Sr. Manager, Systems Design - 72919

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.



RTG Validation Manager




Technical leader responsible for HW Systems Validation of AMD Graphics products. Systems are integrated combinations of computer hardware components (CPUs, graphics, memory, IO adapters and peripherals) and software components (firmware, BIOS, drivers, OS, virtualization, system management, and applications). This individual will interface with Silicon design, FW Design, Platform Design, Debug leads, Software and Validation teams to identify high priority silicon features and provide detailed technical direction drive focus and prioritize debug, test planning, and  execution for all aspects of AMD’s enterprise product Validation.


Candidate Requirements:


The candidate must have a BS or MSEE degree and a minimum of 10 years of relevant working experience in new product development from a silicon design, platform design and/or product engineering discipline. The candidate should have experience as a technical leader. The candidate must also have a strong understanding of the general silicon engineering process (preferably CPU or GPU), from concept to tape-out and then to production. Furthermore the candidate should have experience with driving a multi-site and multi-disciplined engineering program teams.  A successful candidate must have exceptional verbal, as well as written, communication skills.




  • Graphics products validation execution leadership across AMD
  • Work with cross-functional organization teams to ensure Silicon/SW/Platform/etc. features are in on track, development is supported, and validation is planned
  • Develop and drive detailed workflow for all development and Validation through Phased Validation Process
  • Assure that all responsibilities are clearly defined across all relevant and participating organizations.
  • Defect prioritization and root-cause resolution plans
  • Drive solid solutions to technical issues and design challenges
  • Identify, report and root-cause failures found in Validation
  • Develop pre-silicon readiness and post-silicon plan to validate specific IPs/functional blocks within the SOC
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team in developing HW/SW tools to improve Validation coverage & Debug timeline
  • Work with cross-functional teams to proactively improve post-silicon Validation test strategy, methodology and process
  • Develop post-silicon validation infrastructure (Software, Hardware, Automation, and lab setup)




  • Ability to structure and execute complex analysis, draw insights, and communicate summary findings/recommendations to senior management as well as AMD customers
  • Ability to network, build relationships, and drive effective decision-making across multiple functions and levels within the organization
  • Highly organized, able to prioritize, and juggle multiple work streams to tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent debugging skills at SoC and System level
  • Exposure to DFT Concepts (Scan, BIST), JTAG Debuggers
  • Strong knowledge of modern OS kernel (MS, Linux) and programming / scripting language (C/C++, Python, Perl, …
  • Strong understanding of industry standard IO interfaces (DDR3, DDR4, SATA3, USB3, PCIe3, XGbE)
  • Familiarity with pre-silicon environments (Verification, Emulation, Bring-Up) is a plus
  • Experience with Computer Architecture concepts and silicon features
  • Experience with Linux and Microsoft Operating Systems, Hypervisors (VMware, KVM, XEN, Hyper-V, etc.), and validation/certification processes for each of these environment


Requisition Number: 72919 
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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