Location: Santa Clara, 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.





As a CPU RTL Team Lead, you will have a unique opportunity to lead teams responsible for AMD’s next-generation CPU Core design.  You will manage an experienced, skilled, and motivated engineering team with a track record of success.  You will work on the leading edge of processor technology and collaborate with the Performance Modeling, Design Verification, Physical Design, and Post-Silicon Teams to make AMD’s ambitious future CPU roadmap a reality.




You enjoy leading a technical team and have a strong set of management skills.  You approach challenges relentlessly with both critical thinking and creativity.  You possess both strong verbal and written communication skills.  You enjoy interacting with people to plan and organize a team to get large, complex projects done.  You know how measure progress and take action to keep a project on schedule and budget.  Does this describe you? If so, then join us!



  • End-to-end ownership of RTL execution for AMD’s CPU Cores.  Work with Senior Architects and RTL engineers on technical planning, scheduling, and tradeoffs.  Design, collect and analyze metrics pertinent to RTL development.
  • Collaborate with Performance, Design Verification, Physical Design/Implementation, and Post-Silicon teams to deliver a high-quality CPU core that meets or exceeds program objectives.
  • Represent the RTL function and report regular progress towards program goals.
  • Direct people management of CPU Core RTL engineers.  Responsibility for their career growth.   Communicate program, organization, and company updates to the team.



  • Experience managing and leading CPU Core designs and experienced teams.
  • Familiarity with all aspects of CPU Design including Early Investigation, Core Architecture, Performance Analysis and Correlation, Design Verification, Physical Design/Implementation, DFT, Post-Silicon, and High-Volume Production.
  • Demonstrated communication, interpersonal, and teamwork/collaboration skills.
  • Ability to learn quickly with strong data analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Experience with a modern Instruction Set Architecture (ISA).



  • Technical background in one or more areas of CPU Design: Performance, Architecture, Design Verification, or Physical Design/Implementation.
  • Technical background in one or more CPU pipeline stages (e.g., Branch Prediction, Instruction Fetch, Decode, Execution, Scheduler, Floating Point, Load Store, etc.)
  • Scripting skills
  • Knowledge of x86 Architecture (ISA).
  • System level knowledge or experience (e.g., Memory Controller, IO, etc.).
  • Formal leadership and/or management training.



  • BS, MS, or PhD degree in Electrical, Computer Engineering, or related field of study preferred.



  • Santa Clara, CA
  • #LI-CC3

Requisition Number: 105503 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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