Director Silicon Design Engineering - 110201

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.

Director of Silicon Design Engineering - 110201


The Role:

This key technical leadership role is integral to the continuation of AMD’ market leading desktop and notebook CPU architecture – driving all architectural aspects of AMD’s Client product roadmap. This role will lead conceptual architecture definition, performance projections, Client IP architecture and drive development of new tools and methodologies.


The Person:

The successful candidate has a passion for delivering competitive, high-quality products. She/he will lead a high-performance team that defines architecture for AMD's Client products and drives the next generation integrated CPU cores, GPU, algorithm accelerators, memory controllers, and system peripheral interfaces. The definition includes hardware and software optimizations on key applications for AMD’s notebook and desktop processors.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive client long lead innovation and IP including all levels of architectural technical details with the IP teams and SoC team with a focus on aggressive differentiation
  • Own all IP metrics (e.g. functionality, power, area), floor planning, performance power analysis and bounding box (e.g. GFX, multimedia, IO,) power delivery, thermals, firmware, OS and drivers, etc.
  • Generate long term client roadmap product concepts. Includes device partitioning, packaging, chiplets, etc.
  • Customer engagement – will own some of the key strategic customer CTO office engagements (long term roadmap)
  • Collaborate with cross-company engineering (Cores, IP, platform), and Business Unit leaders to deliver quality products at competitive costs and schedule
  • Coordinate solutions to complex multi-discipline and multi-unit issues to advancing APU integration (more functions and performance) per generation
  • Direct critical cross organization initiatives
  • Develop and mentor key technical talent


Preferred Experience:

  • Demonstrated successful career progression in the semiconductor industry with a consistent track record of successfully building and delivering market leading products
  • Significant experience in SoC architecture.
  • Sound and rapid decision-making skills, ability to handle ambiguity, and consistent visibility to leadership.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills are vital – this leadership role requires continuous executive communication both internally and externally
  • Proven ability to attract top marketing and engineering leaders
  • Track record of having inspired change in organizations
  • Industry relationships with key system and technology architects
  • A strong understanding of system standards and future evolution
  • A good understanding of software operation from device driver to OS, to application


Academic Credentials:

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, MSEE / PhD preferred



Austin, Texas


Note: 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.



We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Requisition Number: 110201 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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