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Memory Validation Engineer

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted July 24, 2022.

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.

Memory Sub-System Validation Engineer – HBM/DDR for GPU/CPU


The Datacenter Graphics and Accelerated Computing Validation Team is looking for a dynamic and energetic person to join our growing post-silicon validation team. The High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) sub-system is a niche techology, that delivers industry leading Datacenter solutions for Machine Learning (ML), and High-Performance Computing (HPC). Memory Validation engineer is responsible to drive and deliver pre- and post-silicon validation and characterization of on-die HBM or off-die DDR Memory on AMD’s Datacenter GPU (Machine Instinct product). In this wide-ranging role, validation engineer is the critical interface between various teams; DRAM architecture & product engineering, Memory Controller Design and Software, DDR PHY, to ensure that advanced memory technologies are delivered from architecture to mass production to AMD’s quality and industry standards. The validation team fosters and encourages continuous technical innovation to showcase successes as well as facilitate continuous career development.


An experienced self-starter with the ability to execute complex test plans independently and collaborate with cross-function teams to debug and resolve issues. As a valued team member, you are expected to lead by example, and mentor junior engineers. You should be hands-on with lab tools and comfortable working in a lab environment.


Memory Sub-system Validation Engineer’s responsibility includes all aspects of pre- and post-silicon validation from planning, execution and debug. Develop and execute test plans for HBM Functional and Electrical Validation (PVT Shmoo Characterization). The sought-after candidate possess extensive knowledge of high bandwidth memory subsystem, including SoC memory architecture, Unified Memory controller, PHY design and high speed IO interface, DRAM device, and associated calibration/training mechanisms.

Key Qualifications:

  • Ability to apply knowledge of other high-speed, high-performance memory technologies
  • Experience working with major DRAM memory vendors and validation of DRAM device is a plus.
  • Debug skills to root cause post-production issues, customer returns
  • Proven ability to drive resolution of critical problems, Able to comfortable working in lab environment


  • Significant experience in SoC validation, verification and debug of High-Bandwidth Memory sub-system
  • Develop functional, electrical validation plans for memory features, align cross-functional teams on the support and validation plans
  • Drive debug in post silicon, root-cause problems and steer the team to the best corrective action to move forward
  • Collaborate and drive memory related silicon issues across multi-functional teams: Design, Verification, Silicon Validation, Productization, System Hardware and Software
  • Hands-on experience in using industry standard JTAG, I2C, Tester and Lab tools
  • Strong programming skills (C/C++, Python) and comfortable working on Linux or Windows platforms
  • Experience in developing test cases for Machine Learning, High Performance Computing
  • Able to work as a team and work efficiently in a dynamic environment and on multiple projects


  • Bachelors or Masters in Electrical or Computer Engineering


Austin, Texas, US

Markham, Canada

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


Requisition Number: 163941
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham
Job Function:Design

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.