PMTS Systems Design Eng.

Location: Austin, Texas, 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. As Validation Architect, you will drive pioneering work to integrate CPU and GPU technologies at the platform level to deliver solutions across the computing spectrum. This will include Data Center, HPC, and Machine Learning / Deep Learning with the first priority being the successful delivery of the Frontier Supercomputer built by Cray on a foundation of AMD CPU and AMD GPU technologies.  As the world's fastest supercomputer, Frontier represents a once in a career opportunity to shape the delivery of industry-leading technologies with wide-ranging impact.



As Validation Architect, you are the technical leader responsible for System and Silicon Validation of the integrated CPU and GPU platform at the heart of the Frontier supercomputer. This includes hardware (CPU and GPU SOCs, memory, IO adapters, peripherals) and software (firmware, BIOS, drivers, OS, virtualization, system management, and applications). You will provide technical leadership across silicon design, platform design, platform debug, firmware development, software development, system validation and performance optimization to meet program goals of quality platform delivery on schedule at target performance.  



BS or MSEE degree and a minimum of 15 years of relevant working experience in new product development from a silicon design, platform design and/or product engineering discipline. you should have experience both as a technical lead and/or a project manager. you must also have a strong understanding of the general silicon design process (preferably CPU or GPU), from concept to tape-out and through production. Furthermore you should have experience with driving a multi-disciplinary engineering teams across geographies. You must also have exceptional written and verbal communication skills at both the detailed engineering and executive levels.


RESPONSIBILITIES - Overall leadership, validation planning, development and execution across AMD:

  • Develop detailed approach for Validation through Phased Validation Process
  • Assure that all delivery responsibilities are clearly defined across all relevant and participating organizations
  • Drive cross organization teams to ensure Silicon/SW/Platform/etc. features are in sync, development is supported, and validation is planned
  • Drive execution for integrated CPU & GPU validation, characterization, and debug at the platform level
  • Lead Defect prioritization and drive root-cause resolution
    • Provide overall prioritization for all observations found in validation
    • Act as technical leader driving root cause determination for high impact, complex observations whether found by AMD or our customers / partners
    • Drive delivery of production solutions to technical issues and design challenges



  • Highly organized, able to prioritize, and juggle multiple work streams to tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills: Ability to structure and execute complex analysis, draw insights, and communicate summary conclusions/recommendations to senior management and AMD customers / partners
  • Matrix leadership: Ability to network, build relationships, and collaborate to drive effective decision-making across multiple functions and levels within AMD
  • Technical leadership: ability to champion, deliver and apply new tools, methods, capabilities to platform validation to improve, schedule and quality or deliver new platform features.
  • Executive communication: Both written and verbal - ability to clearly and concisely summarize program and problem status to provide AMD's executive team with actionable insight against product objectives
  • Prior experience with testing tools and environments, defect tracking and revision control
  • Experience with Computer Architecture concepts and silicon features
  • Experience with Linux  and Microsoft Operating Systems, Hypervisors (VMware, KVM, XEN, Hyper-V, etc.), and validation/certification processes for each of these environments


Requisition Number: 75455 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
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