DFT Design Verification Engineer - 146783

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 Role:

Our candidate will be an experienced engineer who is passionate about applying Verification skills and technologies to verify Design For Test (DFT) logic. Our microprocessors are designed using next generation process technologies and operate at extremely high frequencies - demanding custom DFT solutions.


The Person:

The candidate will work with DFT architects to develop and validate these solutions to meet product testability, diagnostic and quality requirements.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform pre-Silicon and Silicon Functional Verification of next generation high performance Microprocessor designs – specifically Verification of custom DFT (Design For Test) features, logic and microarchitecture.
  • Develop and execute on verification testplans at different levels of design hierarchy including unit and full-chip environments. Apply the latest technologies in simulation, emulation and formal verification.
  • Develop testbench components including stimulus drivers, monitors and checkers
  • Develop and utilize Formal Verification environments and techniques
  • Find bugs in the design and work with RTL writers to resolve all failures and discrepancies
  • Develop and analyze assertions and coverage terms. Participate in technical reviews of the specifications, design and testplans. Identify and address areas of concern to meet design quality objectives.
  • Develop tools, infrastructure, processes and flows to enable functional verification
  • When presented with Silicon issues, replicate in the pre-silicon environment and provide debug expertise to root cause the issue and ensure complete validation.
  • Document testplans and testbench component plans and drive reviews with peers and partners.


Preferred Skills:

Documented and demonstrable expertise in at least two of the following:

  • Modern computer DFT architecture
  • Logic design and Verilog HDL
  • Hardware Verification methodology and techniques
  • Verification testbench and stimulus development
  • Formal Verification

Experience working in a Unix/Linux environment

Demonstrate good communication skills, and abilities to work with a complementary team



MS in EE/ECE/CompE/CompSci and relevant experience preferred


Santa Clara, CA preferred.  Alternate locations: Folsom, CA; Hillsborough, OR; Austin, TX; Raleigh, NC; Boxborough, MA


Requisition Number: 146783 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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