FPGA Automation Tools Technical Lead (MTS Software Engineer)

Location: San Jose, California, 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.


AMD is looking for a hands-on Technical Lead to challenge status quo and to uplevel our FPGA automation tools. The goal of this role is to ensure outstanding execution through process improvements, scaling of automation tools, and continuous improvements of inefficiencies



  • Optimist - someone who sees opportunities beyond challenges and risks 
  • Big Picture - able to connect the dots for emerging technology or create new technology from combining existing 
  • Attention to Details – able to track details of complex workflow and the entire life cycle of HW fix through entire SW stack
  • Self-motivated – possess internal drive and ambition to strive for best in class and be a difference maker 
  • Quality Focus – exercise due diligence and discipline to build in quality and scaling as part of solution requirements 



  • Oversee entire design database generation process from HW RTL to generated SW byproducts
  • Introduce process improvements to streamline workflow, to clarify roles / responsibilities, and to simplify delivery logistics and mechanics
  • Drive tool automation with the goal of minimal or no human interventions
  • Architect new database storage to maximize agility and quality while minimizing physical footprint
  • Foresee potential issues and proactively add built-in checks in our automation tool suite
  • Ensure tools can scale as problem complexity increases dramatically



  • Experience as a Technical Lead in driving improvements in a complex technical domain
  • Experience in re-architecting software and / or delivering new solution from concept 
  • Proficient in C++ and scripting languages such as Python, Perl, or TCL
  • Effective and clear communicator on complex technical topics 
  • Desired: EDA experience 
  • Desired: publications and/or granted patents 



  • BS (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related equivalent) 
  • Desired: MS or PhD in Computer Science or Computer Engineering 



  • San Jose or Colorado 



Requisition Number: 162982 
Country: United States State: California City: San Jose 
Job Function: Design

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