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Lead Software Performance Engineer - 96303

Company: AMD
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: January 10, 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.

Lead Software Performance Engineer - 96303

The Role

Do you love tuning code to extract every last bit of performance?

If so, AMD is looking for a senior software engineer for a high impact role in Software Performance Engineering passionate about improving the performance of key applications and benchmarks . You will be a member of a core team of high-talent industry specialists and will work with the very latest hardware and software technology.

Come join our world class client engineering team providing rapid career growth advancement, and access to cutting edge client technologies, through its year over year record-breaking market share, product performance and revenue gains!

The Person

You will apply your passion for performance and work hand-in-hand with our partners to identify areas of concern, develop novel approaches, and bring to bear insider knowledge about our architecture to improve performance on AMD platforms. You will have the support of and interact closely with key AMD technical specialists to ensure the best possible performance, X-factors and results.

Key Responsibilities
Identify and analyze AMD strengths and weaknesses in application performance, identifying performance bottlenecks
Use all available tools and/or source code to determine the nature of the identified bottleneck
Design solutions or workarounds to mitigate identified bottlenecks
Work with AMD's architecture specialists to improve future products
Apply a data minded approach to target optimization efforts
Research alternative, more efficient ways to accomplish the same work and promote these to ISVs
Contribute performance improvements to OSS projects and identify other applications that may benefit
Develop technical relationships with your peers at our partner ISVs
Stay informed of software and hardware trends and innovations, especially pertaining to algorithms and architecture
Be a specialist in the performance characteristics of mainstream CPUs
Some travel may be involved as you visit our partners at their locations as needed for co-engineering efforts and education

Preferred Experience
Experience identifying these performance bottlenecks on any platform
Deep Knowledge of C/C++ programming
Experience using CPU profilers such as vTune, WPA, MSVS Performance Profiler
Knowledge of SIMD instructions such as SSE, AVX, NEON
Understanding of modern concurrent programming and threading APIs
Knowledge of CPU architecture
Familiarity with modern source version control such as Git, Mercurial
Excellent communication skills and able to work with partners optimally
Self-starter, passionate about performance

Bonus
Experience developing highly parallel applications and algorithms
Experience with power/performance tuning
Knowledge of modern compiler toolchains and optimizations
Knowledge of x86/x64 assembly language and special instructions
Knowledge of interpreted languages such as Python, Javascript
Familiarity with both Windows and Linux environments

Academic Credentials

At least a BS/MS in computer science, computer engineering or a related field.

Location:

Remote role or Santa Clara, CA or Austin, TX (The team has always worked remote)

AMD has top tier benefits with a focus on Work life balance
AMD employees who will be working onsite at an AMD US facility, are encouraged to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon their start date. This is for the safety of our employees, and to permit AMD to be prepared in the event the stay on Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors is lifted. AMD is not requiring exemption / accommodation submittals at this time.

Requisition Number: 96303

Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara

Job Function: Design

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, Santa Clara , Lead Software Performance Engineer - 96303, IT / Software / Systems , Santa Clara, California

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