Sr. Software Optimization Engineer

Location: Santa Clara, California, 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.

Sr. Software Optimization Engineer


Are you passionate about extracting maximum performance for workloads by tuning configurations and optimizing code? Are you bothered by wasted system resources (compute, memory, IO)? Do you want to set and publish world records for benchmarks? Then you'll fit right in!


The role:

AMD's Datacenter Ecosystems & Application Engineering (DEAE) team is looking for a Software Architect who will work closely with AMD senior software engineers and developers to optimize performance of software solution stacks on AMD EPYC™. This is a hands-on role working with both internal teams and external partners. The candidate will be required, over time, to clearly articulate the technical differentiation and value proposition of AMD’s server product roadmap and apply the differentiation to software stack optimizations.


The Person

The ideal candidate must have a basic understanding of how CPU architectural elements (memory, network, storage) impact overall system performance. This position will also require documenting, via presentations and whitepapers, the results of performance optimizations on various software stacks.


Key Responsibilities

  • Collect and analyze data; characterize application’s runtime to identify performance hotspots

  • Develop mitigation strategies to overcome those hotspots

  • Work with ISVs or open-source maintainers to release these changes


Key Requirements:

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science/Engineering or a related quantitative field.

  • Hands-on experience with a Linux Operating System (RHEL, CentOS, SLES, or Ubuntu preferred)

  • Strong development experience with at least one of the following programming languages: C/C++, Java, Python

  • Hands-on/Lab experience with application level software (database, networking, or storage preferred)

  • Knowledgeable at both software application development level and at the x86 CPU architecture level

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills




Santa Clara, CA or Austin, TX






Requisition Number: 119642 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design
Hiring Manager: Milind Vasant Damle


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