Silicon Design Engineer 2

Location: Markham, Ontario, CA

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.





We are looking for a Validation Engineer to join our Data Center Power/Performance and System Management Team. You will define and execute the end-to-end test plan and validation strategy for a set of AMD IP's and FW components. In this role, you will be responsible for driving technical innovation to enhance AMD’s capabilities in IP and cross-IP validation, including tool and script development, technical and procedural methodology enhancement, and various internal and cross-functional technical initiatives. You will work directly with SOC architect and HW designers to review plan coverage and execution strategies. 



As Power/Perf Domain Engineer Lead, you will drive planning, validation, and debug of various hardware IP and FW controlled power/perf features for forthcoming AMD Data Center products from Pre-silicon to Post-silicon.



  • Debugging issues found during pre-silicon, bring up, validation, and production phases of SOC programs
  • Validating integrated hardware, firmware, and software functionalities with all corners to ensure problem-free production
  • Leading collaborative test approach with multiple teams, and tracking test execution to make sure all features are validated and optimized on time
  • Working closely with supporting teams in design, diagnostics, emulation, firmware, and driver to ensure readiness for first silicon arrival, enablement of IP functionality, debug of critical features, and full validation for production
  • Drive and execute pre-silicon verification, including but not limited to FPGA-based emulation, Design Verification (DV), and other software/hardware modeling frameworks
  • Developing knowledge of system architecture, technical debug, and validation strategy
  • Supporting issues on customer platforms as requested by customer support teams


  • New college graduate friendly
  • Prior years of experiences in the semiconductor industry is a plus
  • Strong understanding of digital electronics and CMOS devices
  • Strong knowledge in developing and debugging system hardware and software or firmware for embedded systems
  • Prior experience with FPGA emulation for VLSI systems
  • Strong knowledge in C, Python, and any scripting languages
  • Good understanding of computer organization/architecture, Machine Learning, HPC
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Power, performance, or thermal management experience would be helpful
  • Security/cryptography experience would be an asset
  • Strong analytical skills and pronounced attention to details
  • Must be a self-starter, and able to independently drive tasks to completion


  • Bachelor or Master's degree in electrical/computer engineering or computer science



Markham, ON, Canada




Requisition Number: 147241 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


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