Synthesis and Physical 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.



The Role:   169121

AMD is offering an exciting opportunity for Silicon Design Engineers to join one of our Synthesis and Physical Design teams making multi-billion gate SOC's using the latest Process Technologies and EDA Tools and Flows.  Your role will be to plan, implement, and close the layout and timing of Digital IP meeting some of the most agressive PPA bounding boxes in the industry.


Experience Requirements:

  • Deep knowledge of digital CMOS layout and timing fundamentals
  • Experience with digital layout steps including floorplaning, cell placement,  clock tree construction,  signal routing, timing closure,  DRC/LVS/Antenna rule closure
  • General understanding of:
    • Power-Performance-Area trade-offs and optimization
    • low power design techniques
    • techniques that enable higher logic density and higher frequency
  • Unix/Linux environment and good at scripting w/ TCL, Perl, and/or Python
  • EDA tools like Calibre, ICC2 and ICV.
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • 5+ years of ASIC tapeout experience


Academic Requirements:

  • MSEE with 3+ years or Bachelor with 5+ years of industrial experience in ASIC design



  • Markham, Ontario, CAN



Requisition Number: 169121 
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

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