Field Applications Engineer (FAE) - Federal/Public Sector

Location: Kensington, Maryland, 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.

Field Applications Engineer - Federal/Public Sector


The Role:

We are looking for our next team member to help AMD drive a new era of computing for AMD commercial solutions, with specialized support for commercial client in U.S. Federal and Public Sector markets. Working in public sector focused on both commercial client and datacenter, working with end customers to demonstrate how AMD technology can be used to address the needs of their business. Responsible for providing technical support for the targeted end customer accounts with a special focus on pre-sales and development support activity as opportunities transition from opportunity to deployment. Post-sales technical support is also required as the account encounters technical issues. Responsible for engaging the commercial client ecosystem and partnering with the regional OEM leads, as well as OEM/hardware/software partners as needed.


The Person:

Does this sound like you? We'd love to talk!

  • Proficient in managing, optimizing, and troubleshooting common commercial client applications and workloads on AMD hardware with priority end customers
  • Desired security clearances
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. (racking hardware)
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with a good balance of hardware, architecture and software expertise
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Good time management and prioritization skills
  • Strong internal (Sales, Marketing, Engineering) and external (OEM) relationships
  • Proven success in developing and maintaining technical relationships
  • A standout colleague with excellent collaborative skills and outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Proven problem-solving skills and the ability to lead complex problems involving multi-disciplined, cross-functional teams


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop technical relationships with target end customer accounts and OEM partners, focused in Federal, and public sector
  • Win new commercial client opportunities by working with OEMs and end customers by establishing technical solutions based on AMD technology
  • Work with AMD internal teams across AMD Business Units to build technical presentations and documentation to be delivered in the field
  • Improve AMD’s ability to support public sector customers by driving feedback into AMD BU and engineering teams
  • Provide technical assistance to sales personnel and the end customer in the evaluation, design and development of AMD based client solutions
  • Partner with sales in determining possible application of AMD based products and solutions to meet customer requirements
  • Perform technical presentations, training and updates for OEM, partners and prospects
  • Translate Federal and public sector customer business issues and requirements into technical solution opportunities/engagements that best demonstrate AMD based product offerings
  • Influence and evaluate technical specifications and requirements for government tenders and RFPs
  • Possess a solid understanding of the competitive landscape and clearly articulate the technical differentiation and value proposition associated with AMD versus its competitors
  • Proficient in security requirements, certifications, and the AMD-based security solutions for government customers across ecosystem including AMD hardware, OS, and OEM platforms
  • Assist with the solution development/architectural design to meet specific customer needs
  • Analyze OEM product solutions and evaluate product performance based on customer needs
  • Keep up-to-date on relevant competitive solutions and work with internal teams to provide competitive responses where needed
  • Install and test solutions in-house, as required, to ensure successful deployments and evaluations
  • Lead technical design sessions; architect and detail technical solutions that are aligned with OEM objectives
  • Lead technical scopes, requirements and OEM expectations
  • Provide hands-on, expert-level technical assistance to end customer development and software teams
  • Be a credible subject matter authority to customers on direct and indirect product capabilities.


Preferred Experience:

If you have a broad technical understanding of client CPUs and APUs, platform architecture and the development process needed to successfully win client opportunities with end customers and experience working with Federal and/or state/local government we'd love to talk!

In addition, we're looking for:

  • Proven experience working in Federal and/or State/Local government partners/customers
  • Experience in datacenter solutions, with specialized knowledge of client software environments including Operating systems (Windows, Linux), drivers, benchmarks, and targeted applications that may be used to validate server and workstation platforms.
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas: CPU and client system architecture, client benchmarks, GPU computing, and client platform enablement
  • A firm understanding of platform development process from concept to production
  • Good hands-on and solid knowledge of server hardware ecosystem at the node, rack and datacenter level
  • Hands on experience in the setup and configuration of client systems including software, networking and storage infrastructure


Academic Credentials:

BS with 8+ years of experience, or advanced degree with 10+ years of experience. Degree should be technology related bachelor's degree or other technical subject area (e.g. Engineering or Computer Science) or equivalent combination of training and experience.



Washington DC area





Requisition Number: 83155 
Country: United States State: Maryland City: Kensington 
Job Function: Field Application Engineering/ Field Sup


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