Application Software Optimization Engineer, High Performance Computing

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

Apply now

Apply for Job

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.

Application Software Optimization Engineer, High Performance Computing



Would you like to be part of a world class team enabling applications for high performance computing? AMD is searching for talented and highly motivated computational scientists/engineers to join our team of developers preparing applications for supercomputing platforms across industry, academia, and national laboratories.



A computational scientist or engineer with strong GPU programming skills and a demonstrated track record of improving performance for applications and libraries widely used by the scientific computing community.  Must be self-motivated and possess the ability to work well within a team environment.



  • Develop, port, and optimize high-performance computing software and applications for use on AMD hardware
  • Collaborate and provide domain specific knowledge to other groups at AMD
  • Represent AMD to customers and other third parties
  • Engage with AMD product groups to drive resolution of application and customer issues
  • Develop and present training materials to internal audiences, at customer venues, and at industry conferences



  • HPC Programming skills, especially in C/C++ and Fortran
  • Strong performance analysis skills for both CPU and GPU, including experience with assembly level programming
  • Experience in implementing and optimizing parallel methods on GPU accelerators in distributed memory systems with MPI, CUDA, HIP, OpenMP, etc.
  • Experience with analysis and solution of numerical problems typically found in scientific computing applications
  • Familiarity with installation and setup of various HPC applications
  • Broad experience creating, adapting, and running workloads with widely used HPC applications.
  • Exposure to Machine Learning techniques is highly desirable.
  • Experience with build system tools including Make, CMake, autoconf, and autotools
  • In-depth knowledge of software development practices including debug, test, revision control, documentation, and bug tracking
  • Experience developing and running applications on medium to large clusters
  • Strong team development skills including expertise with git and Jira or similar tools
  • Experience working with open source projects
  • Ability to work well in geographically dispersed teams






Austin, TX; Santa Clara, CA




Requisition Number: 150261 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design

Benefits offered are described here.

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.

Apply now

Apply for Job

Share this Job