Application Software Optimization Engineer - Weather/Climate, High Performance Computing

Location: Austin, Texas, 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 Weather/ Climate/Hydrology/Oceanography forecasting models and applications. The primary responsibility is porting and optimizing widely used physical earth science numerical models such as WRF, MPAS, NEMO, GridTools, FV3, and ICON for AMD CPU and GPU platforms. 



A computational scientist, physical earth scientist (atmosphere, ocean, land, ice), or engineer with great GPU programming skills and a track record of collaborating with others on applications and libraries widely used in weather (microscale and mesoscale) and climate software. Must be self-motivated and possess the ability to work well within a team environment.





  • Port and optimize weather and climate forecasting applications for AMD CPU and GPU systems
  • Work with performance engineers to tune key computational components of weather and climate software packages for superior performance on AMD hardware
  • Provide domain specific knowledge to other groups at AMD
  • 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 weather prediction concepts, numerical stability and reproducibility, uncertainty quantification, etc.
  • Broad experience creating, adapting, and running models with widely used physical earth science applications with particular focus on weather (microscale and mesoscale) and climate numerical models.
  • Familiarity with installation and setup of various physical earth science applications
  • Extensive experience with Fortran and modern C++
  • Strong performance analysis skills for both CPU and GPU
  • Experience in implementing and optimizing parallel methods on GPU accelerators in distributed memory systems with MPI, CUDA, HIP, OpenMP, etc.
  • Broad experience creating, adapting, and running workloads with widely used HPC applications.
  • Familiarity with installation and setup of various HPC applications
  • 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
  • Strong team development skills including demonstrated expertise with git and Jira
  • Ability to work well in geographically dispersed teams




Austin, TX; Santa Clara, CA



Requisition Number: 117703 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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