Sr. Director Hardware / Firmware Engineering - 163903

May 25, 2022
Austin, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

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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.

Sr. Director Hardware / Firmware Engineering - 163903


The role:

As a senior engineering leader, you will advise a team delivering Ryzen and Radeon powered notebook, desktop & workstation system solutions. Develop strategies to maintain and increase advantage; anticipates future consequences and trends in the industry; seek change and innovation, champion new insights and initiatives and translate a vision into a legacy for the future of the organization.


  • Passion to provide leadership and management to a sophisticated engineering organization
  • Develop high-confidence execution plans to meet ambitious customer schedule requirements and maintain a strong customer-centric culture
  • Identify and foster top management relationships with direct customers
  • Manage engineering and governance process for outstanding results
  • Build and develop a diverse, growing team that delivers
  • Attract and retain top engineering leaders


The person:

Outstanding Leader – A high energy leader with strong discernment and inspirational qualities as a mentor, who creates a strong team environment in which people work together enthusiastically and cooperatively to deliver outstanding results. Foster excitement and accountability while also articulating a clear strategic vision persuasively both internally within the company and to external customers and partners.

Technology Orientation – Curious and creative in applying technology for new ideas and new programs, the latest generation platforms, and cutting-edge products.

Interpersonal Skills – Ability to communicate. Demonstrates outstanding integrity - Committed to open, direct and constructive communication that flows in an open, honest, and candid way with peers, reports, and executives.


Key responsibilities:

Draw on your consistent track record delivering sophisticated systems to collaborate closely across the systems engineering development life cycle. Build relationships with key customers, problem solve, and manage expectations from end-to-end. Advise at system for delivery of Client platform solutions.


  • Drive new initiatives to enhance strategy and strengthen competitive edge
  • Schedule, identify, and drive dependencies for multiple, concurrent programs and manage resource gaps
  • Set direction and priorities to achieve program goals
  • Build clarity and rally teams across functions and geographies
  • Engage technical depth and soft skills to read and adapt to people and situations
  • Infuse culture change while developing your team and growing team engagement
  • Hire, develop, mentor and evaluate highly technical engineers
  • Facilitate direct and open communication, diversity of opinion and debate to achieve the best outcomes


Preferred experience:

  • Previous management of a client systems team or architecture team
  • Knowledge of x86 and/or ARM Architecture
  • Technical depth including proficiency with x86 Assembly, C, and C# and experience with relevant codebases and revision management software


Academic credentials:

Minimum Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or another comparable field

MSEE or MBA is preferred



Austin, TX, OR Folsom, CA OR Santa Clara, CA




Requisition Number: 163903 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design

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