MTS Physical Design Engineer (75898)

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.



The RTG IP team is looking for an experienced Physical Design Engineer to join a new IP Physical Design Enablement Team (IPET).  The mandate of this new team will be to work collaboratively with RTG IP teams to optimize our designs for physical implementation in order to drive material improvements in power, performance and area (PPA).


The role will require the candidate to be the hands-on technical member of a small team of physical design experts to develop best practices related to physical design, to iterate with several RTL design teams to provide feedback on the design with respect to PD friendliness, and help to drive learning in architecture, coding styles, synthesis methodology etc.  The team will not be responsible for the final physical design implementation (which will be owned by SOC teams), but rather will be a center of excellence responsible for defining, documenting and evangelizing best practices to achieve optimal physical designs.



  • Physical design expert collaborating with IP teams from early architecture phases to drive best practices and develop methodology  to:
    • Increase logic utilization percentage
    • Increase final silicon clock frequencies
    • Improve PD repeatability and reduce final PD cycle times
  • Run tight iterations of synthesis and place and route trials with RTL design teams to provide feedback and drive to optimal results for power, performance and area (PPA)
  • Participate in the evaluation of advance next-generation synthesis and physical design flows
  • Participate in RTL code reviews and make recommendations to improve for physical implementations
  • Spearhead the adoption of the latest power and frequency management technologies into the design
  • Define and document IP-specific physical design guidelines for use by SOC PD teams responsible for the final production physical design
  • Experimenting with new PD tools/methodologies to achieve improved results, in collaboration with PD CAD
  • Driving improved correlation between IP synthesis and SoC PD, in collaboration with PD CAD
  • Collaborate with IP teams to drive design architecture enhancements which improve lead to enhanced PD QOR



  • 5+ years experience in ASIC Design with relevant Physical Design Skills
  • Minimum BSEE/CE, or equivalent degree, Masters is definitely as asset
  • Prior experience and in depth knowledge on Chip Level Floor planning, Bus / Pin Planning, Clock Tree Synthesis, Placement, Optimization, Routing, Parasitic Extraction, Static Timing Analysis, IR drop analysis, Physical Verification and Sign Off
  • Expertise in synthesis, formal verification, and timing closure.
  • Knowledge of RTL coding and coding best practices for synthesis
  • Working experience on CAD tools from Synopsys and Cadence required
  • Experience with flow development and scripting
  • Strong communication, Time Management and Presentation Skills
  • Able to work in a geographically dispersed out teams
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills along with attention to details.
  • Proven track record of innovation
  • Must be a technical leader able to independently and efficiently drive initiatives to completion
  • Ability to provide mentorship and guidance to team members and be a very effective team player


Requisition Number: 75898 
Country: Canada State: Ontario City: Markham 
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