Data Center and Embedded Systems Architect-122227

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.

Data Center and Embedded Systems Architect



AMD is searching for engineering talent to set and drive future systems level vision and technical requirements for AMDs Data Center and Embedded Systems Group (DESG).  These individuals will join a team of seasoned system engineers spanning hardware and software, from node level to rack level design, from BIOS and security to cloud native cloud computing, from memory technologies to high performance fabrics, from 5G to Automotive to Server/Storage, Cloud and more.  The DESG Architecture and Strategy team goal is to inform and influence AMDs leading SOCs, optimized for the vision of the future, via collaboration with internal stakeholders, customers, end users, and strategic partners.




Ideal candidates will have broad and deep system technology backgrounds, experience developing, influencing, and collaborating on strategy.  Ability to translate workload/application trends to system and SOC implications across the entire HW and SW stack.


  • Ability to translate highly technical concepts into actionable plans.
  • Ability to drive hands on proof of concepts to collect data and facts.
  • Exceptional communication skills to address multiple internal and external stakeholders.
  • Skill in analyzing tradeoffs and making analytical, fact-based recommendations that have substantial technical, business, and financial impacts.
  • Ability to guide product definition using credible insights developed by interacting with end customers, ISVs/IHVs, and strategic partners.
  • Ability to build relationships with strategic customers and partners to ensure that AMD enterprise and embedded products are built to match the evolving needs of the market.
  • Collaboration skills to engage a team of engineering, product management and business development professionals to achieve outstanding business results.



  • Drive workload and application-level strategies internally and with industry partners / ecosystem.
  • Partner with SoC design teams and product management in providing a unified and clear platform / system level vision to influence AMDs SoC roadmap.
  • Drive reference platform requirements and partner with engineering on balance of internal / external execution.
  • Represent AMD datacenter system level vision in industry consortiums, events and strategic partnerships.
  • Work with OEMs, end customers, ISV/IHV partners to drive workload and use case plans that facilitate joint roadmap definition.



  • Desired candidates will have experience in some of the areas below:
    • Systems architecture for Enterprise, Cloud, Embedded, Storage, HPC, Edge, 5G, AI, Auto
    • Networking & IO (SmartNics, Fabrics, NVMeoF, PCIe, CxL, GenZ)
    • Storage & Media (Flash, Storage class memory, DDR, NVMe, NVMeoF, NVM programming)
    • Management (BMC, DC-SCM, RedFish, LinuxBoot, OpenBMC, Telemetry)
    • Rack, Power & Cooling, PSU
    • Platform Security



  • BS/MS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering



Austin, Texas


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: 122227 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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