Sr. Manager Systems HW Design Eng.- 102948

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.

The Role:

AMD is looking for an experienced candidate to take-up the exciting hands-on leadership role of managing the platform applications/systems engineering hardware team in Austin and work on bleeding-edge technologies. This role is customer facing role and the individual should be passionate about customer success and tackling complex customer technical problems by driving the right solutioning with high sense of urgency and engineering leadership.

You will be responsible for developing and building highly talented customer engineering team and enabling them resolve multi-disciplinary customer issues across different products (SoCs) in different market segments. You will work closely with internal teams to understand the design and architecture, use-cases and implementation details and then enable the customers in applying the right platform-HW solution into their differentiated innovative products.

The Person:

The successful candidate must have in-depth and extensive knowledge of x86 Processor Architecture, platform-HW (boards) designs and different sub-disciplines of platform development, validation and debug including but not limited to:

  • Schematics and Layouts
  • Thermal Management
  • Signal Integrity analysis, including simulation tools
  • Platform Validation: DDR Memory Design, Margining, Serdes (PCIe, USB, NVMe, Ethernet, NTB)
  • Platform Debug and Tools: Logic and Bus Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, Interactions between Silicon/IP, Platform-HW and BIOS, Complex-Debug, Debug-tools etc.
  • Systems Engineering: Multi-disciplinary debug, performance optimization analysis, debug task force leadership etc.

Direct result and impact of your work will be seen in customer success as they launch their products in the market which in turn brings business growth to the business unit and matter of great pride to your and your team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Hands-on Engineering leadership in building and developing a highly talented and productive team of hardware engineers in the overarching engineering function of platform-HW systems and customer engineering.
  • Tacking complex system level technical problem requiring debug leadership of a virtual cross-functional task force, brainstorming ideas/hypotheses, prioritization calls, insightful connecting-the-dots and overall driving the best approach of debugging for fast results.
  • Doing deep-dive technical discussions, presentations, problem-and-solution summarization, trade-off analysis etc. with customers and aligning on win-win solution in tough problems.
  • Authoring and producing good documentation for the customers or internal teams on How-To application notes, performance analysis, reference form-factor schematics/layouts etc.
  • Talent Management, attracting and hiring top-talent, actioning the performance improvement cases.

Preferred Experience:

  • Extensive hands-on and broad engineering leadership experience in low-level x86 platform-HW (boards) design and validation functions
  • Leadership experience of more than 5+ yrs. in management but hands-on role with a team size of 5+ people.
  • Previous experience with architecture, design, and debug of silicon/IP (x86) in-addition to platform-HW domain will be a big plus.
  • Very strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Very good knowledge of the industry standard buses and protocols like PCIe, Ethernet, USB, SATA, I2C, SPI etc.
  • Experience in the networking, storage or automotive market will be a big plus.
  • Agile and adaptable to changing customer requirements with ability to scope the work and drive closure with great sense of urgency.
  • Experience working in a multi-site and multi-cultural environment and ability to travel as needed
  • Excellent communication skills with an entrepreneurial spirit to produce results. Ability to handle customer communication and leadership in driving consensus among stakeholders.
  • Familiarity and good conceptual understanding of overall product stack including BIOS/OS (Linux/Windows).
  • Experience in systems SW applications engineering role in a semiconductor company will be a big plus.
  • Experience working with AMD products and technology will be a big plus.

Academic Credentials:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering with 10+ years of relevant experience.


Austin, Texas


Requisition Number: 102948 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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