Physical Design 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.

Physical Design Engineer



  • Developing innovative physical design place & route methodology and flow solutions to meet current and future digital design challenges. 
  • Working closely with EDA vendors to evaluate their capabilities and drive future improvements.
  • Tuning the design flows to achieve optimal power, performance, area and turnaround time on a range of designs.
  • Developing new flow features around new EDA tools and tool capabilities.
  • Improving and maintaining the flow infrastructure and automation.
  • Providing technical leadership, mentoring and support in a global multi-cultural work environment.




  • 5-8 Yrs experience in Physical Design execution or developing and supporting PD methodology and flows for Synthesis to GDS design of multi-gigahertz digital designs.
  • Experience with advanced process technology nodes, preferably 5nm or more recent.
  • Extensive experience in developing and customizing high performance design flows using industry-standard EDA tools for logic and physical synthesis from Cadence, Synopsys, or a similar vendor.
  • Experience with driving EDA vendors to make tool improvements or new functions to meet advanced or unique design requirements.
  • Working knowledge of static timing analysis, Synthesis, PnR, CTS and PPA optimization methodologies is strongly preferred.
  • Good UNIX and scripting programming skills (Perl, Python, and/or TCL).  Experience with software build automation and version control software (e.g., Perforce, Git) is a plus.




Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent is preferred. 



Requisition Number: 134223 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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