Technical Lead Software Development 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.


Technical Lead

Software Development Engineer


The role:  Great opportunity for a Technical Lead Software Engineer career professional to join an elite team to develop ongoing solutions in the Adaptive & Embedded Computing Group (AECG) division of AMD semiconductor.   AMD’s new hardware programmable SoC FPGAs and Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP) deliver most dynamic processor technology and are achieving record performances in Data Center, Wireless/5G, Automotive/ADAS and Emulation applications. 


These new applications, and heterogeneous computing architecture introduces new challenges in compilation, particularly in placement and routing.  AMD’s Software Implementation Tools team addresses these challenges. 


The person:  AMD is looking for a Lead Software Engineer to steer the technical leadership for the Vivado Place and Route team and lead the development of critical projects for our next-gen Vivado backend tools.  The person will play a key role for the FPGA Software Implementation Tools team, with responsibility to research and develop novel algorithms and techniques to compile user applications on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) with the goal of achieving high performance.


As a part of this team, you will work on evaluating new FPGA architectures and its impact on existing EDA tools and develop new algorithms with the aim of improving Quality of Results (QoR), Compile Time, and Memory Usage by orders of magnitude. You will also be interacting with the field and customers, helping them meet their requirements. 


Key responsibilities:

  • Innovate and develop novel algorithms in Place and Route to get multi-fold performance improvements (QoR, Compile Time, Memory Usage) 
  • Lead tiger teams on large projects
  • Interact with Customers, helping them converge on their critical design needs
  • Engage with Tech Marketing and Applications Engineering to understand customer needs, and accordingly architect new features
  • Work with Architecture team to design next-gen FPGA and ACAP solutions


Preferred experience:

  • Proven experience in leading technical teams on large projects
  • Proven expertise in EDA algorithms and C++ Programming
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Solid foundation in data structures, graph theory and software engineering with strong analytical and debugging skills
  • Knowledge of FPGA, Machine Learning or Python is a plus
  • Experience implementing multi-threaded and multi-process systems is a plus
  • Experience in Python, TCL and other equivalent language is a plus
  • Knowledge of Digital Design and FPGA is a plus


Academic credentials:

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related equivalent, PhD desired, but not required



  • San Jose, California





Requisition Number: 152892 
Country: United States State: California City: San Jose 
Job Function: Design

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