Senior System Emulation Lead - 84092

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.


 Senior System Emulation Lead



The Data Center GPU team is having explosive growth and is positioned to compete in the high-performance computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) segments.  

This role will support the Chief Engineer and will define the end-to-end strategy of our Emulation process, be the primary technical interface and develop our testing plans

At AMD, we use Collaborative Test Approach (CTA) from start through handover-to-sustaining

The role will act as a cross-functional technical liaison between Systems, validation, product engineering, design, software, and customers to ensure root cause closure on difficult to solve technical problems.



The candidate must also have a strong understanding of the general silicon engineering process (preferably CPU or GPU), from concept to tape-out to production.

Furthermore, the candidate should have experience with driving a multi-site and multi-disciplined engineering program.

Tenacity to drive difficult validation issues to root-cause and solution

Passion for delivering high-quality products to demanding customers



  • Accountable for all SOC-Platform level emulation.  Set’s plan and drives execution
  • Collaborative Test Approach execution management testing post-silicon to enable product introduction
  • Provides technical recommendations for feature enablement/removal, Tape-out, Engineering Change Review, and SW release to core team and Project Director
  • Owns tools requirements across product validation and production needs (internal vs. external)
  • Drives validation knowledge exchange with design Pre-Si for development of validation plans
  • Point of contact for customer technical communication
  • Driving cross-functional (platform, PEO, design, software) engineering coordination



  • Strong understanding of CPU and memory architecture
  • Strong system-level knowledge
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to structure and execute complex analysis, draw insights, and communicate summary findings/recommendations to senior management as well as AMD customers
  • Ability to network, build relationships and drive effective decision-making across multiple functions and levels within the organization
  • Highly organized, able to prioritize, and juggle multiple work streams to tight deadlines


  • The candidate must have a BS or MSEE degree and extensive experience in new product development from a design, platform and/or product engineering discipline.
  • The candidate should have experience both as a technical lead as well as a project manager.



Austin Texas or Santa Clara



Requisition Number: 84092 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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