Silicon Design Engineer 2

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.



Title : ASIC DFT Engineer


The Role : This role entails developing computer automated desing for Design for Test. This team supports all of AMD's design automations.  


The Person : This person will have technical leadership and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. This individual will be working with various cross functional teams 


Responsibilities : 

The successful candidate will be responsible of:

  • Working with a multi-discipline and international team of engineers on DFT (design-for-test) and DFD (design-for-debug) architecture, tool and methodology initiatives
  • Performing design-for-test (DFT) RTL design using architectural specifications and design generation flows
  • Performing DFT RTL integration, synthesis, equivalency checking, timing analysis and closure including defining constraints
  • Writing and maintain DFT documentation and specifications
  • Developing CAD software, scripts and other support technology to enable successful construction of DFT logics in complex SoC design
  • Performing scan insertion, ATPG verification and test pattern generation
  • Providing DFT feature bring-up and pattern debug support to production engineering team during first silicon bring-up, qualification and failure analysis


Preferred Skill sets :


  • Experience ASIC design experience
  • Experience in complex ASIC design (multi-million gates) in DFT/DFD techniques such as JTAG/IEEE standards, scan and ATPG, on-chip test pattern compression and at-speed testing using  PLL, memory BIST and repair, logic BIST, power-gating, on-chip debug logic, testing of high speed SerDes IO and analog design
  • Understanding various technologies that must work with DFT/DFD technology such as CPU’s, Graphics engines, memory and I/O controllers, etc.
  • Expertise in scan compression architecture, scan insertion and ATPG methodologies are essential
  • Working knowledge and experience in verilog simulator and waveform debugging tools, proficiency in debugging both RTL and gate level simulations
  • Experience in solving logic design or timing issues with integration, synthesis and PD teams
  • Good working knowledge of UNIX/Linux and scripting languages (e.g., TCL, c-shell, Perl), C++ programming
  • Knowledge in EDA tools/methodology, such as synthesis, equivalency checking, static timing analysis
  • Knowledge of ATE and digital IC manufacturing test is a plus


Education : Minimum B.Sc in Electrical or Computer Engineering (or equivalent)


Requisition Number: 80731 
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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