Senior Systems Design Engineer

Location: San Jose, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Senior Systems Design Engineer



We are seeking an individual interested in creating hardware validation platforms and debugging complex issues involving both hardware and software.

Our team develops hardware systems for pre-silicon and silicon validation of our advanced FPGA and ACAP families.  We use both commercial emulation systems and FPGA-based platforms for prototyping.  On silicon, we develop boards to functionally validate the latest silicon features.



  • Worked with the leading emulation and prototyping vendors (Synopsys, Cadence, Mentor) to debug issues and deploy new capabilities
  • Experience with Emulation of full-SoC design with embedded processors such as ARM Cortex A53, A72
  • Experience building, running and debugging SoC system failures on emulation platforms (Zebu, Palladium or Veloce)
  • Broad software debug experience with C/C++ and knowledge of low-level assembly programming languages
  • Fluent in System Verilog and a familiarity with VHDL hardware design languages, simulation and debug
  • Working knowledge of Linux environment
  • Experience with scripting languages including Perl, Python, Unix shells and Makefiles
  • Experience with Synopsys Design Constraints (SDC)
  • Experience developing system or IP prototypes using FPGAs
  • Experience using FPGA synthesis tools, including Synopsys Synplify
  • Experience using Xilinx Ultrascale FPGAs, Vivado, and Vivado Debug
  • Knowledge of high-speed interfaces including QSFP, PCIe, USB, SATA, GB Ethernet, DDR3/4/5, LPDDR3/4, HBM
  • Knowledge of devices including SPI, IIC, SD, NAND, QSPI.
  • Experience with FPGA-based validation designs based on embedded processors such as ARM Cortex A72 and other hard IP within Xilinx FPGAs and ACAPs




  • BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering or related equivalent field
  • MS in Electrical or Computer Engineering or related equivalent field
  • PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering or related equivalent field 




San Jose, CA





Requisition Number: 171821 
Country: United States State: California City: San Jose 
Job Function: Design

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