Senior Clock Design Engineer - Programmable Clock (155661)

Location: San Jose, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Senior Clock Design Engineer (Programmable Clock) - 155661



Senior Clock Design Engineer (Programmable Clock) collaborates with the various design team (HW/SW/Architect) to understand and solve the clocking complexity for the FPGA products.


The successful candidate will be responsible for Design Implementation of programmable Clock solution and verification to achieve the optimal Power, Performance and Area. Applicants should possess good knowledge about Global Clock design using custom or semi-custom design implementation flow and methodology. Design Challenges involves providing programmable clock implementation solution on 2 & 3D platforms.



  • Investigate Clock architectures and circuits solution, Determine creative design approaches and parameters.
  • Transistor-level design, Circuit design (Clock Design) and layout of high-performance, low-power circuits.
  • Custom and standard cell circuit design, noise mitigation techniques, layout, etc.  
  • Programable global Clock distribution methodologies optimizing Clock - Skew, Jitter, Signal integrity and power integrity issues for 2.5 & 3D platform.



  • Proficient with Cadence custom circuit design tools like ADE-L and ADE-XL and running Monte-Carlo, noise, aging, EM and IR drop simulations and stability analysis.
  • Have good experience with simulation tools such as Spectre, Hspice, AFS, and System Verilog, Python.
  • EDA tools, Design Compiler, ICC2, Primetime and in transistor level analog/mixed signal circuit design. Working knowledge of extraction and STA methodology and tools
  • Coupling, crosstalk delay, effects of process variation, and clock insertion delay effects on timing margins and Clock circuit performance.



  • Minimum, Bachelor Degree
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering or related equivalent 




San Jose, California



Requisition Number: 155661 
Country: United States State: California City: San Jose 
Job Function: Design
Hiring Manager: Ashish Akhilesh


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