Sr Solutions Architect

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, AU

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.


Sr. Solutions Architect




The Sr. Solutions Architect (SA) in this position will help AMD drive a new era of computing for Data Center and client technologies, by engaging with the end customers to demonstrate how AMD technology can be used to address the needs of their business. The SA is responsible for providing technical support for the targeted end customer accounts with a special focus on pre-sales and development support activity as opportunities transition from opportunity to deployment. Post-sales technical support is also required as the account encounters technical issues.  This candidate will be accountable to the regional leader for the SA organization, as well as the regional business leader.  The SA is also responsible for engaging with the Data Center and client ecosystem partners, regional OEM leads, as well as System integrators (SIs) as needed. 


The primary focus of the Solutions Architect will be to:


  • Develop technical relationships with target end customer accounts and OEM partners
  • Win new Data Center and client opportunities by working with OEMs and end customers by establishing technical solutions based on AMD technology
  • Work with AMD internal teams across AMD Business Units to build technical presentations and documentation to be delivered in the field
  • Improve AMD’s ability to support customers by driving feedback into AMD BU and engineering teams



This position requires the SA to have a broad technical understanding of Data Center and client technologies (Server and Client – CPU, GPU platform architecture and the development process) needed to successfully win server and workstation opportunities with end customers.


The position requires specialized knowledge of server and workstation software environments including Operating systems (Windows, Linux), compilers, drivers, benchmarks, and targeted applications that may be used to validate server and workstation platforms for the following target markets:


  • High Performance Computing (HPL, SPEC, STREAM, OpenMP/MPI)
  • Cloud and datacenter computing
  • Data management and analytics (Spark, Oracle, SAP)
  • Software Defined Storage (IOMeter, IOZone, HDFS, CEPH)
  • Virtualized Desktop Interface (VDI)
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Vertical understanding - Automotive, Oil & Gas, Media & Entertainment, FSI, Retail




The SA in this role will:


  • Provide technical assistance to sales personnel and the end customer in the evaluation, design and development of solution based on AMD’s Data Center and client technologies
  • Perform technical presentations, training and updates for OEM partners and prospects
  • Translate customer business issues and requirements into technical solution opportunities/engagements that best leverage AMD based product offerings
  • Possess a solid understanding of the competitive landscape and clearly articulate the technical differentiation and value proposition associated with AMD
  • Assist with the solution development/architectural design to meet specific customer needs
  • Articulate AMD based technology offerings across multiple verticals
  • Partner with other AMD and vendor subject matter experts to build specific customer solutions
  • Lead technical design sessions; architect and document technical solutions that are aligned with OEM objectives
  • Be a credible subject matter expert to end customer on direct and indirect product capabilities.
  • Install and test solutions in-house, as required, to ensure successful deployments and evaluations
  • Other related duties as assigned



  • Requires knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
    • CPU and server system architecture, Solution sizing,  
    • server benchmarks, GPU computing,
    • server platform enablement, Solution TCO calculation
    • At least 5 years of system architecture and/or platform development experience
  • Must demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to manage complex problems involving multi-disciplined, cross-functional teams
  • Must demonstrate firm understanding of platform development process from concept to production
  • Must be well versed in server software ecosystem in one or more areas including OS/Hypervisors, Compilers, Libraries, debug tools, development tools, workstation SW applications, and validation workloads
  • Good hands on and working knowledge of server hardware ecosystem at the node, rack and datacenter level
  • Hands on experience in the setup and configuration of server systems including software, networking and storage infrastructure
  • Strong knowledge of Linux and Windows based server operating systems is required
  • This position requires an individual with excellent organizational and communication skills with a good balance of hardware, architecture and software expertise.
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate both the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. They must also demonstrate good time management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Must be a team player with excellent collaborative skills and superior written and oral communication skills



  • The preferred candidate should have a combination of relevant academic and professional experience.
  • The minimum qualifications associated with this position are BS or advanced degree with 8+ years of experience. Degree should be technology related bachelor's degree or other technical discipline (e.g. Engineering or Computer Science) or equivalent combination of training and experience.




  •  Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide



Requisition Number: 79701 
Country: Australia State: New South Wales City: Sydney 
Job Function: 
Field Application Engineering/ Field Sup  

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