Data Architect

  • AMD
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Jun 10, 2024
Full-time Data Architecture Data Integration Data Management Data Modeling Data Security Data Warehousing ETL Python SQL Strategy

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. 

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This role is within a central organization and tasked with designing, establishing, and maintaining the architecture necessary for Client, Graphics, and Semi-Custom teams to efficiently manage and leverage their data resources.


We are looking for a person that possesses a strategic mindset and can envision the long-term data architecture roadmap for various groups within AMD. They should be capable of aligning data solutions with business goals, anticipating future data needs, and designing scalable architectures that support growth and innovation. The individual will also lead and guide a team of data engineers, data scientists, mentor junior members and oversee project planning, resource allocation, time management, and coordinate with stakeholders to ensure that projects are delivered on time, within budget, and according to specifications.


  • Designing and implementing data architectures, including data models, databases, data warehouses, data lakes, and data lakehouses
  • Developing data strategies aligned with business objectives and future growth plans
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to gather data requirements and define data standards and governance policies
  • Evaluating and selecting appropriate technologies and tools for data storage, processing, and analytics
  • Overseeing data integration, ETL processes, and data pipelines to ensure efficient data movement and transformation
  • Ensuring data security, privacy, and compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Monitoring data performance, troubleshooting issues, and optimizing data processes for efficiency and scalability
  • Managing team of 5 – 6 engineers and providing guidance on data architecture best practices and methodologies
  • Evaluating emerging data technologies, tools, and platforms to determine their suitability for addressing the organization's data challenges and requirements


  • At least 10+ years of experience working within semiconductor industry or related high-tech sectors
  • At least 5+ years of experience in data management, database design, data modeling, and data architecture preferably within the semiconductor industry or related high-tech sectors
  • At least 5+ years of experience managing small team of data engineers and developers
  • Experience collaborating with international teams, particularly in China and India.
  • Hands-on experience with a variety of ETL and database/warehousing/integration tools like Snowflake, Databricks, NiFi
  • Proficiency in SQL, Python, C#/Java/Scala
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms such as AWS, Azure, or GCP is highly desirable
  • Experience with Infrastructure-As-Code and CI/CD automation
  • Experience with machine learning concepts, MLOps tools and technologies are beneficial
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with semi-conductor engineers, data scientists, and business stakeholders


  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Computer Science or Engineering 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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