Physical Design CAD/Methodology Engineer

Feb 18, 2024
Austin, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work


WHAT YOU DO AT AMD CHANGES EVERYTHING

We care deeply about transforming lives with AMD technology to enrich our industry, our communities, and the world. Our mission is to build great products that accelerate next-generation computing experiences – the building blocks for the data center, artificial intelligence, PCs, gaming and embedded. Underpinning our mission is the AMD culture. We push the limits of innovation to solve the world’s most important challenges. We strive for execution excellence while being direct, humble, collaborative, and inclusive of diverse perspectives. 

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THE ROLE:

This is a great opportunity to develop and maintain world-class hardware physical design flow in a fast-paced production environment on the very edge of modern technology! The goal of our Silicon CAD team at AMD is to determine a set of standards and techniques for designing chips with the highest performance, lowest cost, and lowest power usage. We then automate these best practices into a software design flow for efficiency and consistency, and work with various design teams to put the software to use in constructing next-generation GPUs, CPUs and APUs with industry-standard EDA software tools such as Synopsys IC Compiler II, Fusion Compiler and Primetime.

THE PERSON:

You are a highly motivated self-starter, who is passionate about solving problems and reaching goals. You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and collaborate well with others on your team, as well as with other business units.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Developing new flow features around new EDA tools and tool capabilities.
  • Developing innovative physical design place & route methodology and flow solutions to meet current and future digital design challenges.
  • Working closely with EDA vendors to evaluate their capabilities and drive future improvements to meet AMD roadmap requirements.
  • Tuning the design flows to achieve optimal power, performance, area and turnaround time on a range of designs spanning CPU, GPU and SoC.
  • Improving and maintaining the flow infrastructure and automation.
  • Providing technical leadership, mentoring and customer support in a global multi-cultural work environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in developing and supporting CAD flows for RTL to GDS design of multi-gigahertz digital designs.
  • Experience with advanced process technology nodes, preferably 5nm or more recent.
  • Extensive experience in developing and customizing high performance design flows using industry-standard EDA tools for logic and physical synthesis from Cadence, Synopsys, or a similar vendor.
  • Experience with driving EDA vendors to make tool improvements or new functions to meet advanced or unique design requirements.
  • Working knowledge of static timing analysis, high performance clock tree design flows, and PPA optimization methodologies is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent UNIX and scripting programming skills (Perl, Python, and/or TCL).  Experience with software build automation and version control software (e.g., Perforce, Git) is a plus.
  • Strong teamwork, collaboration, and communication abilities, with the ability to contribute to company-wide consensus on design flows and tools.

ACADEMIC  CREDENTIALS:

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent is preferred. 

 

LOCATION:

Austin, Texas

 

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At AMD, your base pay is one part of your total rewards package.  Your base pay will depend on where your skills, qualifications, experience, and location fit into the hiring range for the position. You may be eligible for incentives based upon your role such as either an annual bonus or sales incentive. Many AMD employees have the opportunity to own shares of AMD stock, as well as a discount when purchasing AMD stock if voluntarily participating in AMD’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You’ll also be eligible for competitive benefits described in more detail here.

 

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity, inclusive employers and will consider all applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third-party affiliation, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.   We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective laws throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

At AMD, your base pay is one part of your total rewards package.  Your base pay will depend on where your skills, qualifications, experience, and location fit into the hiring range for the position. You may be eligible for incentives based upon your role such as either an annual bonus or sales incentive. Many AMD employees have the opportunity to own shares of AMD stock, as well as a discount when purchasing AMD stock if voluntarily participating in AMD’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You’ll also be eligible for competitive benefits described in more detail here.

 

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity, inclusive employers and will consider all applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third-party affiliation, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.   We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective laws throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

 

THE ROLE:

This is a great opportunity to develop and maintain world-class hardware physical design flow in a fast-paced production environment on the very edge of modern technology! The goal of our Silicon CAD team at AMD is to determine a set of standards and techniques for designing chips with the highest performance, lowest cost, and lowest power usage. We then automate these best practices into a software design flow for efficiency and consistency, and work with various design teams to put the software to use in constructing next-generation GPUs, CPUs and APUs with industry-standard EDA software tools such as Synopsys IC Compiler II, Fusion Compiler and Primetime.

THE PERSON:

You are a highly motivated self-starter, who is passionate about solving problems and reaching goals. You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and collaborate well with others on your team, as well as with other business units.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Developing new flow features around new EDA tools and tool capabilities.
  • Developing innovative physical design place & route methodology and flow solutions to meet current and future digital design challenges.
  • Working closely with EDA vendors to evaluate their capabilities and drive future improvements to meet AMD roadmap requirements.
  • Tuning the design flows to achieve optimal power, performance, area and turnaround time on a range of designs spanning CPU, GPU and SoC.
  • Improving and maintaining the flow infrastructure and automation.
  • Providing technical leadership, mentoring and customer support in a global multi-cultural work environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in developing and supporting CAD flows for RTL to GDS design of multi-gigahertz digital designs.
  • Experience with advanced process technology nodes, preferably 5nm or more recent.
  • Extensive experience in developing and customizing high performance design flows using industry-standard EDA tools for logic and physical synthesis from Cadence, Synopsys, or a similar vendor.
  • Experience with driving EDA vendors to make tool improvements or new functions to meet advanced or unique design requirements.
  • Working knowledge of static timing analysis, high performance clock tree design flows, and PPA optimization methodologies is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent UNIX and scripting programming skills (Perl, Python, and/or TCL).  Experience with software build automation and version control software (e.g., Perforce, Git) is a plus.
  • Strong teamwork, collaboration, and communication abilities, with the ability to contribute to company-wide consensus on design flows and tools.

ACADEMIC  CREDENTIALS:

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent is preferred. 

 

LOCATION:

Austin, Texas

 

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