Power Performance Validation Engineer

Location: Vancouver, CA

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.




Title : Power & Performance Validation Engineer

The Role :

The AMD IP Systems Engineering Team is on the lookout for a dynamic, energetic, System Engineer to join our growing team.

As a key contributor to the success of AMD's IPs and SOCs, you will be part of a leading team to drive and enhance AMD's abilities to deliver the highest quality, industry leading technologies to market. The Systems Engineering team fosters and encourages continuous technical innovation to showcase successes as well as facilitate continuous career development.


The Person

Will have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Will excel in a dynamic team working environment.

Leadership and mentoring skills a definite asset.

Will be a self-starter and be able to independently drive tasks to completion.


Key Responsibilities

As Power & Performance Post Silicon Engineer, you will drive the planning, verification, and debug of various hardware IP for forthcoming AMD APU, CPU, Compute and Discrete Graphics SOC programs.

Responsibilities include:


  • Defining, documenting, executing and reporting the overall Power & Performance functional test plan and validation strategy for a set of AMD SOC's.
  • Driving technical innovation to enhance AMD's Power & Performance validation capabilities, including tools and scripts development, technical and procedural methodology enhancement, and various internal and cross-functional technical initiatives.
  • Debugging Power & Performance features issues found during emulation, bring-up, system validation, and production phases of SOC programs.
  • Engaging on pre-silicon verification efforts with cross-functional teams including Design Verification (DV), Diagnostics, FPGA-based Emulation and other SW/HW modeling frameworks to ensure readiness for first silicon arrival
  • Enabling Power & Performance features and analyzing measured impact Vs expected results.
  • Leading collaborative technical discussions to drive resolution of technical issues and roll out technical initiatives.
  • Low-level testing of IP hardware features using diagnostics, software tools, protocol/logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, and other test equipment.
  • Developing knowledge of system architecture/debug and other internal IP’s.
  • Supporting issues on customer platforms as requested by customer support teams.



Preferred Skills Sets :

  • Experience in digital Logic Design/Validation/Post-Silicon Verification.
  • Experience in Power and Performance validation/modeling/measurement an asset.
  • Extensive experience with ASIC debug techniques and methodologies.
  • Extensive knowledge of physical and protocol levels of common high-speed interfaces an asset.
  • Extensive experience with board/platform-level debug, including clock/power delivery, sequencing, analysis, and optimization.
  • Strong programming/scripting skills an asset (eg. C/C++, Ruby, Python).
  • Extensive experience with common lab equipment, including protocol/logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, etc.
  • In-depth knowledge of PC architectures/PCIe protocol is an asset.
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must excel in a dynamic team working environment.
  • Leadership and mentoring skills a definite asset.
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to independently drive tasks to completion.



Electrical Or Computer Engineering



Vancouver, British Columbia BC



Requisition Number: 141662 
Country: Canada Province: British Columbia City: Vancouver 
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