AMD looking to increase staff by 10%

By on March 11, 2011, 10:03 AM
AMD wants to hire more than 1,000 tech professionals in the US and Canada, primarily design engineers, software professionals, and IT specialists. Given that the company had 10,400 employees in January 2010, this is an increase of about 10 percent.

"We look for (design engineers) with a very good knowledge of computer architecture, good software skills including C and C++, and specific verification experience and knowledge," Lance Phillips, AMD's Global Talent Acquisition Lead, told Dice. AMD says it maintains a start-up mentality even though it's a large company. "It means candidates and employees who are good fit are those who like to work beyond typical boundaries and beyond a job description," says Phillips. "They have the ability to impact projects and work on interesting things that stretch beyond normal work boundaries."

AMD is also interested in engineers skilled in Linux development, C/C++, Ruby, and Java, primarily for its offices in Sunnyvale, California, and Toronto, Ontario. OpenGL and OpenCL software developers who know C/C++ and graphics are also being sought.

To a lesser degree, AMD's looking for firmware developers who can validate products and in Linux environments using C/C++, Ruby, Java, and x86 assembly and can work in Austin, Texas. On the hardware side, analog design engineers with backgrounds in electrical engineering and specific ClSI and ASIC design skills are needed.

In summary, the company is looking for design and verification engineers at every AMD location including its facilities in California, Texas, Orlando, Boston, and Canada. The hiring spree is due to AMD's plans to move into cloud computing and roll out new hardware and software products.

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ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Good to see AMD hiring. It's a lot more optimistic than firing people.

I've been told that AMD is a good place to work at. It's certainly on my list of potential work places. BTW, just checked now and there are actually jobs in here Israel on the AMD OpenCL team. Hmmm...

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Why do I always make these stupid typos while editing? "in here Israel", yeah right.

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

Judging by the slippage in AMD Stream SDK meeting its published and revised roadmap bullet points and general lack of multi-gpu support, you might find that once you get the job that you are the AMD OCL team.:p

Wendig0 Wendig0, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Hopefully they hire some new web developers, because navigating their site is a pain in the tuckus.

Xero07 said:

hopefully some openings will stay till December, I'd love to work there.

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