Sr. S & A Hardware Engineer

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.


We are seeking a Lab/Datacenter Support Engineer for our Datacenter Ecosystems and Application Engineering team. The main focus for this role is hardware provisioning, system installation setup, including large clusters with complex switching requirements. The candidate selected for this role will also take part in system & network administration across a wide range of OEM platforms and operating systems (all major linux distros and Windows Server), as well as troubleshooting and debugging component level issues with pre-production systems.



The Lab/Datacenter Support Engineer position will report to AMD’s Datacenter Ecosystems & Application Engineering team and will collaborate closely with all performance, characterization and optimization teams. The person selected for this role will work dynamically to satisfy team requirements in a very fast paced environment. The right candidate will have a strong understanding of the hardware and software stacks from the motherboard to the operating system level, as well as a well-rounded understanding of network topologies, designs and switch management.




  • Interface with DEAE engineering teams for hardware and software provisioning.
  • System and network administration of hundreds of servers across multiple labs
  • Troubleshooting issues at the system, cluster and network level caused by both the pre-production nature of the systems, and errors in engineers’ understanding of how to configure the system.
  • Rack and stack servers, switches, routers, and other equipment as required.
  • Replace components such as CPU, memory, hard drives, PCIe adapters.
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of servers to reflect the correct model numbers, serial numbers, and locations of equipment in the lab and assist with tracking the usage of resources.



  • Demonstrated experience working in a dynamic R&D or engineering lab with strong prioritization skills.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills applied to resolving system level and operating system level failure modes.
  • Strong understanding lab, data center and cloud infrastructures.
  • Configure switches routers and switches (Mellanox, Broadcom, Cisco, Dell, HP).
  • Proficiency working with ACLs, TCP/IP, VLAN, and port security
  • Understanding of virtualization technology (VMware, vSphere, ESXi) and Microsoft Hypervisor.
  • Solid understanding of LAN and WAN technologies, protocols and inter-networking principles.



  • BS or MS in computer science, computer engineering, or a related experience.


AMD is a government contractor and subcontractor. As required by Executive Order, our US employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s work location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by December 8, 2021. AMD will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request an exception from this requirement if you have a need for a religious and/or medical accommodation.



Requisition Number: 116509 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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