PMTS Systems Design Eng.

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.

System Architect (9)


The Role:

As a System Architect in Embedded Business Unit, you will provide deep technical expertise and technical leadership in developing complete and optimized solutions that are based on AMD products including x86 processors, coordinated CPU + GPU SoCs, and GPUs. Complete solutions mean target system use cases and applications for the target market segments that the Embedded business unit focuses on. Specific segments include networking, security/firewall, storage, wireless infrastructure, edge computing, industrial IoT, automotive, and embedded. Complete solutions include all relevant software components and other hardware components in a system. You will develop reference system architecture for target use cases, optimization recipes for improving application performance, and innovation that enables strong differentiation of AMD-based solutions. You will be a hands-on specialist in analyzing and optimizing performance, and in developing software and PoCs. You will collaborate with customers, partners, and internal product and engineering teams as a technical specialist with deep domain expertise in the target use cases, system architecture, software stacks, and performance optimization.

The ability to establish and aim to goals including a plan of record, timelines, budget, scope, performance, and quality will be critical to success. A passion for creating plans and working with a diverse list of internal and external customers is vital for this critical and highly visible role.

The applicant must be a standout colleague who makes and meets commitments and demonstrate an aptitude to thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strong experience in working with data plane and control plane architectures in networking devices.
  • Experience working with packet forwarding mechanisms using Open Vswitch, DPDK; security protocols like IPSec, TLS; offload with accelerators or smart NICs, P4; storage applications using SPDK, ISA-L; virtualization or container environment and orchestration like Kubernetes, Open Stack.
  • Strong in system design and architecture of networking products involving switching, routing and security, storage systems, wireless infrastructure equipment, and telco applications.
  • Experience with Linux system programming (e.g. sockets, files, shared memory, multi-threaded programming/process synchronization.)
  • Good understanding and working knowledge of Layer 3/ Layer 4 network protocols such as TCP/IP.
  • Understanding of 5G/LTE protocol is desired.
  • Hands-on experience with Linux networking stack is desired.
  • Strong passion and experience in performance analysis, performance optimization, troubleshooting, debugging sophisticated systems, and possess excellent problem-solving techniques.
  • Proficiency in C and at least one scripting language like shell script, python, etc.
  • Experience with TCP/IP and knowledge with common standard IP protocols such as ARP, IP, ICMP, TCP, UDP, IPSec, TLS, etc.
  • Experience with GPU programming is desired.
  • Strong expertise in computer architecture, GPU architecture, PCIe, CXL, Ethernet is highly desired.

Preferred Experience:

  • 8+ years of experience in developing system software for data path components in a networking device or storage system.

Academic Credentials:

  • BS or MS degree


Requisition Number: 82727 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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