Corp. VP Silicon Design Engineering, Semi Custom Business Unit _ 88841

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.

CVP, Design Engineering - SCBU

The Role:

As CVP, Design Engineering, you will lead product development and engineering for AMD’s Semi Custom Business Unit (SCBU). The SCBU provides sophisticated, high-performance SOCs that power some of the industry’s most innovative products, including the Sony Playstation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One game consoles. Your teams will partner with industry-leading customers to envision, build and deliver systems powered by AMD custom SOCs. You will have direct customer interaction throughout the program lifecycle, from initiation through project design, validation and production ramp.


The Person:

You are an outstanding leader with strong business acumen and outstanding inspirational qualities. You have a track record of building strong teams where people work together to produce outstanding results. You articulate a strategic vision clearly and persuasively and instill a sense of urgency and accountability. You are analytical and you continually evaluate/adjust the business plan based on market, staffing or opportunistic change. You possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and are a good listener and are committed to open, direct, and constructive communication. You possess strong negotiating skills and are able to repeatedly deliver “win/win” outcomes. You have an affinity towards technology products, are curious and creative in applying technology for new insights and applications. You have outstanding integrity, are direct with subordinates, peers and management executives. You are used to working in a culturally diverse organization.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and management to a world-wide team of over 500 engineers and contractors
  • Partner with business development teams to identify new SOC opportunities and assist in pre-sales engagements
  • Develop high-confidence executive plans to meet challenging customer schedule requirements
  • Maintain a strong customer-centric culture passionate about meeting customer commitments
  • Identify and foster top management relationships with direct customers
  • Manage a governance and review process for ensuring progress and results
  • Build and develop a diverse, growth-oriented high performance team
  • Demonstrated ability to attract, develop and mentor top engineering talent


Preferred Experience:

  • Demonstrated career progression in the semiconductor industry with a consistent record of building and delivering sophisticated products
  • Experience at the VP level in Product Development
  • Experience building, motivating and leading global, multi-location teams of 250+ employees through development processes and lifecycles for large-scale projects
  • Passion for delivering high quality products
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely to the executive management team and to keep both groups informed of the group’s operational status and plans for the future
  • Ability to travel and be customer facing up 50% of the time


Academic Credentials:

  • Undergraduate or Masters’ degree in engineering



Austin or Boxborough



Requisition Number: 88841 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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