Temporary Systems Design Engineer - Graphics Silicon Validation Engineer - 79666

Location: Markham, Ontario, CA

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Temporary Systems Design Engineer – Graphics Silicon Validation Engineer



The Datacenter Graphics and Accelerated Computing Validation Team is looking for dynamic and energetic Validation Engineers 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 enhance AMD’s abilities to deliver the highest quality, industry leading technologies used for Datacenter, Machine Learning, and High-Performance Computing. The team fosters and encourages continuous technical innovation to showcase successes as well as facilitate continuous career development.



A self-starter with the ability to execute complex test plans independently, and collaborate with others to resolve problems found. You will have guidance from senior engineers familiar with the role, and should feel comfortable working in a lab environment.


As a validation engineer, you will drive the planning, validation, and debug of various hardware and software components of SoC for upcoming AMD products, while working with Silicon/IP design teams, key architects, software team and other validation team members


Responsibilities include:

  • Define and execute end-to-end test plan and validation strategy for a group of AMD IP
  • Debug issues found during pre-silicon, bring-up, validation, and production phases of SOC programs
  • Lead collaborative test approach with multiple teams, and tracking test execution to make sure all features are validated and optimized on time
  • Develop knowledge of system architecture, technical debug, and validation strategy
  • Drive technical innovation to enhance AMD’s capabilities in IP validation including tools and script development, technical and procedural methodology enhancement, and various internal and cross-functional technical initiatives.
  • Work closely with supporting teams in design, diagnostics, emulation, firmware, and software to ensure readiness for first silicon arrival, enablement of IP functionality, and debug of critical features.
  • Support on customer platforms as requested by customer support teams.



  • Experience working on high speed I/O designs or validation
  • Demonstrated ability to execute complex tasks in Linux environment
  • Familiar with PC systems and components
  • Familiar with lab environments and equipment, such as oscilloscopes and logic analyzers, high speed I/O bus analyzer
  • Experience defining test plans and validation strategies
  • Ability to debug complex problems, especially with limited visibility to the DUT (black box)
  • Good communication skills, able to communicate across functions, teams, and geographies
  • Experience with system architecture, graphics/multimedia/high speed I/O protocols and specifications, PCB design/analysis, RTL design/verification, physical design, emulation, and DRAM technologies is a bonus
  • Basic Linux debug skill
  • Server platform validation skill is a plus.
  • Able to learn quickly
  • Scripting skills in Python a plus
  • Graphics experience a plus
  • Experience with High speed I/O lane margining tools a plus (such as PCIESIG tool)



  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering



Markham, Ontario, Canada




Requisition Number: 79666 
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 AskHR@amd.com.

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