Jul 01, 2022
Markham, Canada
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

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.






Graphics Core IP is responsible for reading command packets that the graphics driver populates in memory, decoding them and then doing tessellation, lighting, rasterization, blending, depth detection, anti-aliasing amongst a variety of calculations to determine the final pixel color value that will be stored in memory, eventually to be read and displayed on a screen. We are also accelerating modern algorithms such as ray tracing and may be used for general compute, including ML/AI acceleration as well. Our team gets high level guidance from architecture and product definition teams, and then produces microarchitecture specifications, develops the design logic, and carries out the pre-silicon design verification until code freeze. In this capacity, we interact with architecture, physical design, project management, post-silicon bring-up and diagnostic teams, and occasionally software teams as well. Our team is not responsible for Physical Design, i.e. things such as placement and routing. However, we do closely work with PD to achieve things such as timing closure, area and power targets.


The Graphics Core IP hardware development department is more than 1,000 engineers spread across multiple different geographies. It has several different subsystem development teams, system level verification teams, physical design team as well as a graphics IP specific project management team. Needless to say, Graphics is one of the most valuable IPs that AMD owns and also one of the largest, most interesting and complex IPs in the GPU.


The immediate team is about 15 engineers across different levels of experience, and we part of one of the subsystem development (digital design and verification) groups.




As a Design Engineer, you will work with leading industry tools and methodologies to contribute to the development of micro-architecture and a variety of digital design blocks which are a part of the Graphics Core IP (GFXIP).  You will work closely with architects, other design engineers and the verification team to delivery highest quality digital logic design on schedule. Furthermore, you will also collaborate with the Physical Design (PD) and Power Attainment teams to reach performance and power targets. Finally,, you may also be required to support post-silicon bring-up, diagnostics and validation teams.


It would not be wrong to assume that you will get an opportunity to collaborate with some of the brightest people in the industry in order to solve challenging engineering problems that require trading-off between power, performance and cost to build highly optimized, cutting-edge technology.



The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in Computer Architecture, Digital Logic Design and Verification and should strive to continuously learn on the job.  Excellent communication, organization and teamwork skills are paramount, as is the ability to identify and tackle different problems with diligence, whether it is a tool, flow or process issue, or a logic design or micro-architecture issue. You should be able strike a balance between collaborative problem-solving and independent solution development.   



  •  Study and analyze to gain a deep understanding of high-level architectural and micro-architecture specifications for Graphics Core IP blocks – complex cores that are the center of the Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) used for a variety of applications
  • Collaborate with chip architects and other design engineers to develop micro-architecture specifications
  • Digital logic design in Verilog and SystemVerilog including writing SystemVerilog Assertions (SVA) and cover properties to ensure highest quality
  • Assist in Formal Property Verification (FPV) by working closely with FPV team to drive high confidence in the critical areas of the design earlier on during project life cycle
  • Collaborate with the verification team to provide guidance and requirements to ensure 0 post-silicon bug escapes



  • Solid fundamental understanding of Computer Architecture and Digital Design concepts
  • Exposure to Verilog or SystemVerilog
  • Familiarity with scripting languages: perl or tcl or bash/csh, etc
  • Exposure to design and verification tools – ModelSim, Icarus Verilog, VCS or equivalent simulator, debug tools such as waveform viewers
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 



  • Opportunity to learn end to end Graphics Accelerator Pipeline and Graphics rendering concepts such as rasterization and ray tracing
  • Will build expertise in Verilog, SystermVerilog, and OOP techniques used in complex design development.
  • Exposure to Universal Verification Methodology (UVM), and SystemVerilog Assertion Based Verifcation (ABV).
  • Exposure to Formal Verification Techniques.
  • Work with sophisticated industry standard tools such as Synopsys VCS, Verdi, VC Formal, etc.
  • Be directly involved in the development of next-generation high-performance, low-power computer products.
  • Develop communication skills further in a professional environment; meet and connect with industry experts and professionals



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer, Electrical, Mechatronics Engineering or Engineering Science or similar


LOCATION: Markham, ON Canada



Requisition Number: 169901 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


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