Software Development Data Engineer

  • AMD
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Jun 10, 2024
Full-time AWS Data Engineering Data Management Hadoop Kafka Python Scala Software Development Spark SQL

Job Description

We care deeply about transforming lives with AMD technology to enrich our industry, our communities, and the world. Our mission is to build great products that accelerate next-generation computing experiences – the building blocks for the data center, artificial intelligence, PCs, gaming and embedded. Underpinning our mission is the AMD culture. We push the limits of innovation to solve the world’s most important challenges. We strive for execution excellence while being direct, humble, collaborative, and inclusive of diverse perspectives. 

AMD together we advance_


AMD is looking for a specialized Software Development Data Engineer who is passionate about improving the performance of key applications and benchmarks. You will be a member of a core team of incredibly talented industry specialists and will work with the very latest hardware and software technology.  


The ideal candidate should be passionate about software engineering and possess leadership skills to drive sophisticated issues to resolution. Able to communicate effectively and work optimally with different teams across AMD.  


  • Design, construct, and maintain scalable data management systems.
  • Collaborate with AI/ML engineers and data scientists on data-related technical issues and infrastructure needs.
  • Develop algorithms, predictive models, and data processing prototypes.
  • Implement data set processes for data modeling, mining, and production.
  • Identify and integrate new data tools and technologies for AI and ML model training pipelines.
  • Automate manual processes, optimize data delivery, and redesign infrastructure for scalability.
  • Ensure compliance with data governance and security standards.
  • Develop and maintain data warehouse and data lake architecture.


As a Data Scientist at AMD, you will be at the forefront of AI innovation, collaborating with interdisciplinary teams to drive the development and implementation of cutting-edge AI solutions, including projects in areas such as Generative AI (Gen AI) and data-driven insights. Leveraging your expertise in data analysis, modeling, and research, you will uncover valuable insights within extensive datasets and use predictive modeling to optimize business outcomes. Your ability to communicate complex concepts and collaborate effectively with stakeholders will be crucial in seamlessly integrating AI solutions to drive product and process optimization, ultimately contributing to the achievement of tangible business results.

  • Proficiency in SQL, Python, or Scala.
  • Experience with big data tools (Hadoop, Spark, Kafka).
  • Knowledge of relational SQL and NoSQL databases (Postgres, Cassandra).
  • Familiarity with data pipeline and workflow management tools (Azkaban, Luigi, Talend, Airflow).
  • Experience with AWS cloud services (EC2, EMR, RDS, Redshift).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork abilities.
  • Understanding of machine learning algorithms and AI principles.
  • Experience with stream-processing systems (Storm, Spark-Streaming).
  • Knowledge of DevOps, containerization (Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Data visualization tools and techniques.
  • Basic project management skills


  • Undergrad degree required. Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent preferred



At AMD, your base pay is one part of your total rewards package.  Your base pay will depend on where your skills, qualifications, experience, and location fit into the hiring range for the position. You may be eligible for incentives based upon your role such as either an annual bonus or sales incentive. Many AMD employees have the opportunity to own shares of AMD stock, as well as a discount when purchasing AMD stock if voluntarily participating in AMD’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You’ll also be eligible for competitive benefits described in more detail here.


AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity, inclusive employers and will consider all applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third-party affiliation, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.   We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective laws throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

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