Software Development Engineer, High Performance Computing - 79148

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.

Software Development Engineer, High Performance Computing


Would you like to be part of a world class team enabling applications for the world’s most powerful Exascale computer? AMD is searching for talented and highly motivated computational scientists to join our team of developers preparing applications for the El Capitan supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

This position is the AMD CORAL2 Center of Excellence (COE) onsite engineer at LLNL. The primary responsibility is working directly with lab personnel to optimize scientific computing applications for AMD CPU and GPU platforms. A successful candidate must be eligible for and will be required to obtain a US Department of Energy Q level access authorization.


  • Develop, port, and optimize high-performance computing software and applications for use on AMD hardware
  • Work with other members of the COE team to collaboratively solve issues
  • Represent AMD to the customer and other third parties, and act as the customer advocate when presenting to AMD audiences
  • Engage with AMD product groups to drive resolution of customer issues
  • Develop and present training materials to internal audiences, at customer venues, and at industry conferences


  • Extensive experience in implementing and optimizing parallel methods on GPU accelerators in distributed memory systems with MPI, CUDA, HIP, OpenMP, and OpenCL
  • Extensive experience developing and using scientific computing software applications
  • “Ninja” level programming skills, especially in C/C++ and Fortran
  • Experience with analysis and solution of numerical problems typically found in scientific computing 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, Jira, and LaTeX
  • A proven track record of producing and presenting industry conference presentations
  • Experience working with open source projects
  • Ability to work well in geographically dispersed teams




  • Excellent customer support skills
  • Experience developing and running applications on medium to large clusters


  • PhD in Computer Science, Computational Physics, Engineering, or related subjects
  • At least three years of relevant industry experience


Livermore, CA (Santa Clara, CA)





Requisition Number: 79148 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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