CLIENT COMPUTING PERFORMANCE ENGINEER - 76327

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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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.
 

CLIENT COMPUTING PERFORMANCE ENGINEER – 76327

 

The Role:

  • Support product management, product marketing, sales and PR by testing, analyzing and documenting 3D performance and other key features of CPU and CPU’s with integrated GPU product combinations.
  • Measure and report on the performance of the entire AMD consumer product line, plus relevant competitors, using industry standard benchmarks, 3D games, and other relevant tests.
  • Measure, analyze and track the performance changes that arise in each display driver revision. Characterize performance changes in terms of which products are most strongly affected, which resolutions, which framebuffer sizes, and similar.
  • Measure the performance, features and quality of upcoming gaming PC solutions, comparing them to existing and competitor products. Use games, synthetic benchmarks, diagnostic tests and utilities as appropriate. Analyze results and report strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Analyze new competitor products in a similar fashion.
  • Monitor and report on trends in review techniques (titles used, resolutions, image quality settings, etc.). Track release schedules for new games and benchmarks. Incorporate new titles into the test flow in a timely manner.
  • Analyze new test applications and games for system and graphics sensitivities. Prepare and present reports that highlight the performance of key AMD and competitor products in these new titles.
  • Write scripts and related tools to build command lines and configuration files that automate performance testing. Generate code that launches test applications at various settings, traps error conditions and takes remedial actions, parses result files, installs helper apps, etc.

 

The Person:

  • Proven ability to thrive in a face paced environment with the ability to self-motivate and self-educate when the challenges present situations where it would be needed.
  • You would need to thrive and communicate effectively while interacting at an executive level given you will be creating the demos and potentially traveling to support executives as they present said demos to AMD’s clients.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage data from data warehouse
  • Participate in product planning discussions
  • Operate closely with cross-functional teams and maintain clear communications with management
  • Prioritize and manage a heavy and dynamic set of tasks and responsibilities
  • Author detailed and clearly written reports that are to be reviewed by legal teams and used by Sales and Marketing teams
  • Follow tech trends and understand impacts to AMD business
  • Maintain and update internal lab automation infrastructure(s)
  • Write code to automate customer use cases in a Windows environment
  • Prepare & review engineering test plans
  • Build, dismantle, and test competitive PC products
  • Scope, manage, and execute assigned projects

 

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with C#, C++, Python, XML, Ruby, Java HTML, Excel, databases would be an asset
  • Online data warehouse experience (Azure, AWS or Snowflake)
  • Experienced in application programming and automation scripting
  • Strong knowledge of computer graphics and video technology
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Action oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with PC assembly and hardware upgrades
  • Experience installing and configuring Microsoft operating systems and applications
  • Experience with professional-class audio/video equipment, including projector systems and video switches is an asset
  • Familiarity with semiconductor and PC industry standards
  • Ability to multitask effectively in a fast-paced environment

 

Academic Credentials:

  • University Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a similar related discipline is strongly preferred.
  • Marketing, Business Administration, Commerce and similar Degree Programs that include a rigorous Information Systems, Information Technology or Computer Science component may also be considered.

 

Location:

  • Austin, Texas

 

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