Silicon Design Engineer 1

Location: Santa Clara, California, US

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.



Key Responsibilities

  • Develop C++ Architecture model to support Architecture Exploration and predict performance for next generation Graphics 
  • Collaborate with Graphics Architects and Design & Verification Team to coordinate, participate in, new feature modeling
  • Innovate on new algorithms for optimum performance and minimal area and power through High-Level Modeling (C / C++)
  • Conduct competitive analysis of performance for state-of-the-art Graphics and Compute workloads 
  • Correlation and tune model with pre- and post- silicon design




  • Must be proficient in C / C++ 
  • Strong 3D Math Skills
  • Must have good teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with 3D pipeline and industry graphics standards (DX/OGL/OCL) is a plus
  • Good understanding of ASIC implementation methods is required to optimize for Performance, Power, Area (PPA)
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills, excellent attention to detail, and good coding skills are required
  • Proficient in scripting languages as a tool for analysis (Python preferred)



  • BS & MS Degree: Education track for Electrical or Computer Engineering w/ focus on Computer/Graphics Architecture



Requisition Number: 83078 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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