Interconnect Power Efficiency Engineer (117727)

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.

Interconnect Power Efficiency Engineer

The Role:

As a member of the Infinity Fabric Architecture and RTL team, you will help build a power efficient high performance coherent interconnect that provides connectivity between CPUs, GPUs and special purpose accelerators. Every product that AMD sells has its own custom-designed Infinity Data Fabric. This role gives an engineer the opportunity to work on a broad array of products that address a variety of markets, including traditional enterprise servers, HPC, client desktop and laptop PCs, machine intelligence, graphics, console gaming, embedded, and customer-specific applications. It is a challenging position that involves working at a fast pace of innovation on the cutting edge of technology. Come join us!

The Person:

We are seeking an experienced microarchitecture power modeling and analysis engineer. A highly motivated engineer with strong collaboration and communication skills who is looking to grow and expand their experience in Interconnect design and power optimization techniques.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work within the Infinity Fabric team to drive power reduction including estimation, analysis, and optimization, flow setup, and methodology improvements.
  • Collaborate with fabric architects and designers, define use cases, identify and prototype power and perf-per-watt optimizations.
  • Develop power models, write scripts, analyze data, and evaluate tradeoffs against project goals.
  • Define power patterns and correlate with use cases.
  • Run power flow to generate enough data, for power analysis and power modeling correlation.
  • Develop power modeling methodologies, and improve it for better accuracy.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in ASIC power and low-power design techniques; 3-5 years of experience preferred.
  • Strong expertise in model building and data analysis
  • Experience in power analysis and optimization tools (e.g. PTPX, Power Artist, etc.)
  • Experience in RTL design and synthesis.
  • Knowledge in CPU, GPU, Interconnect/NOC architectures is a plus.
  • Scripting language, e.g. Perl, Python, tcl, etc.
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills, well organized, and self-driven.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Academic Credentials:

BS Major in EE, CS or related; Advanced degree preferred.


Austin, TX


​​​​​​​AMD is a government contractor and subcontractor. As required by Executive Order, our US employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s work location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by December 8, 2021. AMD will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request an exception from this requirement if you have a need for a religious and/or medical accommodation.



Requisition Number: 117727 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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