Director, Server System Validation Engineering - 160621

May 22, 2022
Austin, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

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Director, Server System Validation Engineering


This team is a key gatekeeper for quality of our server products with a specific emphasis on using hundreds of servers to validate the full functionality of our server products.   The team works as an integral part of our design, product engineering, platform SW, and HW teams to ensure we launch products with highest quality standards on time as committed to our customers. They develop and execute system validation test plans to ensure functional correctness and electrical robustness of all CPU features partnering closely with the centralized IP/domain, electrical, and performance validation teams.  The validation team must engage from the beginning (to ensure all elements of post-silicon validation readiness and smooth customer solution integration) and stay engaged through post-launch (as our customers continue to expand their offerings based on our products).



  • The leader must collaborate well with cross-company development, manufacturing, and business leads to deliver high quality products at competitive costs and schedule.
  • He/she is the lead server technical leader driving the strategy and execution of validation on our cluster of servers to find and solve at-scale functional and electrical issues ahead of product launch.    
  • Sound and rapid decision-making skills, ability to handle ambiguity, and consistent visible leadership during customer issues is a must.
  • The leader will be the primary voice of quality from validation organization for the associated full server product family.



  • Executive level communications on status, problem resolutions, and decisions required is of utmost importance given the fast paced environment.
  • Individual will partner closely with our At Scale Validation capabilities team and IP/Domain Validation execution teams (as well as all other product development and business peers) and must be able to lead engineers as One AMD.
  • A knowledge on server CPU SoC microarchitecture and system architecture w/ understanding of post- and pre-silicon flows .. will have responsibilities in both.
  • Hands-on work on a variety of different technical items especially related to generating the required stress through concurrent system traffic via off-the-shelf stressware and synthetic hw/sw environments.   These technical items will also vary in complexity end success requires growing and empowering a very strong, global, and diverse team of AMD server engineers.
  • Part of the responsibility is to coordinate with central power/performance and customer (co) teams.
  • The role will involve high level visibility of the most senior leaders inside and outside of the company.



  • BSEE; MSEE preferred



  • Austin, TX



Requisition Number: 160621 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design

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