CPU Cores Construction Sr. Flow and Methodology Engineer

Location: Santa Clara, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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What you do at AMD changes everything 

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.

The AMD Silicon Valley Cores Methodology Team is seeking a new team member to help investigate, develop, and deploy new techniques to optimize and analyze core timing and power to help create the next generation Zen CPU core for future iterations of Epyc servers and Ryzen desktop/notebook computers.  As a member of our team, you’ll be responsible for collaborating with experts across various aspects of the CPU design flow, from RTL design to tape-out in the most advanced process nodes.  In our group, your work will have widespread and immediate impact on the ongoing project. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop high speed and low power VLSI design flows and tools in deep submicron fabrication processes
  • Coordinate the efforts of physical design engineers, CAD engineers, and EDA vendors to deliver a leading edge, microprocessor design process
  • Solve design and tool problems with ground-breaking approaches and champion innovation across the organization
  • Foster collaboration and knowledge sharing through technical presentations towards peers and management


What You Will Gain

  • A big picture understanding of CPU design at multiple levels including –
    • experience in the entire design process of bringing up a high-performance CPU at various stages of development
    • insight into various domains of high speed and low power logic design through direct collaboration with both design and CAD experts
    • understanding of how designs in development are linked to existing and future unannounced products that drive AMD’s overall strategy
  • An extensive network of peers across various expertise and at a number of AMD sites; many opportunities to develop your future career
  • Many chances to take on challenging problems that arise while working on the cutting-edge of technology


Preferred Skillset

  • VLSI circuit design
  • High speed logic design and synthesis 
  • Timing analysis and optimization
  • Low power design techniques
  • Tool-driven place and route
  • Gate-level design/verification
  • Verilog
  • Experience with tool scripting (e.g., Python/TCL) 



Masters in CS/EE plus relevant work experience.



      • AMD is a government contractor and subcontractor. As required by Executive Order, our US employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s work location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by January 4, 2022. AMD will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request an exception from this requirement if you have a need for a religious and/or medical accommodation.

Requisition Number: 126421 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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