Director Silicon Design Engineering

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.

Director, Power Performance and Area (PPA) Attainment


The Role:

As Director, PPA Attainment, you will drive the discrete GPU program’s power constrained performance and cost attainment for SOC products on our Radeon Gaming and Compute product roadmap. You will have end-to-end ownership of the PPA Attainment function and oversee a team responsible for delivery of world-class SOC products.


The Person:

You have outstanding communication and presentation skills, strong analytical/problem-solving and program management skills. You are self-directed, a strategic problem solver, able to handle complexity and ambiguity. Finally, you can work effectively and lead through influence in a cross-functional/matrixed organization.


Key Responsibilities

  • Build collaborative cross-business unit relationships
  • Establish and maintain end-to-end world-class power/performance attainment methodologies and processes to ensure delivery of leadership, winning GPU products
  • Build a strong team of senior technical leaders recognized for successfully driving PPA Attainment across the portfolio jointly with product development, manufacturing and business organizations.
  • Work across functions to establish, maintain and align on world-class cost, power and performance analysis methodologies and modeling tools to support product development projections and strategic roadmap/business decisions.
  • Work across functions from early concept through product shipment to ensure the full HW/SW stack is designed to optimize cost, power, performance and quality.


Preferred Experience

  • Director level management experience working with high-powered senior engineering teams driving critical initiatives and projects.
  • Director of pre-/post-Silicon teams focused on optimizing cost, power and performance.
  • Collaboration with cross-functional, cross-geography technical teams to deliver industry leading cost, quality, performance, and performance/watt platforms.



Undergraduate degree in technical discipline; master's degree preferred



Santa Clara, CA; Austin, TX; Fort Collins, CO; San Diego, CA; Boxboro, MA; Bellevue, WA


Requisition Number: 81497 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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