MTS Silicon Design Engineer

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, AU

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.




The Role:

Join an industry leading Graphics IP team which specializes in the design and verification of AMD’s Graphics Processors. You are an ASIC Verification expert, and you will own critical tasks which directly impact the quality of products. This role involves specifying, designing and implementing test plans and verification environments using UVM and other advanced verification methodologies; and working with the team to test, debug, and deliver quality designs.


The Person:


  • Listens carefully, starts a task only after the requirement, expectations, and schedule are aligned with stakeholders
  • Asks questions about priority, efficiency, and value; ensure the answers are grasped, demonstrate it progressively in action
  • Presents (email, chat, in-person) concise, convincing descriptions and supporting information to expedite issue closure with the team


Analytical thinker:

  • Subdivides an issue into its parts, theorize root causes, capture evidence, seek guidance where appropriate
  • Superb attention to detail but only to the level necessary
  • Comprehends complex ASIC architectural, design, and verification concepts



  • Able to work independently and challenge oneself every day
  • Seeks guidance from peers and management while achieving business and career goals
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, multi-project team environment using state of the art tools and technology



  • Thrives in an environment of technical, and passionate engineers
  • Appreciates the value of diverse personalities which make the job rewarding and inspiring
  • Unified commitment to business objectives
  • Strong level of team-oriented encouragement
  • Optimistic but balanced with realistic expectations
  • Respectful of team members and collaborates for the best solutions
  • Continuously improve how the team meets requirements (Quality)


Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with architects, hardware engineers, and verification engineers to understand the development targets
  • Specify and develop verification environments, test plans, and coverage targets
  • Contribute to project planning and tracking by providing resource estimates, identifying schedule milestones, and monitoring progress during project execution
  • Support the architecture, design and modelling team members by providing a specialist verification contribution
  • Debug test failures to determine the root cause; work with engineers to resolve design defects and correct any errors
  • Contribute to review of functional and code coverage metrics
  • Enhance the verification environment and testing to improve quality
  • Identify and implement opportunities for improving AMD’s ASIC design and verification methodologies and processes


Required Experience:

  • Specifying hardware verification environments and test plans
  • Developing functional verification environments using System Verilog/UVM
  • Developing formal verification environments
  • Analyzing and improving verification coverage in functional and formal environments
  • Debugging RTL and C++ implementations
  • Proficient with industry standard ASIC verification tools
  • Constrained Random Verification (CRV)
  • Coverage Driven Verification (CDV)
  • System Verilog Assertions (SVA)
  • System Verilog Functional Coverage (SFC)


Preferred Experience:

  • IP level ASIC hardware or software design
  • C++, C familiarity
  • Proficient in hardware and software debug tools in Unix/Linux OS environments
  • Graphics pipeline knowledge


Beneficial Experience (at least one of the following):

  • Configuration Management – Perforce
  • Issue Tracking - Atlassian JIRA
  • Static Verification (Formal)
  • Hardware/Software Co-Verification
  • Emulation
  • Shell Scripting
  • Perl
  • Ruby
  • Python
  • PHP
  • Web Development
  • Database - SQL, mySQL, or postSQL
  • OS - Windows/Unix/Linux, LSF
  • Cloud - Azure, AWS, Compute Farm / Remote Computing
  • Data Analysis - AI/ML
  • 3rd Party Automation Tools - Jenkins


Academic Credentials:

  • Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering



  • Sydney, Australia



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: 118762 
Country/Region/Location: Australia State/Province: New South Wales City: Sydney 
Job Function: 

Apply now

Apply for Job

Share this Job