Platform Technical Lead - 78240

Location: Markham, Ontario, CA

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.



Platform Technical Lead (PTL)



As a Platform Technical lead, you will be the primary technical contact driving the platform delivery for upcoming Graphics products. You will lead post silicon efforts ensuring the right end to end test plans are in place to verify the silicon and system/board features tied to product functionality. You will be working closely with a Platform program manager and Chief Engineer from program feasibility/requirements through to production ramp and customer enablement.



This is a high-profile role with exposure within the entire department and cross functional leadership.



  • Work with Platform Program Manager to lead the technical effort for platform deliverables for new Graphics products
  • Work with Chief Engineer and platform engineers to review design documents and program requirements
  • Develop and drive pre-silicon emulation planning and execution to enable successful SOC/platform bring up
  • Lead planning and development of validation plans, aligning across software and hardware
  • Lead platform technical forum – in planning and execution, providing technical guidance, creative solutions and priority to the larger platform team to achieve program requirements (schedule, features, quality)
  • Lead post silicon technical effort, leveraging technical leads across all cross functional teams
  • Lead the debug efforts for critical issues, ensure all SOC/platform issues driven to closure to ensure successful production ramp
  • Provides platform technical recommendation to program team on key milestones



  • An understanding of basic GPU features and functionality
  • Strong knowledge of HW architecture
  • Knowledge of high-speed digital design, analog design, laboratory equipment (oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, etc.), debugging motherboards, memory interfaces, bus interfaces, silicon manufacturing and testing, silicon verification, failure analysis, and application engineering are an asset
  • Experience with pre-silicon emulation, post-silicon validation, bus protocol, IO devices, test diagnostics and software product development are an asset
  • VHDL/Verilog and C/C++ knowledge an asset
  • Strong leadership experience; outgoing and proactive attitude to effectively drive issues
  • Excellent personal organization and ability to prioritize and carry out multiple tasks.
  • Able to influence and drive projects to meet key milestones and overcome challenges
  • Able to work effectively across teams and organizations and effectively communicate with individuals with a broad range of backgrounds (technical, management, Sr execs, etc.)




  • B.Sc. in Electrical/Computer Engineering
  • Minimum 10 years of work experience



Markham, Ontario Canada



Requisition Number: 78240 
Country: Canada State: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


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