SMTS Silicon Design Engineer

Location: Santa Clara, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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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.

Systems Engineer



We are searching for a senior system engineer to join our PHY team developing high speed links (>32Gbps, PAM4) for Graphics and other future technologies. The role is to understand the system limitations and architect solutions for the PHY with best PPA trade-off. The role involves developing system models in Matlab or other equivalent environment to help provide architectural trade-offs, propose equalizer solutions, adaptation schemes, etc.



The successful candidate will possess:

  • Excellent understanding of S-parameters, Channel response, Equalizer trade-offs.
  • Experience with implementing various adaptation algorithms in Matlab, Python, etc.
  • Good understanding of various analog impairments (distortion, noise, jitter etc.)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills along with attention to details
  • Must be a self-starter, able to drive tasks independently and efficiently to completion
  • Strong/effective communication skills
  • Enthusiastic team-first mentality
  • Ability to provide mentorship and guidance to junior engineers
  • Relevant academic background (M. degree preferred) and at least 10 years’ progressive experience



  • Implement and maintain system model for link budgeting and analysis
  • Work with both analog engineers to model critical aspects of PHY
  • Work with RTL, Verification engineers to ensure proper implementation of algorithms  
  • Deliver detailed micro-architecture specifications & documentation
  • Support silicon bring-up and diagnostics



  • Implementation of system model in Matlab/Python to understand system trade-offs and Channel Trade offs
  • Develop Link budgets and drive trade-off analysis for PHY specifications
  • Implementing algorithms in firmware, and post silicon bring up efforts
  • At least 5 years’ progressive experience in high speed Links
  • Understanding of error correction codes, schemes
  • Familiarity with Unix/Linux environments, Matlab, C, Python



  • Relevant academic background (Master’s degree preferred)



Santa Clara, California


AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and will consider all applicants without regard to race, marital status, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE/MFDV

Requisition Number: 110061 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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.

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