Security/Virtualization Validation Engineer

Location: Santa Clara, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

Apply now

Apply for Job

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.


In this position, you will perform pre-Silicon Functional Verification of next generation high performance Microprocessor designs. It involves research, design, develop, and/or test of electronic components; designing and developing software systems to aid pre-Silicon functional verification and systems for semiconductor and related device manufacturing employing knowledge of electronic theory.


The person:

We're searching for candidates who love technical challenges and are natural problem solvers. Detail oriented people who seek continuous improvement and enjoy innovation are encouraged to apply.


Key responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible to develop and execute on verification test plans at different levels of design hierarchy including unit and full-chip environments and develop high level language testbench components including stimulus drivers, BFMs, behavioral models, monitors and checkers. You will also develop, simulate and debug directed and random stimulus and assembly level tests to find bugs in the microprocessor design and verify the functionality and verify conformance to the ISA. You may also be developing and/or maintaining software systems that provide infrastructure for directed assembly test and/or random stimulus.
  • Additional responsibilities include –
  • Develop and analyze assertions and coverage terms. Participate in technical reviews of the specifications, design and test plans. Identify and address areas of concern to meet design quality objectives.
  • Work with RTL writers to resolve all simulation failures and discrepancies
  • Develop tools, infrastructure, processes and flows to enable functional verification
  • Document test plans and testbench component plans and drive reviews with peers and partners.
  • 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 goals and dependencies with cross-site Architects, RTL writers, and Physical Design engineers.
  • Independently develop quality, timely and cost-effective solutions.


Preferred experience:

We are looking for highly experienced CPU level design verification engineer with strong background in Computer Architecture and excellent coding skills

  • Processor pipeline and memory hierarchy
  • Hands-on work in C++ (or any other objected oriented languages) 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 current microprocessor
  • Hardware Verification methodology and techniques such as simulation, debug, coverage, formal, etc.
  • Experience working in large-scale software projects including software front-end and/or back-end designs (optionally full-stack)
  • 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)


Academic credentials:

  • BSEE, BSCE, BSCS or related degree preferred



  • Santa Clara, California





Requisition Number: 173203 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design

Benefits offered are described here.

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. We consider candidates regardless of age, ancestry, color, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third party affiliation, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status. Please click here for more information.

Apply now

Apply for Job

Share this Job