Graphics IP Design Verification Engineer - 128521

Location: Markham, Ontario, CA

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Graphics IP Staff Design Verification Engineer



As a Senior Member of Technical Staff Silicon Design Engineer, you will work with leading industry tools and design & verification concepts to achieve full functional, performance & power verification closure on a variety of digital design blocks which are a part of the Graphics Core IP (GFXIP). You will work closely with architects, designers and other design verification engineers to devise a testplan for pre-silicon verification, lead the planning & development of testbenches to exercise the design, write detailed testplans to cover new blocks and features, drive the development of test-cases and coverpoints or assertions to achieve verification closure. You will also own regression and coverage tracking & closure for the block(s) that you are responsible for.


A project usually has a year timeline and there are many products that the GFXIP is deployed into, including main-stream, mobile, workstation, machine-intelligence GPUs, APUs and gaming consoles.



The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in Computer Architecture, Digital Logic Design and Verification and should strive to continuously learn on the job. Excellent leadership, organization and communication skills are paramount, as is the ability to identify and tackle different problems with diligence, whether it is a tool, flow or process issue, or a logic design and verification issue. You should be able strike a balance between collaborative problem-solving and independent solution development. And finally, be able to make good decisions regarding which tasks to delegate versus which ones to work on yourself. Your attitude to, and execution of work should serve as an example to more junior team members and motivate the team to excel overall.



  • Work closely with the architect, RTL designers and other verification engineers to achieve verification closure within project schedules
  • Be responsible for functional, power and performance verification of a block, including verification planning, execution and DV closure
  • Develop resource and schedule estimations and be able to present multiple options to meet project schedule
  • Propose and develop effective verification strategies adopting evolving modern verification methods used in the industry
  • Create, reuse and debug testbenches, verification components and test cases for verification of the design
  • Develop and execute test and coverage plans to ensure the functional, performance and power completeness
  • Drive verification methodology improvement initiatives and encourage adoption of better processes across the broader team
  • Mentor and train junior design verification engineers



  • 5+ years of verification experience on large ASIC development projects
  • Solid fundamental understanding of Computer Architecture and Digital Design concepts
  • Experience with Verilog or SystemVerilog
  • Experience working with UVM, OVM or equivalent
  • Experience with functional coverage and assertions
  • Strong background in OOP coding techniques
  • Understanding of common design patterns
  • Familiarity with scripting languages: perl or tcl or ruby or Bash or python, etc
  • Experience working with industry standards tools such Synopsys VCS, VC Formal, DVE, Verdi, GDB or equivalent
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills



  • 8+ years of verification experience on large ASIC development projects
  • Experience with formal verification techniques
  • Experience leading a team of design verification engineers to achieve verification closure on complex design blocks within tight schedules
  • Proven track record of driving adoption of new verification tools, techniques and methodologies within broader organization



  • Bachelor’s (or preferably Master’s) degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar



Markham, ON Canada



Requisition Number: 128521 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


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