Senior Director, Global Head of Client Software Ecosystem & Partnership

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.

 

 

 

Senior Director, Global Head of Client Software Ecosystem & Partnership

THE ROLE:
AMD Client business unit aims to build a very strong ecosystem of ISVs, middleware, and foundational software. This ecosystem is critical to continued success of the client business in both Notebook and Desktop. This is a high visibility role and a key trusted partner to AMD business and engineering leaders. 

 

THE PERSON:

  • Be a self-motivated, able to prioritize work and perform job with minimal supervision
  • Have a strong executive-level presence
  • Be a big picture thinker, who can roll up sleeves and dive into details
  • Balance the need to be collaborative and team oriented with the ability to influence and push back when challenged
  • Be clear, concise, and effective communicator who can discuss complicated topics and issues in a straightforward and concise manner
  • Have a passion for innovation, be comfortable defining a way forward in the face of ambiguity, and can scale and influence broadly 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Own client software ecosystem vision, strategy, and business execution.
  • Build the organization and supporting processes
  • Create a programmatic mechanism to evaluate emerging companies for partnership and investment
  • Build multilevel s/w relationships that are strategic for client. Own the C level relationship with the partner
  • Manage the partners - business terms, release alignment, roadmap mgmt., escalations, operational reviews etc.
  • Support client general managers in driving channel/VAR/OEM silicon and service sales
  • Collaborate with hardware, software engineering and ecosystem engineering team to support technical partnership and execution

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Demonstrated software product management or partnership/alliances in a technology company
  • Strong understanding of the enterprise hardware market and associated software stack
  • Consulting experience at top tier management consulting company
  • Hands on software development experience
  • Experience with working on several simultaneous projects and taking them from definition to delivery and adoption
  • Effective program management skills to collaborate with and lead very large groups of stakeholders across a diverse range of projects

 

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS:
BS and/or MS degree in Electrical or computer Engineering 
Master’s degree in Business from a top tier university 

 

LOCATION:
Austin, TX, Santa Clara CA, Toronto CA

 

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Requisition Number: 135943 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Other Engineering
  

 

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