Cloud Sales Solution Architect

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.

Cloud Sales Solution Architect


The Role:

We are looking for our next team member (Senior MTS level) to support strategic Mega Datacenter customers in the San Francisco Bay Area. To help drive a new era of computing into the datacenter by engaging with key customer engineering and leadership to demonstrate AMD technology differentiators, addressing their business needs in real world usage scenarios. Responsible for leading all aspects of the technical engagement with their named customer(s), accountable to the Global Account Manager and/or Business Development Executive for those accounts. Occasionally providing training to teammates and assisting them with their unique challenges. With a special emphasis on platform and end user workload optimization, cultivating a deep technical understanding of x86 server platform and processor SOC architecture, the Linux operating system, common cloud and MDC workloads, and performance profiling and monitoring utilities. Demonstrating the synthesis of this knowledge to understand application performance from the core to the node to the datacenter to guide the customer.


The Person:

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  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal and presentation) with a balance of hardware, system architecture and application software expertise
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills, handling multiple priorities
  • Ability to cultivate strong internal (sales, marketing, engineering) and external (customer) relationships
  • Physical requirement: able to lift up to 50 lbs. (racking hardware)
  • Willing to travel up to 25%


Key Responsibilities:

  • Articulate the benefits of AMD based technology offerings for the cloud service provider and MDC market verticals
  • Provide hands-on, expert-level technical guidance to systems engineers and application developers
  • Partner with other AMD subject matter authorities to tackle specific customer challenges
  • Lead technical design sessions; architect and detail technical solutions that are aligned with end-user objectives
  • Architect, install and test solutions in-house, as needed, to ensure successful deployments and evaluations
  • Design and lead the execution of evaluations to ensure a quality solution is delivered, providing technical assistance to sales for overall account strategy based on AMD datacenter solutions
  • Gather a solid understanding of the competitive landscape and clearly articulate the technical differentiation and value proposition associated with AMD versus our competitors


Preferred Experience:

  • Proven experience as a senior level engineer (or equivalent technical role) balanced with experience in a customer-facing role
  • Proven knowledge in any of these market verticals: cloud computing / benchmarking, high performance computing, networking, software defined storage and data analytics
  • Expertise in server software ecosystem in the one or more of these areas: Windows Server, Linux, hypervisors (Linux-KVM and Xen), NGINX, Redis, Apache Web Server, existing cloud offering such as AWS EC2, GCP and Microsoft Azure, and profiling / performance optimization tools
  • Hands on experience in the setup and configuration of server systems including software, networking and storage infrastructure, and a proven understanding of server hardware ecosystem at the node, rack and datacenter level
  • Experience in application/workload profiling, tuning and performance assessment and UEFI /platform firmware a plus


Academic Credentials:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or equivalent (Computer Science or Electrical Engineering preferred)



San Francisco Bay Area





Requisition Number: 178090 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Field Application Engineering/ Field Sup

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