CAD RTL Synthesis Engineer

Location: San Jose, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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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.

 CAD RTL Synthesis Engineer 172144


Do you want to be a key contributor to the Excite team from AMD? We are looking for a Senior CAD Engineer - RTL, Pre-layout Methodology (172144) to be responsible for maintaining and enhancing an established push-button automation flow that performs implementation of RTL through pre-netlist synthesis and static timing analysis. You will also develop parsers to extract and waive key design metrics from industry-standard synthesis and timing reports. These metrics are published to a dashboarding system which the candidate will assist in improving to meet the needs of the RTL design teams.


You will work with a wide array of pre-production frontend design teams to provide solutions to all classes of RTL synthesis problems and support the automation of other flows such as LINT, DFT DRC, CDC, RDC, CLP, and Fishtail as well as a comprehensive regression solution that encompasses all the above.

The Person

The type of person who will be successful in this role requires a mix of EDA tool competence and TCL-based scripting capability (both in EDA tool environments and stand-alone Linux TCL shell scripts). You should be familiar with in-depth synthesis and timing methodologies, compilation choices, report options, and the full repertoire of frontend (RTL) implementation flows. Prior experience developing complex TCL scripts, including writing custom TCL QC and QoR checks using DC/PT object attributes queries and filters in Synopsys Design Compiler and PrimeTime, is essential. 

Key Responsibilities


  • Maintain and enhance a fully automated RTL implementation flow environment facilitating pre-netlist synthesis, static timing analysis, and several other design flows
  • Produce scripts to extract metrics from EDA tool shells for reporting purposes
  • Provide support for a diverse set of IP designs by assisting designers through design problems and generalizing solutions to roll out to all stakeholders
  • Recommend novel visualizations to incorporate into the reporting tools
  • Analyze the automation’s architecture and skillfully integrate new features
  • Drive closure of support issues


Preferred Experience


  • Confident experience with RTL Synthesis and Implementation
  • Solid digital logic design experience
  • Proficient with scripting languages TCL, Perl, Python, CSH
  • Proficient with Cron and LSF job control automation
  • Self-motivating with a keen eye for maneuvering technical design constraints
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills and experience working on a geographically distributed team


Academic Credentials

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


San Jose, CA





Requisition Number: 172144 
Country: United States State: California City: San Jose 
Job Function: Design  


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