Experienced Power+Perf Lead (75181)

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.


As AMD grows, growing our leadership in systems engineering expertise is essential for all the new products in the AMD pipeline. We supply semiconductors, high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies for PC, gaming, and data center industries.

The Challenge

Leading technical experts internally and externally to guide complex products from end to end, from design to delivery, requires an unusual mix of technical breadth, problem solving, and soft skills. It’s not for the overly introverted. It is for the ambitious engineer who appreciates having a high-visibility role and making an impact. Each week brings new challenges. Your ability to solve problems and to inspire others to solve problems matters to the whole organization as well as the industry.

The systems power and performance lead engineer is a cross-functional technical leader – at the Principal Engineer level or higher (possibly a director or fellow) in one of four major business units: PC, Graphics, Gaming, or Data Center. As an LSE you will lead the integration of complex components in a system – a custom solution.  Successful power engineers drive technical decisions and maintain an even keel. You will need to learn as you go and mentor along the way as well.

Technical Capabilities

  • Brings depth and expertise in power and/or performance tradeoffs
  • Speaks SW not just HW - Able to understand power and performance issues at system level
  • Optimize power and performance attainment for innovative products
  • Work with the System Architect to set power and performance attainment objectives
  • Technically interface with all functions required to enable and optimize power management
  • Direct the unit test, integration, optimization, and validation of all power management features via a core team focused on this scope
  • Feedback improvement areas to the various teams, including the power management architecture, IP, SoC, O/S, FW, and silicon enablement teams


Leadership Capabilities

  • Effective with communication and building respect while communicating status to executive-level audience
  • Works cross-functionally across groups (Validation and Manufacturing, etc.) to gain convergence on technical decisions related to power and performance
  • Accomplished listener who can analyze, abstract, communicate the big picture, and bring along the team
  • Develop strong partnerships with program stakeholders across the organization and development partners


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or other relevant discipline plus a minimum of 10 years of industry experience including at least five years focused on system engineering and power/performance
  • Master’s Degree (MS) preferred



For 50 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies ― the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible.



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