Lead Systems Engineer

Location: Austin, 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.

Lead System Engineer - 74668

Are you a Senior Systems Engineer with a passion for driving silicon product delivery ensuring your teams are working on top priority tasks and issues? Do you have an amazing amount of system, silicon and firmware experience to share with the world? Do you love leading validation strategies, test plans, BIOS implementations, and debug tasks?

If the answers to these questions are "yes" AMD has a dream job waiting for you!

You will be a technical leader of the post silicon process working with cross organization teams to ensure Silicon, Software and Platform features are in sync, development is supported, and validation is planned. As the technical lead you will set technical direction for the test activities, including bring up of silicon & boards, mentoring engineers, interacting with internal and external operation and engineering teams and assure that all responsibilities are clearly defined across all relevant and participating organizations.


  • Defect prioritization and root-cause resolution plans
  • Owner for System specification that includes:
    • Platforms definitions: Validation, test, and reference platforms
    • Covers all system features to be validated
    • Test requirements for all system features
  • System test plans that include
    • Functions within Bios, Drivers, Silicon, IO subsystems, power, thermal, OS certification
    • Cross-functional groups (Performance, Power, and Manufacturing etc.)
    • External and Customer co-validation teams
  • Platform configurations – system BOM definition
  • Sign-off responsibility for Synchronized releases for internal and external delivery
    • CPU, chipset, boards, options, peripherals, OS, BIOS, drivers
  • Test execution and debug leadership across AMD


  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Prior experience with client PC and server system design and validation
  • Prior experience with testing tools and environments, defect tracking and revision control
  • Knowledge of general Computer Architecture concepts and silicon features
  • Microsoft Operating Systems, Linux Operating Systems, virtualization software (VMware, Ubuntu, et al), and validation/certification processes for each of these environments
  • Experience with system component compatibility and stress testing
  • Familiar with high performance server IO adapters, drivers and stress testing
  • MS Office & MS Project tool suites
  • Microprocessor bring-up and debug
  • Familiar with scripting languages and programming (Python/Ruby) 


  • Bachelor or master’s degree in computer science or computer engineering preferred


  • Austin, Texas



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