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Company: AMD
Location: San Jose, CA
Career Level: Director
Industries: Technology, Software, IT, Electronics




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. This is who we are at our best. One Company. One Team. 


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Great opportunity for a Principal Software Development Engineer career professional to join an elite team to develop ongoing solutions in the Adaptive & Embedded Computing Group (AECG) division of AMD semiconductor.   AMD's new hardware programmable SoC FPGAs and Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP) deliver most dynamic processor technology and are achieving record performances in Data Center, Wireless/5G, Automotive/ADAS and Emulation applications. 

These new applications, and heterogeneous computing architecture introduces new challenges in compilation, particularly in placement and routing.  AMD's Software Implementation Tools team addresses these challenges.  This position within the Vivado Software group of AECG focuses on research and development of novel multi-threaded and multi-process algorithms and Machine Learning (ML) techniques.


AECG's Vivado Software team is seeking a Principal Software Engineer with proven expertise in EDA Algorithms and C++ programming skills to work on a critical next generation state of the art Vivado Backend tool.  The person will be part of FPGA Software Implementation Tools team within AECG having responsibility to innovate and develop novel Placer Algorithms and Machine learning techniques with aim of improving Quality of Results (QoR), Compile Time, and Memory Usage by orders of magnitude.   

You will also be interacting with customers, helping them converge on their critical design requirements.  This person will work with Tech Marketing and Applications Engineering to understand customer needs, and accordingly architect new features with ongoing engagement with Architecture team to design next gen FPGA and ACAP solutions.


  • Innovate and develop novel Placer algorithms to get multi-fold performance improvements (QoR, Compile Time, Memory Usage) 
  • Interact with Customers, helping them converge on their critical design needs
  • Collaborate with Tech Marketing and Applications Engineering to understand customer needs and accordingly architect new features
  • Partner with Architecture team to design next gen FPGA and ACAP solutions
  • Evaluating new FPGA architectures and its impact on existing EDA tools


  • Proven expertise in EDA Algorithms
  • Programming expertise with C++
  • Machine Learning (ML) or Python
  • Knowledge of Digital Design and Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is a huge plus


Bachelor or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related equivalent, PhD desired, but not required

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE (Please do not apply unless you have):

BS + 9 (or more) years of experience*, or MS + 7 (or more) years of experience, or PhD + 4 (or more) years of experience

* Experience is defined as post college and does not include internships


San Jose, CA


Expected to range from $203,200 to $304,800, commensurate with experience and specific skill sets.





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.

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