Experienced Systems Engineer Lead (75178)

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 lead systems engineer (LSE) 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 LSEs generate consensus, 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

  • Demonstrates Systems breadth - CPU, chipset, boards, options, peripherals, OS, BIOS, drivers
  • Sufficient exposure to system features to move through validation milestones
  • Ability to lead teams to test requirements for system features
  • Speaks SW not just HW - Able to function within Bios, Drivers, Silicon, IO subsystems, power, thermal, OS certification
  • Demonstrates Platform experience across configurations, definitions, and integrations including: system bill of materials (BOM) definition and definition of validation, test, and reference platforms
  • Brings additional depth or expertise in specific architecture areas, power and/or performance tradeoffs, automation, debug, emulation, or other area(s)


Leadership Capabilities

  • Engages well with customers and partners while navigating through potential roadblocks
  • Effective with executive communication and building respect
  • Works cross-functionally across groups (Performance, Power, and Manufacturing, etc.) to gain convergence on technical decisions and to coach and develop engineers
  • Partners with External and Customer co-validation teams
  • Sign-off responsibility for Synchronized releases for internal and external delivery
  • Able to shepherd major initiatives end to end at the system level building bridges, trust, and confidence along the journey
  • Accomplished listener who can analyze, abstract, communicate the big picture, and bring along the team


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 or platform engineering and integration
  • 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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