Director of Systems Design Engineering (Graphics/GPU) - 74106

Location: Markham, CA

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.



Feel lost in the crowd at a large company? Come join AMD, where your leadership and contributions have a direct impact in product delivery. Enjoy leading global teams and owning the delivery of leading-edge products with passionate engineers? Want the opportunity to drive organizational changes? Join us for the opportunity to grow your career through broad responsibility and the ability to interact with senior leaders, architects and silicon designers to ensure we build and verify Graphics products used by Gamers, major computer manufacturers, and the emerging, fast-moving space of AI and Machine Learning. You will get to make real decisions that impact planning and execution with direct contribution to revenues. Be part of a company with a rich history and is one of few in the world that can build leading class Graphics Products.


We are seeking a strong technical leader with Silicon Validation experience. System Test or Validation experience is a must. This position will lead a team responsible for planning, developing, and executing test plans to validate Graphics ASICs as well as system verification of ASIC in reference platforms. The ideal candidate should have 12+ years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Experience in silicon development, software or system development with broad testing skills. Areas include feature verification, system integration, power/performance testing as well as stress testing for customer platforms.


Skills Required

  • System/Platform validation experience
  • Experience leading teams to develop tools, debug complex issues and automation
  • Post silicon ASIC verification experience
  • Proven leadership experience leading test teams
  • Strong communication skills, including at the executive level
  • 12+ years of experience, including 2-3+ years in a Director level role
  • Demonstrated skill in driving organizational change


Exceptionally qualified candidates will also have:

  • Graphics processor (GPU) experience, a big plus
  • Experience in automation and test/integration methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience driving change and working across functions to deliver products.
  • Very strong communication skills, with experience presenting to senior executives.
  • Datacenter or Machine Learning experience
  • Customer-facing experience.
  • Experience leading remote teams.  This role will be responsible for leading global teams spanning teams in Markham, Ontario and Shanghai, China.



Requisition Number: 74106 
Country: Canada State: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function: Design 


AMD is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective provincial human rights codes throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Any applicant who requires accommodation should contact

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