications by comprehensive laboratory work executed in the context of exhaustive test plans
  • Supporting other teams with power-related issues during the characterization and launch phases of new graphics cards.
  • Support on customer platforms as requested by customer support teams.
  • Provide meaningful execution and issue update to program management.





  • Excellent understanding in the fundamentals of power electronics with special emphasis on multiphase power converters
  • Demonstrated ability to work with oscilloscopes, multi-meters, current probes, electronic loads, and protocol analyzers as well as adept at intuitive reasoning to explain and correct unexpected results
  • Proficient at documenting experimental results in a structured manner for ease of reference
  • Ability to use circuit simulations tools such as PSPICE, LTSPICE, and SIMPLIS
  • Strong analytical skills for test creation and debug
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Must excel in a dynamic team working environment
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to independently drive tasks to completion
  • Leadership and mentoring skills a definite asset
  • Graphics experience a plus



  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering



Markham, Ontario, Canada


AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and will consider all applicants without regard to race, marital status, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE/MFDV

Requisition Number: 79374 
Country: Canada State: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


AMD is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective provincial human rights codes throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Any applicant who requires accommodation should contact

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