System Architect 5G RAN and Networking - 106761

Location: Santa Clara, California, 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.

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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, integrated CPU + GPU SoCs, and GPUs. Complete solutions mean target system use cases and applications for the target market segments that Embedded business unit focuses on. Specific segments include networking, security/firewall, storage, wireless infrastructure, edge computing, industrial IoT, automotive, and embedded.  This specific position requires strong expertise in wireless infrastructure, 5G protocol and specifications. 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 maximizing application performance, and innovation which enables strong differentiation of AMD based solutions. You will be a hands-on expert 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 expert with deep domain expertise in the target use cases, system architecture, software stacks and performance optimization.


The ability to establish and drive to goals including 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 necessary for this critical and highly visible role. 


The applicant must be a team player who makes and meets commitments, and demonstrates an aptitude to thrive in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment.



Your Experience and Expertise:


  • 8+ years of experience, with a BS or MS degree, in developing system software for data path components in a wireless infrastructure equipment (5G RAN, gNodeB, eNodeB), networking device or storage system.
  • Strong experience in working with data plane and control plane architectures in networking devices, especially 5G RAN.
  • 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 complex 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 knowledgeable 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.


Requisition Number: 106761 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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