SoC Definition Manager/Architect - 81584

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.

SoC Definition Manager/Architect

The Role:

The SoC Definition Manager is part of a dynamic environment that manages a small team of engineers responsible for the creation and delivery of formal specifications, feature definitions and is accountable for the optimized processor programming register model, and also responsible for areas of platform specifications that directly affect processor silicon, processor feature enablement, and processor initialization consumed by technical teams inside and outside of AMD.


The Person: (What is takes to do the job… Ideal characteristics)

    • Management Experience
      • Able to manage small teams effectively
      • Skill with cross-functional coordination of content delivery
    • Communication
      • Needs excellent verbal and written skills
        • Specification, technical documentation experience
      • Personable, approachable
      • Can quickly gain the trust of designers
    • Technical Expertise
      • Very technical relative to PC architecture and CPU design/architecture
      • Good programming skills (any language)
        • Familiar with a scripting programming language (Perl, Shell, Ruby, XML)
        • Can work in Windows and Linux environments
        • Software knowledge/design (mostly as a demonstration of organized and logical thinking)
      • Specialization
        • Areas of expertise that provide added benefit to the success of the role
          • CPU design or architecture (x86 preferred)
          • Graphics, GPU design or architecture
          • IO architecture
          • Power management technologies
          • Memory technologies (DDR)
          • PC platform or PC system design
    • Work ethic
      • Focused, driven and detailed
      • Brings issues to light and provides solutions before they have a chance to become real problems
      • Reputation as “go-to” person for situations needing immediate investigation, rapid troubleshooting, and problem-solving


Key Responsibilities

    • Manages team priorities
    • Conducts performance reviews and provides general team leadership and guidance
    • IP-XACT
      • Coordinates schedules with cross-functional teams
      • Ensures timely delivery of SoC for multiple client programs in concert with downstream consumers
      • Conducts reviews of documentation collateral for NDA and Public distribution
      • Technical issue communications, program specification status reporting
    • Ensures cohesiveness of all the technology definitions within the family
    • Makes sure that nothing falls between the cracks (ex. ID definitions)
    • Drives product and specification issues to closure (Jira)
    • Individual contributor
      • Responsible for the documentation which refers to the part of the architecture that is relevant to multiple engineering teams (as opposed to microarchitecture, which is generally relevant only to silicon design)
      • Customer communication support
      • Program support forums. For example, CTAs, ERB support and any program meetings.
      • CPUID family, model, and stepping definitions and support.
      • PCI ID definition and coordination support


Preferred Education:
BSEE, BSCS or Similar; MS experience desired.


Preferred Experience:
The candidate should have experience with x86 software models, microprocessors, graphics processors, PC chipset hardware with a general familiarity with microprocessor and PC/SoC architecture. Knowledge of programming languages, scripting languages, XML, etc. is a plus. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Experience with word processors including OpenOffice/LibraOffice, MS Word, and/or FrameMaker desired.



Austin, TX



Requisition Number: 81584 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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