Functional Safety Silicon Design Engineer (153310)

Location: San Jose, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Functional Safety Silicon Design Engineer (153310)



AMD-AECG has an opening for an Automotive Functional Safety Silicon Design Engineer in the SOC Functional Safety team. This team is responsible for execution of the Functional Safety Lifecycle for AMD-AECG Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP) including requirements management, safety microarchitecture, safety analyses, and certification.



Take your ASIC Design, Verification, or Applications background and leverage it into this new and exciting role in automotive functional safety!  In this unique and rapidly growing market opportunity you will develop a rare and highly in demand skillset while improving the lives of others by impacting the functional safety of automobiles!



In this onsite/off-site hybrid role, based in San Jose, CA,  you will contribute across the following diverse set of activities leading to the certification of our ACAP for usage in automotive applications:

  • Requirements management and traceability
  • Review of Safety Concept
  • Specification of Microarchitecture and creation of reusable RTL components for FuSa library
  • Safety Analyses such as DFMEA, DFA and FMEDA on designs that utilize latest technologies from market leaders in ASIC/SOC IP such as Arm
  • Guidance and review of verification, fault injection and validation efforts across block level verif/val teams
  • Preparation of work products for ISO26262 assessments



  • Experience in designing RTL blocks for an SOC, ASIC or FPGA
  • Understanding of safety mechanisms such as Parity, ECC, CRC, Watchdog timer, Voltage/temperature monitoring
  • Basic understanding of synthesis and place & route processes in SOC/ASIC or FPGA design context
  • Experience building testbenches for verification of RTL designs
  • Experience or understanding of fault injection simulations and fault grading
  • Simulation and debugging experience using VCS, IES, Verdi etc
  • Experience with silicon validation of processor based designs
  • Experience in building automation using scripting languages as PERL, Python or TCL
  • Ability to lead others, junior engineers or cross functional teams, through safety analyses 


Desired Qualifications

  • Understanding of verification using UVM and pre-silicon validation using prototyping platforms
  • Understanding of design for Functional Safety best practices and knowledge of iSO26262 specific safety analyses
  • Understanding of ARM architecture and APB, AXI, ACE, CHI protocols and network on chip blocks
  • Understanding of common analog blocks such as PLL, ADC, SerDes
  • Understanding of multiple power domains
  • Experience working in design teams distributed over multiple sites
  • Post-silicon validation and debug experience
  • FPGA knowledge and emulation experience
  • Xilinx ISE or Vivado Design Suite and Xilinx Embedded Development Kit



  • BS or MS (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related equivalent)



San Jose, CA




Requisition Number: 153310 
Country: United States State: California City: San Jose 
Job Function: Design
Hiring Manager: Sarosh Azad


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