Director, Design Engineering - 69630

Location: Austin, 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.

Candidate requirements:
The candidate must have a BS or MSEE degree and a minimum of 10 years of relevant working experience in new product development from a design, platform and/or product engineering discipline. The candidate should have experience both as a technical lead as well as a project manager. The candidate must also have a strong understanding of the general silicon engineering process (preferably CPU or GPU), from concept to tape-out to production. Furthermore the candidate should have experience with driving a multi-site and multi-disciplined engineering program.

The candidate should be a proven leader, be able create and maintain a working cross functional team and manage in a matrixed environment. A successful candidate must have exceptional verbal, as well as written, communication skills. In addition, the role requires outstanding people management skills to lead, motivate, and guide world class engineers.

Additional requirements:

- Ability to scope a program end to end
- Solid understanding of financial and management accounting
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Ability to structure and execute complex analysis, draw insights, and communicate summary findings/recommendations to senior management and AMD customers
- Ability to network, build relationships, and drive effective decision-making across multiple functions and levels within the organization
- Highly organized, able to prioritize, and juggle multiple work streams to tight deadlines


Overall technical leader for RTG program execution from concept to product delivery.  Works across Engineering and Business teams to meet overall product objectives.  Leads the Chief Engineer Core Team in concert with CEC PM.

  • Involved in design, technology, supply chain, platform, program features..etc..

Plays overall technical lead role across ASIC + Products taking input from various leaders and working with Business Unit to finalize program decisions/direction/tradeoffs

Responsible to RTG staff and reports out regularly on status, decisions, issues, etc… during execution.  Drives completion of Feasibility Plan for his/her assigned program.

The RTG Chief Engineer owns the following:

  1. Delivering on all program commitments from concept exit to production
  2. Program-level definition in concert with Business Teams
    1. Responsible for vetting or rejecting new business asks and sanctions scoping proposed or agreed upon changes by the core team
    2. Owns Technical decisions that impact bounding box or any other item where core team can’t reach consensus
  3. Hitting cost, schedule, committed features, power, performance
    1. Related to Tapeout and/or key feature changes – must review and holds veto/escalation power for any item that creates out of bounds for schedule, cost, feature set, power and performance, etc…
  4. Delivering overall messaging of status/issues to key internal/ external stakeholders and customers
  5. Is the ultimate arbiter of technical issues including key trade off decisions (working with Business Reps when required) and is the single engineering voice of the program.
  6. Tailors the roles of each core team member according to the needs of the program including defining cross functional ownership, and managing effective performance of the core team, and managing the membership to achieve program objectives,
  7. Delivering customer messaging on issues/errata to Customer Engineering team.  Is the primary technical liason to the customer.

Key deliverables:
- “All aspects of the program, in alignment with the customer and Business Division objectives”


Requisition Number: 69630 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design 


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