Director of Design Engineering (Chief Engineer) - 95029

Location: San Diego, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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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.


Director of Design Engineering (Chief Engineer) - 95029



In this high-profile role, you will be the overall program Director for our Semi-custom product development from concept through mass production.  As the Chief Engineer you manage Design, Engineering and production ramp to ensure schedule, cost and quality objectives are met to fulfill the Engineering, Business and Customer requirements.  



While this is indeed a technical role, it’s also a strategic role – you will be empowered to drive methodology enhancements to continue AMD’s trajectory toward higher levels of capability and quality. It’s also a global leadership role where you will draw on your prior track record of building high-performing teams. This role will require a wide breadth to span architecture, design/verification, power/performance, product engineering, quality and system validation.  



  • Direct and matrix management of Program management, Design, Verification, technology, system, product, software, and quality  

  • Responsible to Semi-Custom Engineering and Business leadership and reports out regularly on plan, status, critical decisions, debug and customer issues. 

  • Accountable for delivering products aligned to specification across various design and development teams.  

  • Decision making role for design, process and integration challenges face in the planning of advanced SOC development. 

  • Identifying Technology, SoC and Platform Feature risk areas and develop mitigation plans. 

  • Make final PPA (Power, Performance, Area) bounding box commitments and drive execution to ensure attainment.  



  • Minimum of 12 years of relevant working experience in new product development from an SoC design, platform, product and/or program management discipline 

  • Experience in a leadership role as a driving multi-site and multi-disciplined SOC engineering programs 

  • Strong understanding of the general silicon engineering process (preferably CPU or APU), from concept to tape-out to production required. 

  • Ability to develop an end-to-end SoC/Platform project plan, structure and execute complex analysis, draw insights, and communicate summary findings/recommendations to senior management and customers.   

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and debug skills 

  • 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. 

  • Exceptional executive and client management verbal and written communication and program managment skills 

  • Outstanding people management skills to lead, motivate, and guide world class engineers. 

  • Familiarity with Design, design verification, emulation, system validation, process/design interactions, product development, quality, and silicon qualification.  Preference would be to have significant experience spanning a variety of these areas.  



  • BS or master’s degree in in Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Architecture work experience 



Austin, Texas 

Full Relocation provided! 




Requisition Number: 95029 
Country: United States State: California City: San Diego 
Job Function: Design


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