CPU Core Architecture Design Engineer - 149904

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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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.





As a CPU Core Architect Design Engineer, you will have a unique opportunity to plan the design for a functional unit as well as contribute to generating, vetting, and forming the plan for AMD’s next-generation Cores. You will work in the center of an experienced, skilled, and motivated engineering team with a track record of success. As a leader in the Core Architecture/RTL team, you will work on the leading edge of processor technology and collaborate with the Performance Modeling, Design Verification, Physical Design, Post-Silicon, and Customer Facing Teams to define and bring AMD’s ambitious future CPU roadmap a reality.




You approach challenges relentlessly with both critical thinking and creativity. You work as part of a team with strong communication and collaboration skills. You have a solid understanding of modern CPU architecture and have ideas and the drive to make it even better. Does this describe you? If so, then join us!



  • Research CPU Architecture to understand new industry and academic developments for application to AMD’s next generation CPU Cores.
  • Collaborate and brainstorm with a team of hardware and software engineers to define the high-level architecture
  • Partner with various CPU Design disciplines to explore and refine ideas for execution.
  • Define the microarchitecture of next-generation high-performance processor cores
  • Document and present ideas to the broader design community.  Continually update documents and answer questions as new information comes to light.



  • Demonstrated depth and breadth of experience and prowess in defining modern CPU Architectures.
  • Development understanding and involvement from “clean-sheet” design to production
  • Background in one or more aspects of CPU Design: Performance, Architecture, Design Verification, or Physical Design/Implementation.
  • Deep experience in one or more traditional CPU units (e.g., Branch Prediction, Instruction Fetch, Decode, Dispatch, Execution, Scheduler, Floating Point, Load Store, etc.)
  • Proven experience with microarchitecture development, as demonstrated by patents, publications, and product features.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to think through details, anticipate, and solve problems in advance of execution.



  • System level knowledge or experience (e.g., Memory Controller, IO, etc.).
  • Knowledge of x86 Architecture (ISA).
  • Leadership/management experience.



  • BS, MS, or PhD degree in Electrical, Computer Engineering, or related field of study.



  • Austin, TX


Requisition Number: 149904 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design

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