Silicon Design Engineer

Location: San Jose, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Join a team of silicon design engineers who utilize their skills in logical and physical circuit optimization to innovate and implement programmable logic interfaces.  Our team owns the design and implementation from RTL to final layout database delivery, as well as supports silicon validation and characterization.  You’ll be part of a small and focused design team with a wide scope of responsibilities and technical opportunities using the latest in circuit design tools and methodologies.  Your skills will be deployed in simulation, characterization, and model development for circuit performance and power at cell, critical path, and block-level designs.   



We are looking for a self-motivated team worker, who possesses good verbal and written communication skills.  The ideal candidate strives to tackle challenges in creative ways with solutions that can be applied in a wide range of applications. If you have a drive for high-quality, high-accountability design work, then you will be a great fit for our team! 



  • Schematic capture 

  • Logical equivalency checks 

  • Test bench development 

  • Place and route constraint definition 

  • Physical design closure in APR tools 

  • Critical-path simulations for timing correlation with STA 

  • Electrical rule checks commensurate with each stage of the design 

  • Generating and characterizing models of circuit timing and power 



  • Knowledge in VLSI design, design automation, IC design, and RTL design 

  • Knowledge of floor planning, synthesis, place & route, static timing analysis, and EM/IR analysis 

  • Knowledge of Cadence SPICE, Synopsys Primetime, and IC compiler preferred 



  • MS (preferred) or BS with additional experience in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or related equivalent 






Requisition Number: 162224 
Country: United States State: California City: San Jose 
Job Function: Design

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