Socket Design Engineer - 73777

Location: Santa Clara, 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.

Job Description: AMD’s Packaging Engineering team is looking for an experienced IC Socket Design Engineer who will help solve complex technical challenges to deliver robust, reliable, cost effective CPU socket for next generation server package & solutions aligned with the OEM/ODM manufacturing requirements. AMD is bolder than ever, focused and energized - you can make a career move that matters! Help turn "possibility" into "reality" every day!



  • Lead next generation CPU socket design, development and production release for high volume server & client products.
  • Manage socket development programs at multiple suppliers
  • Design, develop, qualify, document & release sockets/connectors for CPU packages.
  • Solve technical issues on socket reliability, materials and manufacturing process.
  • Work cross-functionally to understand trade-offs, constraints for optimizing package & socket interactions for optimizing cost & performance
  • Engineering evaluation & lab data gathering on new socket designs, new contacts etc.
  • Test board design, procurement & board evaluations
  • Create, manage, release, and maintain BOM's and assembly instructions
  • Represent socket team in all relevant forums to ensure on time flawless NPI.

Skills and Experience Requirements –

  •  BSME & MSME required. Ph.D. M.E. is a plus.
  • 15+ years relevant experience in connector & socket technology is required. Must be able to lead the next generation CPU socket design/development with a focus on low cost, injection molded high volume manufacturing.
  • Capable of managing overall socket development program as well as conducting specific technical design, analysis and testing as an individual contributor.
  • Past experience in leading socket/connector development projects & demonstrating independence in solving socket design problems
  • Expert understanding of complex mechanical tolerance stack up and ability to perform detailed tolerance analysis via RSS/Monte Carlo methods is required.
  • Understanding of industry standards for connector & socket reliability. Past proven experience in executing high volume connector/socket qualification. Experience in FA of separable interfaces and solder joints.
  • Must have hands-on experience with connector and/or socket testing.
  • Must have knowledge of contact metallurgy and metal finishes for reliable electrical contact. Past experience in resolving contact resistance failures and identifying root cause is a plus.
  • Knowledge of test package & board design for reliability assessment of connectors is required. Knowledge of test methodology for connectors.
  • Understanding socket / connector temperature rise under use conditions & experience in testing for it is required.
  • Basic understanding of signal integrity as it relates to connectors & sockets.
  • Must have experience in working with offshore socket / connector suppliers.
  • Must be proficient in writing technical documents (component design specification and qualification plan) and developing power point presentations.
  • Good spoken and written communication skills in English is required. Also, being able to communicate with suppliers in Mandarin language is a plus.
  • Proficient with following software is required: AutoCAD, Solidworks, Labview, Matlab, Word, Excel & Power Point. Expert knowledge of ANSYS for structural FEA is a plus.


Requisition Number: 73777 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design 


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