Senior Board Design Lead- 117601

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 Board Design Lead


As a Senior Member of Technical Staff of Hardware Engineering, you will lead and be part of the design team developing state of art systems. This is a very dynamic and fast-paced engineering environment where you will be leading and participating in a wide variety of challenging product development projects. Your responsibility is to technically lead the development of system and board hardware from inception to production, with demonstrated capability to closely work with power supply designs, to create/validate board schematics, to review PCB layouts, to evaluate components/circuits, to drive product bring-up, to support qualification, and to ensure smooth volume production within the given schedule.  This position will be focused on product development for the enterprise and workstation markets.



  • Technically lead of cross functional engineering teams responsible for system and hardware development using enterprise graphic boards for GPU’s focusing on but not limited to : product definition, physical design of multilevel boards including DFM (Design for Manufacturing), power regulation, board bring-up  qualification and debug, thermal, signal integrity, EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interference).

  • Cross functional technical leadership and communication within the hardware engineering, architecture, customer and program management teams.

  • Actively drive technical definition/architecture and program execution/ issue resolution in a dynamic development environment with programs that can be in various development phases ranging from concept, feasibility, execution, production, or sustaining.

  • Work with SOC silicon architects and the business unit to define and develop product definitions, specifications, and cost targets.

  • Drive innovation in circuit implementations, power supply topologies and component selections.

  • Define and manage experiments and assist hardware bring-up, troubleshooting, design verification, optimizations, and fine-tuning for an optimum balance of cost and performance at board and system level.

  • Provide implementation guidelines and feedback to silicon, package, and system design groups



  • Board hardware and system design experience.

  • Proven ability to drive product development from concept to mass production.

  • Ability to write product specifications.

  • BOM management skills.

  • Solid experience of high-speed mixed-signal design techniques.

  • Strong experience in Cadence tools, like Concept Capture, Allegro PCB .

  • Solid experience in LDOs and Multiphase DC-DC switching power supply Power Integrity high power ASIC products. Experience with fundamentals of power conversion and power delivery for high performance processors or GPUs is a plus.

  • Experience in hardware lab tools, digital oscilloscopes and other common lab equipment.

  • Experience with firmware, APIs, applications, OSes and their interactions within Windows, Linux, gaming, compute, and virtualization environments.

  • Understand industrial standards: high speed/digital interfaces (DP, PCI Express), memory interface, I2C/SMBus/PMBus.

  • Must be self-driven, collaborative, and a strong team player with technical leadership skills to support optimal performance.

  • Excellent teamwork, communication and organization skills.

  • Experience with high-speed serial interfaces, PCI Express, DisplayPort is a plus.

  • Experience with the design and development of RTL for FPGA based sub-systems and test and verification cases for FPGA configuration design.

  • Familiarity with PC (single user machines) and server systems (HW/SW)architecture and interfaces is important.



BS or MS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.



Austin Texas


Requisition Number: 117601 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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