Sr. Silicon Design 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.



RTL Design Engineer



The focus of the role is owning and creating complex circuitry in RTL for development of AMD’s graphics processor unit (GPU) resulting in a fast, low power, efficient, best in class ASIC. 



  • An analytical thinker with problem-solving skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Possesses excellent comprehension, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, multi-project team environment using state of the art tools and technology



  • Collaborate with system and IP level architects to understand the features to be implemented and document the low-level hardware architecture
  • Create design documentation, accounting for interactions with other features and the existing hardware system, both your block and the neighboring blocks
  • Implement the design in Verilog or System Verilog, ensuring adherence to our RTL coding guidelines
  • Creating a design that has high-performance, low power, minimum area, and can execute with a very high clock frequency
  • Improve existing designs to improve performance and clock frequency, while reducing area and power
  • Run and analyze reports and resolve issues from: linting, timing, synthesis, and formal verification.
  • Assist debugging test failures in both simulation, emulation, and silicon environments
  • Create SystemVerilog coverpoints and assertions to allow verification and full functional coverage of your code.  Review code coverage, and work with DV to achieve code coverage closure.



  • Proficient in writing efficient RTL code in Verilog and System Verilog including use of a source control system and RTL linting tools
  • Proficient in debugging RTL code using simulation tools, including the ability to determine if the root cause of a failing test is the firmware, hardware, or test issue
  • Engineering tools experience with VCS, Spyglass, DC, and Formality
  • Experience in Graphics IP pipeline is a plus


  • BS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • MS degree preferred


This position is located in Markham (Canada), Orlando (US-FL), or Austin (US-TX).

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee-based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and will consider all applicants without regard to race, marital status, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE/MFDV




Requisition Number: 168733 
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

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


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