Thermal Systems Design Eng. - 100304

Location: Austin, Texas, 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.


System Thermal Design engineer - 100304

With AMD's Client engineering teams, you will be exposed to the world’s best Desktop/PC and Mobile CPU, GPU and APU processors for accelerated system computing power. As an AMD Client Engineer you will have visibility to cutting edge multi-layered security features, H-Series processors optimized for gamers and creators, and U-Series processors optimized for thin and light notebooks. In addition, you will learn how AMD achieves unprecedented performance and battery life with 7nm “Zen 3” core architecture. Zen is delivering a 19% IPC and up to 26% gaming performance generational uplift, with power efficiency up to 2.8X greater than the performance-per-watt of our competition. Come join our world class client engineering team providing rapid career growth advancement, and access to cutting edge client technologies, through its year over year record-breaking market share, product performance and revenue gains!




Looking for an innovative problem solver and thermal technical leader responsible for defining, driving, and managing thermal development of commercial class mobile and desktop products. While working within the AMD Client thermal organization, this role will collaborate with silicon and system architecture teams, system design and performance, BIOS and SMU engineering, customer engineering, and OEM/ODM customers directly.


The person:

Candidate should have a strong background in new product development, computer system architecture, mechanical design for high volume manufacturing, design for cost, and system level safety, ergonomic and acoustic standards.


Key responsibilities:

  • Lead thermal development of Commercial products, optimizing performance from silicon to OEM system level
  • Directly collaborate with OEM/ODM customer design teams, providing validation support, design assistance and product training
  • Part and assembly design, from concept to detail design to manufacturing introduction
  • Build, lead, release, and maintain BOM's and assembly instructions
  • Thermal and mechanical modeling and testing of components
  • Validation of components in bench and system configuration
  • Coordinate with platform engineers and engineers from other groups to ensure that all design requirements are satisfied
  • Work with EEs and PCB engineers to develop and fine tune PCBA board layouts and outlines


Preferred experience:

  • Experience in design, modeling, optimization, and tuning of mobile computing products.
  • Detailed understanding of PC system architecture, mobile system mechanical, board design, and power delivery.
  • Design for ergonomics – skin temperature, acoustic, performance optimization
  • CPU and GPU architecture and thermal controls for APU/CPU, GPU and combinations of these.
  • Knowledge of AMD Smart Shift feature.
  • Familiarity with skin temperature management including AMD STT features.
  • System layout optimization, chassis design, and thermal solution sizing to meet performance and sizing requirements.
  • Must have deep knowledge of all key system thermal components and new technologies including fans, heatsinks, shielding, spreaders, Thermal Interface Materials.
  • Depth of system knowledge of key components and sub-systems which impact thermals (VRAM, NVME, VR, Memory, Charging circuit, etc).
  • Ability to quickly identify thermal design problems and drive alternate solutions.
  • Commanding knowledge in heat transfer and fluid mechanics with sophisticated level experience in system CFD modeling using Icepak or Flotherm. Mechanical cad modeling with Creo or Solidworks also required.
  • Extensive lab experience required and should include: Labview programming and data acquisition, system teardown and instrumentation.
  • Strong written and verbal communication. Ability to summarize and present issue status, design proposals, key findings, and AMD product thermal requirements at both AMD leadership and customer levels.


Academic credentials:

  • Mechanical Engineering Graduate with MSME and 7+ years’ experience
  • PhD preferred with 5+ years of experience in computer system thermal design



Austin, TX

AMD has best-in-class medical, dental, vision, vacation and holiday benefits, a 401k match and a focus on work life balance.


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



Requisition Number: 100304 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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