Server Field Application Engineer | Member Technical Staff - 75516

Location: Santa Clara, California, 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. 

Server FAE and MTS


The Server Field Applications Engineer (FAE) drives customer engagement from a technical perspective. As a part of our Enterprise Business Unit, your primary focus will be driving new OEM, channel and partner opportunities for the Datacenter/Server market. You will help AMD achieve a new era of computing into the datacenter by demonstrating to customers how our technology can be used to solve challenges within their business. You will provide technical support for key, targeted account(s) with a special focus on pre-sales and development support activity as opportunities transition from feasibility and design win to development and production phases. You will join our Server Sales Team and report into the Field Engineering Director for direction on technical engagements as you support sales and help the team meet account objectives.


To continue your career success in this role, you will bring your broad technical understanding of server CPUs, platform architecture and the development process. You will also need a proven track record of cultivating relationships as you will work both independently and as part of a team. You will also work internally with Sales, Marketing, and Engineering teams as well as externally with OEMs. Your history of success in developing and maintaining technical relationships, your excellent organizational and communication skills, and your good balance of hardware, architecture and software expertise will all come into play in this dynamic sales engineering role.


•    Develop technical relationships with target customer base
•    Win new AMD server opportunities with target customers
•    Support customer engineering teams throughout server development process
•    Drive customer feedback into AMD sales, business unit and engineering teams
•    Provide technical assistance to sales personnel and the customer in the evaluation, design and development of AMD based server and/or data center solutions
•    Partner with sales in determining possible application of AMD based products and solutions to meet customer requirements

•    Firm understanding of platform development process from concept to production
•    Well versed in server software ecosystem in one or more areas including OS/Hypervisors, Compilers, Libraries, debug tools, development tools and validation workloads
•    Working knowledge of server hardware ecosystem at the node, rack and datacenter level
•    Hands on experience in the setup and configuration of server systems including software, networking and storage infrastructure
•    Experience with virtualization technology and one or more hypervisor solutions
•    Specialized knowledge of server software environments including: Operating systems (Windows, Linux), compilers, benchmarks, and targeted applications that may be used to validate server platforms for the following target markets:

•    Cloud and datacenter computing
•    Data management and analytics (Spark, Oracle, SAP)
•    High Performance Computing (HPL, SPEC, STREAM, OpenMP/MPI)
•    Software Defined Storage (IOMeter, IOZone, HDFS, CEPH)
•    Machine Learning/Machine Intelligence 

•    Bachelor’s Degree (BS) – technology related (e.g. Engineering or Computer Science) or equivalent combination of training and experience. Requires knowledge in one or more of the following areas: CPU and server system architecture, server benchmarks, GPU computing, and server platform enablement, platform architecture and/or platform development 
•    Master’s Degree preferred 


•    Austin, TX



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