Power Management Architect

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.

Power Management Architect 

The role:

You get to work with a world-class microprocessor team, architecting the next generation of power-efficient designs in AMD client products ranging from cutting edge premium desktops to notebooks with high performance Radeon graphics!


The person:

You must be a self-starter and work with minimum supervision to drive assignments to completion. Innovative problem solving skills with a strong attention to detail are a must. You need to understand the big picture, as well as comprehend the fine technical details.


Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing and driving innovative and aggressive techniques to enhance power efficiency and performance optimization in AMD products from early definition stages, through design implementation and backend system validation.
  • This position plays a key role in defining complex power management architecture and features, modeling and characterizing system power utilizing realistic use cases and customer scenarios, and supports backend post-silicon bring-up validation, characterization and productization.  
  • You will closely collaborate with other system/SOC (System on a Chip) hardware and IP architects, chip logic and physical designers, firmware, BIOS, OS, software developers as well as validation engineers.
  • More experienced architects will also have a role mentoring junior engineers.


Preferred experience:

  • Knowledge and experience with CPU, GPU, IO and computer architecture.
  • An understanding of power concepts and how to apply them to generate power efficient designs is essential for this position.
  • Familiarity with the chip end to end design process and platform power measurement tools are also key.
  • Modeling, programming skills in either C or C++ and scripting with Perl and Python are a plus.
  • Strong teaming skills will enhance the candidate’s competitiveness with experience working in and/or leading large cross functional teams.  
  • Finally, candidates must be familiar with using both Windows and UNIX platforms.


Academic credentials:

Candidates with a Bachelors, Masters or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science are encouraged to apply.



Austin, Texas



Requisition Number: 133121 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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