CPU RTL Team Lead - 114981

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.

CPU RTL Team Lead - 114981


As a RTL Team Lead, you will have an outstanding opportunity to lead the team responsible for AMD’s next-generation CPU Core design. You will manage an experienced, skilled, and motivated engineering team with a track record of success. As the leader of the Core Architecture/RTL team, you will work on groundbreaking processor technology and collaborate with the Performance Modeling, Design Verification, Physical Design, and Post-Silicon Teams to make AMD’s aggressive future CPU roadmap a reality.

The person:

You enjoy leading a senior team and have a strong set of Team Leadership skills. You approach challenges relentlessly with both critical thinking and creativity. You possess both strong verbal and written communication skills. You enjoy interacting with people to plan and coordinate a team to get large, sophisticated projects done. You know how to measure progress and take action to keep a project on schedule and budget. Does this describe you? If so, then join us!

Key responsibilities:

  • End-to-end ownership of the RTL for our CPU Cores.
  • Partner with groups across the enterprise technical Teams to deliver a high-quality CPU core that meets or exceeds program objectives.
  • Represent the RTL Team and report regular progress towards program goals.
  • Direct people management of the CPU Core RTL team. Communicate program, organization, and company updates to the team.

Preferred experience:

  • Extensive experience managing and leading CPU Core designs and large, experienced teams.
  • Familiarity with all aspects of CPU Design including Early Investigation, Core Architecture, Performance Analysis and Correlation, Design Verification, Physical Design/Implementation, DFT, Post-Silicon, and High-Volume Production.
  • Proven communication, interpersonal, and partnership/teamwork skills.
  • Ability to learn quickly with strong analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Experience with a modern Instruction Set Architecture (ISA).

Additional experience desired:

  • Technical background in one or more areas of CPU Design: Performance, Architecture, Design Verification, or Physical Design / Implementation.
  • Technical experience in traditional CPU units (e.g., Branch Prediction, Instruction Fetch, Decode, Execution, Scheduler, Floating Point, Load Store, etc.)
  • Knowledge of x86 Architecture (ISA).
  • System level knowledge or experience (e.g., Memory Controller, IO, etc.).
  • Formal leadership and/or management training.

Academic credentials:

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


  • Austin, TX


AMD is a government contractor and subcontractor. As required by Executive Order, our US employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s work location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by December 8, 2021. AMD will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request an exception from this requirement if you have a need for a religious and/or medical accommodation.



Requisition Number: 114981 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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