Data Center and Systems Emerging Workloads Expert

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Data Center and Systems Emerging Workloads Expert



AMD is searching for an expert emerging workloads engineering talent to set and drive long term competitive advantage/lead for AMDs Data Center and Embedded Systems Group (DESG) across a wide spectrum of market segments (MDC, HPC, Enterprise).  This individual will join a team of seasoned system engineers spanning hardware and software, from node level to rack level design, from BIOS and security to cloud native cloud computing, from memory technologies to high performance fabrics, from 5G to Automotive to Server/Storage, Cloud and more.  The DESG Architecture and Strategy team goal is to drive our technical strategy to inform and influence AMD’s Enterprise products, optimized for the vision of the future, via collaboration with internal stakeholders, customers, end users, and strategic partners.




Ideal candidates will have good understanding of emerging workloads, optimizations, mapping, and modeling across all areas of servers, storage, networking, edge, and Telco. Candidates should be able to map workloads to CPU/GPU/APU/DPU/FPGA technologies, micro-architectures, and system level components. Candidates should be able to drive long term sustainable workloads performance advantage for AMD systems. Create better-together workload solutions and feature set story across various AMD technologies and product lines (EPYC, Pensando, Xilinx). Lead architecture, feature set, and system design of future AMD competitive solutions through quantitative evaluation for emerging workloads, through analysis, modeling, mapping, performance, and optimizations. Collaboration with various teams on evaluation, testing, simulations, measurements would be critical to drive AMD strategy. Ability to simulate/emulate emerging workloads on test hardware across competitive systems and components. Ability to recommend and extent workload performance driven feature set strategy across the entire HW and SW stack.


  • Ability to develop and drive emerging workloads based competitive moat across diverse hardware and software components and stacks for AMD portfolio.
  • Create an emerging workload vision for AMD.
  • Ability to model, map, and optimize workloads to micro-architectures, components, and systems.
  • Ability to create a better together strategy with diverse AMD products.
  • Hands on ability to drive and develop testing, modeling, and optimizations.
  • Exceptional workload modeling and mapping-to-architecture skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills to address multiple internal and external stakeholders.
  • Skilled in analyzing tradeoffs and making analytical, fact-based recommendations that have substantial technical impacts.
  • Ability to guide product definition using credible quantitative performance data insights developed by testing simulated/emulated models and interacting with CPU/GPU/APU/DPU/FPGA designers, end customers, ISVs/IHVs, and strategic partners.
  • Ability to build relationships with internal and external teams. Ability to work with strategic customers and partners to ensure that AMD enterprise and embedded products are built for performance to match the evolving needs of the market.
  • Collaboration skills to engage a team of engineering, product management and business development professionals to achieve outstanding results.



  • Independently develop and drive "workload moat" strategy performance modeling, optimizations accross HW/SW architectures.
  • Create telemetry, profiling data in order to drive long term workload advantage for AMD solutions versus competitive systems.
  • Processor(s), memory tier, IO, storage, network analysis for emerging workloads.
  • Generate performance models and recommend feature set(s) for acceleration.
  • Performance models for the evaluation of Perf, Perf/$$, Perf/Watt, Perf/Core, IPC, bit/data rates, and throughput.
  • Run profiling tools on system and components to generate competitive data on diverse platforms.
  • Objectively evaluate competitive CPU/GPU/DPU/APU/FPGA systems for various workloads, applications, and benchmarks.
  • Partner with performance, SW development and testing, design/development, and product management teams in providing a unified and clear platform / system level workloads strategy that influences and drives AMDs future product/feature roadmap.
  • Work closely with our architects, performance gurus, software gurus, and strategists to ensure coordinated and cooperative strategies with our Enterprise plans.
  • Drive reference and competitive platform workload analysis.
  • Drive workload and application-level test models internally and with industry partners / ecosystem.
  • Work with OEMs, end customers, ISV/IHV partners to drive workload performance model testing and develop cohort internal plans that facilitate joint evaluation and development methodologies.



  • Desired candidates will have experience in most of the areas below:
    • Deep understanding of emerging workloads.
    • Deep understanding of performance, perf/W, modeling, and software design.
    • Deep understanding of x86, ARM, Power, and other computer architectures.
    • Experience with CPUs, GPUS, DPUs, ASICs, and FPGA emulation.
    • Thorough experience with rudimentary benchmarks, workloads, test software, and applications used in servers, storage, networking, edge, telco, and other areas.
    • Experience with a majority of the following technologies: Xeon, EPYC, eMAG, V/N/E ARM series, CXL, DDR, Gen-Z, UPI, Ethernet, AMBA AXI, APB, PCIe, SATA, ISA, LPC, VME, VXI, PXI, CSI, HyperTransport, Infiniband, I2C, SMBus, DDR
    • Experience with C/C++, SpecC, Java, Python, Erwin, VHDL, TLM, SPICE, Cosyma, MMM (Metropolis Metamodel) language, SystemC, TCL, Bash, and Typhoon HIL.



  • BS/MS/PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering or Computer Science and 10+ years of applicable experience



Team based out of Austin, Texas.



Requisition Number: 164403 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design

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