Senior Manager-Systems Design Engineering-Validation and Emulation - 99823

Location: Austin, 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 Manager-Systems Design Engineering-Validation and Emulation - 99823


The Role:

The AMD Graphics Systems & Customer Engineering (GSCE) team is on the lookout for a dynamic Senior Manager to lead our growing Validation Architecture and Emulation team. The GSCE team is a key element of AMD’s strategy to deliver the highest quality, industry-leading technologies to market. As a Senior Manager, you will lead a team that is working with pre- and post-silicon hardware, software, and diagnostic teams to help ensure first silicon success and rapid silicon validation of our discrete GPU products. You will help drive efficiency and quality in our validation flows, including our next generation automation technologies.


The Person:  We are seeking a leader who can motivate, empower and influence others while cultivating teamwork and celebrating successes along the way!


Key Responsibilities:

People Manager

  • Lead an engineering team, growing to 5-10 direct reports, responsible for day-to-day people management, priorities, and career growth
  • Team members may be located in different, global geographies

Validation Architecture

  • In partnership with other global validation leaders, identify, describe, and implement changes to our post-silicon validation methodologies to increase efficiency and product quality
  • Conduct analysis to adjust or reinforce our methodologies
  • Identify challenges to delivering quality/efficiency and associated solutions
  • What mechanisms can we pursue to increase quality/efficiency, and which will provide the best return on investment?
  • Partner with our validation teams to ensure validation plans and debug methodologies are of the highest quality and globally consistent
  • Maximize coverage, while minimizing overlap between teams
  • Drive quality initiatives across AMD
  • Improve communication and information exchange between GSCE and teams across AMD
  • Exchange and refine best validation practices with validation teams from other AMD businesses
  • Explore new validation technologies and provide strategic guidance for future team growth


  • Working with the existing emulation lead, drive emulation functional/power/performance test strategy, working with GPU SOC, IP, DV, Firmware, and validation teams to bridge between pre- and post-silicon validation
  • Provide technical direction for our emulation team, as they do hands-on work to debug the emulation environment, drive cross-team validation (DV/Firmware/Diagnostics/Validation/SOC) and establish performance testing capabilities


Preferred Experience:

  • Prior engineering and team management experience within the semiconductor industry preferred
  • Proven experience driving change and working across functions and geographies to deliver products to specific critical metrics
  • Experience with automation and validation methodologies
  • Experience with pre- or post-silicon verification/validation, power, and performance analysis
  • Knowledge of machine learning algorithms is a bonus


Academic Credentials:

BS/MS Engineering or suitable equivalent. Master's Degree desired



Austin, TX    Would also consider Santa Clara, CA, Boxborough, MA 




Requisition Number: 111121 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
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