System Architecture and Modeling Engineer

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, 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.



The Role:

The candidate will be a member of the high-performance DDR design team supporting the system simulation and implementation of advanced DDR systems. The focus of the activity will be centered around the modeling of the critical high-speed analog and digital blocks, definition of algorithms for calibration, adaptation, equalization, and development of abstracted models for link performance simulations.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the modeling of various state-of-the-art analog/mixed-signal blocks
  • Contribute to architectural models of DDR projects and develop models for link-level performance (BER, eye-opening) simulation of the PHY, and suggest methods/solutions to optimize.
  • Documentation of the developed algorithms and models
  • Work closely with various disciplines, especially Analog Mixed Signal design, Digital Design and Firmware, as well as Design Verification to ensure optimal implementation of the overall PHY architecture and algorithms and full coverage of the features
  • Participate to the definition of development flows that improve efficiency and quality of execution 


Preferred Experience:

  • A proven successful track record in micro-architecture, design, or modeling for SERDES, DDR or related projects.
  • Solid and hands-on knowledge in communication algorithms, DDR training algorithms, and adaptation/calibration/ clock and data recovery techniques for high-speed PHY.
  • Solid knowledge of industry-standard tools and best-in-class practices for PHY modeling, both in terms of abstracted models (e.g., MATLAB/Simulink/Python) and detailed real number modeling, i.e., System-C and System Verilog based modeling techniques.
  • Good knowledge in high-speed SerDes design (signaling/equalization techniques, analog/mixed-signal circuit design, and signal integrity).
  • Ability to dig into circuits schematics and RTL or FW code to understand the detailed implementation
  • Analytical thinking and inventive spirit in combination with a solid understanding of risks and risk mitigation
  • Strong/effective communication skills
  • Enthusiastic team-first mentality


Academic Credentials:

  • BS, MS, or PhD






Requisition Number: 176068 
Country: Canada Province: British Columbia City: Vancouver 
Job Function:Design


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