Sr. Silicon 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.

Silicon Design Engineer

The Role:

AMD’s high-profile CPU Cores Silicon Verification team is seeking a Silicon Design Engineer to contribute to and drive our silicon verification of complex architectural and microarchitectural features. This role will be pivotal in bringing AMD’s next generation CPU based products into Gaming desktops, Laptops and Data Center! We have an award-winning culture and great benefits! Join our team today!


The Person:

In this position, you will be working with a small but highly experienced team that led the silicon verification of AMD’s multi-generation Zen CPU Cores. You will be a part of a fast paced, high-performing team. If you thrive in a technically challenging environment while working on a variety of different engineering problems using cutting-edge technology, this could be the perfect opportunity for you! The ideal candidate will possess problem-solving skills, have strong communication and collaboration skills as they work with different stakeholders to understand current challenges.  Flexibility and the ability to make quick decisions are critical to success as you navigate multiple priorities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research, design, develop, and/or test electronic components and systems for semiconductor and related device manufacturing, employing knowledge of electronic theory.
  • Perform pre-Silicon Functional Verification of next generation high performance Microprocessor designs
  • Develop and execute on verification testplans at various levels of design hierarchy including unit and full-chip environments
  • Develop high level language testbench components including stimulus drivers, BFMs, behavioral models, monitors and checkers
  • Develop, simulate and debug directed and random stimulus and assembly level tests to find bugs in the microprocessor design; verify the functionality and verify conformance to the ISA
  • Find bugs in the design and work with RTL writers to resolve all simulation 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
  • Document testplans and testbench component plans and drive reviews with peers and stakeholders.
  • Maintain and improve existing functional verification infrastructure and methodology.
  • When presented with Silicon issues, replicate in the pre-silicon environment and provide debug expertise to root cause the issue and ensure complete validation
  • Contribute towards and drive as needed pre-silicon and/or post-silicon verification of complex architectural and microarchitectural features
  • Drive project deliverables and dependencies with cross-site Architects, RTL writers, and Physical Design engineers.
  • Independently develop quality, timely and cost effective solutions.

Preferred Experience:

  • Documented and demonstrable expertise in at least four of the following either academic or professional setting
    • Modern computer architecture including processor pipeline and memory hierarchy
    • Hands-on work in C++ programming for either hardware modeling or testbench development or projects of similar scope and complexity
    • Logic design and representing the same in HDL (e.g. Verilog or VHDL)
    • Assembly language programming and Instruction Set Architecture of a modern microprocessor
    • Hardware Verification methodology and techniques such as simulation, debug, coverage, formal, etc.
  • Experience working in a Unix/Linux environment
  • Experience in scripting languages (e.g. Perl or Python or Ruby)
  • Experience in hardware/logic simulators (e.g. VCS or NC-Verilog)
  • Experience in debug tools or waveform viewers
  • Experience in Verification languages (e.g. Specman or System Verilog or UVM)
  • Experience in Formal verification tools and techniques
  • Experience in modeling hardware designs in emulators or FPGAs


Academic Credentials:

  • MS in EE/ECE/CE/CompSci
  • 4+ years of relevant experience


Santa Clara, CA preferred




Requisition Number: 173521 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design

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