PCIe Design Staff Engineer

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.



The Role: AMD is looking for an RTL Designer willing to take on the challenge of becoming part of a critical IP Design team, part of the PCIe Sub-System of AMD microprocessors.  In this role you will be given an opportunity to work on the next generation technology that will be part of future AMD chips powering Gaming Consoles, Servers, Personal Computers and Graphics Cards. This team is responsible for all the aspects of the design implementation of a key IP block that enables high-speed PCIe protocol communications in AMD microprocessors, developing a balanced architecture between power consumption and performance.


The Person:

  • Exhibits pronounced attention to detail and a relentless commitment to meet quality and development goals on schedule
  • Performs at their highest potential both when executing their tasks and learning new skills
  • Thrives in both a team environment and when contributing individually
  • Communicates openly and clearly in meetings, presentations, emails and reports
  • Able to learn independently and quickly acquire new skills required for the job
  • A creative innovator who loves technical challenges and detail-oriented tasks



  • RTL implementation in Verilog and/or System Verilog of multiple critical IP-level features
  • Work closely with IP and System Architects during the micro-architecture definition of critical features
  • Apply low-power, high-speed design techniques when implementing new logic or improving existing logic, maintaining, or improving overall system performance
  • Timing, LINT and CDC analysis and closure to ensure high quality RTL
  • Support Design Verification and Silicon Validation teams, debug design issues throughout all stages of the project including post-silicon
  • Work in the lab debugging and solving silicon bring-up issues or customer issues


Preferred Experience:

  • Expert in RTL Digital Design implementation using Verilog, SystemVerilog or other HDL languages
  • Significant experience with multi-clock-domain, high-frequency designs and low-power designs
  • Experience with Linting and CDC tools, as well as Equivalence Checks
  • Understanding of high-speed I/O protocols (e.g. PCIe, SATA, Ethernet)
  • Knowledge of C/C++, SystemVerilog or UVM would be beneficial for simulation debug
  • Some hands-on lab experience with logic analyzers and oscilloscopes for silicon bring-up work is desirable


Preferred Education:

  • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering


Location: Markham, Vancouver, Calgary






Requisition Number: 157922 
Country: Canada Province: 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 AskHR@amd.com.

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.


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