Director of Platform Applications Engineering - 93605

Location: Santa Clara, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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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.

Director of Platform Applications Engineering



AMD is looking for a Director of Platform Applications Engineering to join our Server Platform and Solutions Engineering team to develop world-class products around EPYC processors. In this role, you will lead and manage a cross functional team consisting of hardware, firmware, debug and performance engineers to enable customers to design and develop best-in-class products around AMD EPYC processor development and execution of AMD EPYC Server platforms and solutions across HPC, Cloud and Enterprise market segments. 



Candidates possess a passion for delivering high quality products to demanding customers, a tenacity to drive process improvement required amidst an ambitious product roadmap, and a commitment to cultural integrity of a “people first” model while inspiring the extraordinary from the team.



  • Lead and manage a cross functional team consisting of hardware, firmware, debug and performance engineers to enable customers to design and develop best-in-class products around AMD EPYC processors.
  • Drive engagements with Cloud, HPC and OEM/Enterprise accounts throughout the product lifecycle from concept definition through development and mass production.
  • Support BIOS / UEFI FW and BMC development and debug to ensure high quality, performant and secure systems.
  • Address customer questions across all aspects of product development
  • Drive customer communications strategy, content creation and delivery to ensure clear and timely communication of program plans, technical issues and other notifications.
  • Plan and execute joint bring-up activities for new platforms.
  • Drive debug of issues to root cause and partner with other engineering teams to develop and validate bug fixes.
  • Partner with customers to achieve optimal performance in targeted benchmarks and workloads.
  • Collaborate seamlessly across domains and organizations including platform and silicon engineering, product management, business segment, sales, and field application engineering.
  • Communicate regularly and proactively at all levels of the organization. Regularly communicate status updates and plans to C-level executives.



  • Proven track record of success working directly with customers to develop systems from concept to production
  • Prior experience leading technical organizations including system debug, FW and HW expertise.
  • Prior experience working with BIOS solutions, such as UEFI, Legacy BIOS, or Coreboot
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams from multiple domains
  • Solid knowledge of software development process
  • Solid knowledge of x86 platform architecture and key technologies such as power management, DDR, and PCI-Express.
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to adjust the message to the target audience. Must be skilled at distilling complex situations and details into clear and concise updates, both written and verbal, and equally comfortable communicating with engineers or corporate executives.



Bachelors degree required; Master's preferred



Santa Clara, CA / Austin, TX / Bellevue, WA



Requisition Number: 93605 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Product Engineering


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