PHY Validation Engineer

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: PHY Validation Engineer


The Role:

The AMD NBIO team is on the lookout for a dynamic, upbeat PHY Validation Engineer 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 improve AMD’s abilities to deliver the highest quality, industry leading technologies to market. The NBIO team fosters and encourages continuous technical innovation to showcase successes as well as facilitate continuous career development.


Responsible as a PHY Validation Design Engineer, you will drive the validation plan, execution and debug of various SerDes related features for AMD’s existing and forthcoming SOC programs.


The Person:

  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills and pronounced attention to details.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must excel in a dynamic team working environment.
  • Leadership and mentoring skills a definite asset.
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to independently drive tasks to completion.


Responsibilities include:

  • Defining, documenting, executing and reporting the overall PHY test plan and validation strategy for a set of AMD IP’s.
  • Driving technical innovation to enhance AMD's capabilities in PHY validation, including tool and script development, technical and procedural methodology enhancement, and various internal and cross-functional technical initiatives.
  • Debugging and isolating PHY related issues found during pre-silicon, bring-up, system validation, and production phases of the SOC programs.
  • Engaging on pre-silicon ‘shift left’ activities with cross-functional teams including but not limited to Design Verification (DV), Diagnostics, FPGA-based Emulation and other software/hardware modeling frameworks to ensure readiness for first silicon arrival, enablement of IP functionality, and debug of critical features.
  • Leading collaborative technical discussions to drive resolution of technical issues and roll out technical initiatives.
  • Developing knowledge of system architecture/debug and other internal IP’s.
  • Supporting issues on customer platforms as requested by customer support teams.


Skills And Experience Requirements:

  • Experience in high speed IO SERDES (PHY) design/verification/post-silicon validation.
  • Experience in new products bring-up support from first-Silicon in the lab through initial production
  • Extensive experience with ASIC debug techniques and methodologies.
  • Extensive knowledge of physical and protocol levels of common high-speed interfaces an asset.
  • Extensive experience with board/platform-level debug, including clock/power delivery, sequencing, analysis, and optimization.
  • Strong scripting skills in Python/Perl/Ruby is highly desirable.  
  • Extensive experience with common lab equipment, including protocol/logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, etc.
  • In-depth knowledge of PC architectures/PCIe protocol is an asset.


Academic Credentials

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree majoring in EE, CS or related field.




LOCATION:  Markham, Ontario, CA


Requisition Number: 131352 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


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