Director Product Security - 66865

Location: San Diego, 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.

Do you think differently about security issues than a typical developer?   Do you like to break technology in novel ways?   Do you like finding alternative uses for technology?   Do you like causing mischief among the product security community?


As a Director of Product Security, you will lead AMD’s Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) covering all of AMD’s product portfolio.  As part of the Product Security Office you will report to the Head of Product Security in this very dynamic and fast-paced engineering environment where you will be leading and participating in a wide variety of challenging product security projects.


Your responsibility is to lead the expansion of AMD’s PSIRT team.   This includes working with AMD peers, partners, customers, security researchers, industry PSIRT teams, and reaching out to the global security community.   When not responding to issues or engaging with partners your team will lead a Red Team effort to review, analyze, and develop vulnerability and exploit Proofs of Concept.   This includes attack profiling, penetration testing, a security compromises to all of AMD’s products including future products not yet deployed.

This is an opportunity to harden AMD’s expanding presence in server, laptops, game systems, and others and to participate in general security mischief within the AMD product development community.



  • Oversees definition, processes, and expansion of AMD’s PSIRT team.
  • Directly impact the security of products in development by finding security issues before others.
  • Engage with peers, partners, customers, and industry peers on security issues, timely response, communication, and global PR statements
  • Contribute to the AMD product security roadmap leveraging knowledge of incidents, issues, research areas, and emerging threats.
  • Participate in architecture reviews with the Product Security Office
  • Develop AMD’s global security presence via web sites, blogs, white papers, seminars, consortiums, and conferences.



  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to create, expand, motivate, and inspire teams
  • Strong to desire to participate in global product security along side researchers, peers, partners, and customers
  • Work closely with product teams to drive security mitigations into customer products
  • Work closely with security architects to drive improved security architecture and implementations
  • Creation of a Red Team to investigate security issues in AMD products
  • Industry out reach via consortiums and conferences to demonstrate AMD security leadership
  • Respond to security issues rumored or real that affect AMD products.
  • Aid the PR team in responding publicly to security issues rumored or real.
  • Aid the legal team in assessing the risk profile of security issues rumored or real.
  • Contributes to the development of product strategy and provides technical leadership in the development of new products, processes or technologies in support of this strategy.
  • Collaborate across AMD business units to centralize incident response and communication
  • Contributes technology leadership for multiple projects
  • Typically contributes across projects within product groups or technology development initiatives.
  • Provides technical leadership and management accountability for the PSIRT and Red Team



  • 10-15 years in technology related field
  • 5-7 years in product security related field
  • Demonstrated ability to break security preferred
  • Demonstrable passion for security research



  • BS or MS in cyber security, computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering or related experience


Requisition Number: 66865 
Country: United States State: California City: San Diego 
Job Function: Software Engineering 


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