ASIC Physical Design Engineer

Location: Santa Clara, 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.

ASIC Physical Design Engineer



  • The position will involve working with a very experienced physical design team of AMD graphics core and is responsible for delivering the physical design of blocks to meet challenging goals for frequency, power and other design requirements for AMD next generation graphics processors in a fast-paced environment on cutting edge technology.



  • Physical design Engineer with strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills with excellent attention to detail. The candidates should have excellent communication skills, very good team player and ability to drive, lead and mentor team of engineers for project execution.


  • Physical design of complex GPU multi-millions gate design and achieve required performance, area and power targets
  • Work with RTL design to analyze potential bottlenecks for frequency, resolve LOL and timing issue upfront in the project cycle to achieve frequency targets
  • Handling Floor-plan, Physical Implementation of Power-plan, Synthesis, Placement, CTS, Timing Closure, Routing, Extraction, Physical Verification (DRC & LVS), Crosstalk Analysis, EM/IR
  • Handling different PNR tools - Synopsys ICC2, ICC, Fusion Compiler, PrimeTime, StarRC, Mentor Graphics Calibre, Apache Redhawk, Cadence Innovus, genus






  • 10+ years of professional experience in physical design, preferably with high performance designs.
  • Experience in automated synthesis and timing driven place and route of RTL blocks for high speed datapath and control logic applications.
  • Experience in automated design flows for clock tree synthesis, clock and power gating techniques, scan stitching, design optimization for improved timing/power/area, and design cycle time reduction.
  • Experience in floorplanning, establishing design methodology, IP integration, checks for logic equivalence, physical/timing/electrical quality, and final signoff for large IP delivery
  • Strong experience with tools for logic synthesis, place and route, timing analysis, and design checks for physical and electrical quality, familiarity with tools for schematics, layout, and circuit/logic simulation
  • Experience in leading team of Engineers for design closure
  • Versatility with scripts to automate design flow.
  • Strong communication skills, ability to multi-task across projects, and work with geographically spread out teams
  • Experience in FinFET & Dual Patterning nodes such as 16/14/10/7/5nm
  • Excellent physical design and timing background.
  • Experience in RTL design and LOL reduction is preferred
  • Good understanding of computer organization/architecture is preferred.
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills and pronounced attention to details.
  • Proficient in perl, python, tcl etc



  • Bachelors or Masters in Electronics/Electrical Engineering


Orlando FL, Santa Clara CA, Folsom CA, Austin TX, Boston,


Requisition Number: 176681 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design

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