Application Software Optimization Engineer - Computational Fluid Dynamics, HPC - 118481

Location: Santa Clara, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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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.


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.


This position is for an application optimization engineer specializing in computational fluid dynamics applications.  The primary responsibility is optimizing widely used scientific applications used for predicting fluid flow behavior for AMD CPU and GPU platforms. 



A computational scientist or engineer with great GPU programming skills and a track record of collaborating with others on applications and libraries widely used in computational fluid dynamics software. Must be self-motivated and possess the ability to work well within a team environment.



  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Physics or Mathematics, or related subjects, or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of relevant industry experience



  • Port, optimize and tune computational fluid dynamics applications for superior performance on AMD CPU and GPU systems
  • 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



  • In depth knowledge of numerical methods commonly used in the design and development of computational fluid dynamics software applications such as finite volume, finite differences, finite elements, etc.
  • Deep understanding of computational aspects of fluid dynamics applications, including domain decomposition, halo exchanges, load balancing, etc.
  • Broad experience creating, adapting, and running models with widely used fluid dynamics applications
  • Experience with numerical modeling and analysis of PDEs typically found in scientific computing applications
  • Extensive experience with at least one programming language - modern C++, Fortran, Python, etc.
  • Experience in implementing and optimizing parallel methods on heterogenous systems with GPU accelerators using MPI, CUDA, HIP, OpenMP, etc.
  • Familiarity with installation and setup of various fluid dynamics applications
  • Expertise 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
  • Strong performance analysis skills for both CPU and GPU
  • Strong team development skills including demonstrated expertise with git and Jira
  • Experience working with open-source projects
  • Ability to work well in geographically dispersed teams




Austin, TX; Santa Clara, CA



Requisition Number: 118481 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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