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CPU Performance Engineer

Company: AMD
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

What You Do At AMD Changes Everything

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.

CPU Workload Performance Engineer

The Role

Do you thrive in finding performance in areas others cannot?

If so, we have a role with AMD's Client CPU performance team where analyze performance and drive next generation CPU core hardware and software optimizations for AMD's notebook and desktop processors. This role will involve performance analysis on internal and competitive hardware platforms and the development of tools and methodologies for workloads analysis and data collection. We are also developing new methodologies to analyze and trace complex real-world workloads.

The Person

We are looking individuals with background in computer architecture and analysis. We expect the successful candidate will have or develop skills related to optimizing CPU cores, driving features in upcoming chip designs, and pre-silicon CPU simulation. Proven data analysis skills around performance features is highly desired for this role

Key Responsibilities
Work with CPU micro-architects and designers to optimize future CPU cores either as a team member or leader
Resolve competitive status and isolate weaknesses in our products for future improvement
Characterize workloads, project workload performance, and help debug performance of new products
Develop and maintain tools for data collection and analysis
Optimize performance of new products prior to launch
Multi-discipline interactions with microprocessor architects and key stakeholders

Preferred Experience
5 - 7 years of prior industry / academic experience
Experience with computer architecture, system simulation, and performance evaluation
Mathematical and statistical modeling
Experience analyzing system bottlenecks and optimizing computing systems for performance
Strong communication skills with the ability to work cross functionally with both internal and external client facing engineering teams that are geographically dispersed.

Academic Credentials

Bachelors, Masters, or PhD degree in Electronics/Computer Engineering or Computer Science with emphasis on computer architecture


Austin, Texas

Full relocation benefits provided!
AMD is a government contractor and subcontractor. As required by Executive Order, our US employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's work location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by December 8, 2021. AMD will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request an exception from this requirement if you have a need for a religious and/or medical accommodation.

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. We consider candidates regardless of 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. Please click here for more information.

Keywords: AMD, Austin , CPU Performance Engineer, Engineering , Austin, Texas

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