Product Development Engineer 2

Aug 14, 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.



Job Title:  Product Development Engineer


AMD Introduction:

For more than 45 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies — the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses, and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work, and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible.


The primary role of this position is:

This is a test engineering position responsible for debug of manufacturing and characterization test programs for next-generation AMD microprocessors. This work is done using internal Automated Test Equipment(ATE) and System Level Test (SLT) platforms to debug test infrastructure issues including test hardware, test software, diagnostics and device-specific IP. Position includes test plan execution, silicon characterization/debug and data analysis. You will be part of a larger team that correlates the test solution to lab/manufacturing/customer platforms to validate product design, fabrication process, packaging technology, and manufacturing robustness to product specifications.


Potential roles of a Product Development Engineer 2 include:

  • Has responsibility for definable portion of large project or process and is responsible for quality and timely result. Primary focus is on driving execution of projects.
  • Executes product improvement activities to reduce cost, improve yield, and resolve quality issues.
  • Accountable for results in area and for communication of the status and interdependencies to management or senior design staff.
  • Debugs complex infrastructure issues in hardware, software, device, or manufacturing flow domains which may involve modifying standard engineering methods.
  • Influence technical decisions that have impact on AMD's final product.
  • Develops system level test program to analyze AMD microprocessors and ensure quality of products in a high-volume manufacturing environment.  Expected to implement important technical decisions.
  • Develops test and characterization requirements, specifications and test patterns.
  • Collaborates on or assumes responsibility for a specific project or a definable portion of a larger project, process, or group.
  • Integrates software stack components from a wide variety of AMD teams to form a test program.
  • Other duties as necessary.




Education: Candidates will have a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science plus directly related experience or a Master of Science in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering plus directly related experience.


Required Skills:

  • Experience programming experience with C++,Java, C, or C#.
  • Experience in silicon debug using customized diagnostics and OS’s on a bench or in System Level Test platform.
  • Experience with low level software development (Assembly, BIOS).
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Perl, Ruby, shell script, or similar
  • Experience w/ PC HW debug including networking, storage, and thermal control.
  • Statistical analysis experience to determine population mean and outliers.
  • Pareto analysis experience to drive a debug process.
  • Experience in Lean, XP, AGILE, Scrum, or Kanban processes.
  • Experience with revision control (GIT, SVN, CVS, or similar).
  • Experience with Linux or Unix Operating Systems.
  • Experience with Microsoft standard apps (i.e. Office) & Windows.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work with geographically distributed product engineering teams.


Preferred Skills:

  • Familiar with general Computer Architecture concepts such as pipelining and caching, x86 architecture, and PC computer organization.
  • Familiar with building computer systems (desktops, laptops, servers, etc).
  • Familiar with using logic analyzers, voltmeters, oscilloscopes, and other debug tools.
  • Work experience in any of these areas preferred.
  • Courses or certifications in project management (PMI, LSS, AGILE).


AMD does not accept resumes from headhunters, placement agencies or other suppliers that have not signed a formal agreement with us. Our supplier base is restricted to specified hiring needs. Therefore, any resume received from an unapproved supplier will be considered unsolicited, and AMD will not be obligated to pay a referral or placement fee.


AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and will consider all applicants without regard to race, marital status, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.


Location: Markum



Requisition Number: 179041 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Product Engineering


AMD is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective provincial human rights codes throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Any applicant who requires accommodation should contact

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.


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