Data Center Power/Performance Silicon Design Engineer

June 21 2022
Categories Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Data Centre, Warehousing, Cloud, HR, Training, Information Technology, Productivity, Performance, Efficiency, QA, Tester, Debug, Systems architect, Design
Markham, ON

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.


You will be working with our System Management Unit Datacenter (SMU DC) team. We are a cutting-edge hardware and firmware focused team engaged on leading Data Center Graphic/Compute Processing Units and Machine Intelligence Processing Units. The team is passionate in system management, Power and Perf management Firmware design, pre-silicon emulation, design validation, issue debugging, and silicon enablement to production. Also, the team also works with the latest MLSE, HPC and cloud gaming applications on Power/Perf optimization to create the most compatible product in the market. If this sounds interesting to you, we welcome you to apply!


The successful candidate will lead in power and performance, security, RAS and reset management feature design and development, work as hardware and firmware IP designers and architects, developing and delivering new features, design test and enablement plans with cross functional teams and executing silicon bring-up. You will also prototype exciting innovative ideas and designs for next generation of computing technologies. In the ASIC life cycle, the right candidate will reach up to RTL, DV simulation, and Emulation, own and execute on-silicon feature enablement and testing, and further down support ASIC production and yield. Furthermore, the successful candidate will be a team player, have critical thinking and leadership skills, as well as execution and communication skills.


  • Develop firmware functions and features in C for embedded microcontrollers in CPU/GPU

  • Develop and execute feature verification, enablement, and test plans for SOC power and performance management features

  • Debug, troubleshoot system-level issues related to power and performance features

  • Prototype innovative ideas and designs

  • Support test automation infrastructure and develop test scripts

  • Proactively drive continuous improvement in all areas of activity


  • Prior years of working experiences in the semiconductor industry

  • In-depth understanding of digital electronics and CMOS devices

  • Expert in developing and debugging system hardware and software or firmware for embedded systems

  • Experience with FPGA emulation for VLSI systems

  • Knowledge of C, C++ and a scripting language, experience with programming in assembly is an asset

  • Extensive laboratory experience, including familiarity with oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, etc.

  • Understanding of computer organization/architecture, Machine Learning, HPC

  • Power, performance, or thermal management experience

  • Security/cryptography experience would be an asset


  • Bachelor or Master's degree in electrical/computer engineering or computer science


Markham, ON, Canada


Requisition Number: 163561
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham
Job Function:Design

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