ASIC Emulation & Prototyping Engineer

Location: Markham, Ontario, CA

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.



TITLE: ASIC Emulation & Prototyping Engineer


THE ROLE: This is an exciting opportunity to work on Design Verification in multiple industrial (PCIe/Virtualization) and AMD proprietary IP blocks environment.



  • Will be able to work with cross functional teams
  • Will be versatile and able to master new tools or environments quickly
  • Design scalable emulation test benches, build flows and tools to streamline project execution
  • Carry out emulation, rapid prototyping (e.g. Protium), and related initiatives to shift-left
  • Execute pre-silicon validation test plans and conduct reviews with cross functional teams (Architects, designers, FW…).
  • Experience in working with cross functional teams for emulation platforms deployment, support, and debug.



  • Design scalable emulation test benches, build flows and tools to streamline project execution
  • Ensure test bench and code scale for multiple emulation platforms and technologies
  • Build re-usable components and infrastructure that can be re-used for DV and emulation work
  • Collaborate with IP DV and design teams on test planning and task execution
  • Work on various emulation methodologies such as: Transactors, SimAcceleration, Hybrid VMs
  • Write portable tests and stimulus generation for vertical and horizontal re-use
  • Execute verification of the latest features and protocols



  • 5+ years of experience in VLSI designs
  • Experience with designing and synthesizing components developed in SystemVerilog.
  • Excellent understanding of C++, SystemVerilog and OOP concepts
  • Strong debugging and problem-solving skills
  • Debugging experience with waveform analyzers such as: Verdi, Virtuoso, Visualizer
  • Understanding of scripting/preprocessing with: Perl, Ruby, Makefile
  • Experience working with emulation


Education: BSc, MSc or PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering


Location:  B.C. /  Markham




Requisition Number: 160541 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


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