Software Performance Engineer- 79727

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.

Software Performance Engineer - 79727


The Role:

Do you love tuning applications to the deepest levels of the hardware?

If so, AMD is looking for a senior software engineer for an exciting, high impact, role in Software Performance Engineering, focusing on using modern CPU capabilities to improve the performance of image and video editing application. You will be a member of a core team of high-talent industry specialists and will work with the very latest hardware and software technology.


The Person:

We will apply your passion for CPU and GPU computer algorithms to work hand-in-hand with our partners using the results to identify areas of concern, develop novel approaches that best take advantage of our architecture to improve performance on AMD platforms. You will have the support of and interact closely with key AMD technical specialists to ensure the best possible performance, X-factors and results.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify and analyze AMD strengths and weaknesses in application performance, identifying performance bottlenecks
  • Use all available tools and/or source code to determine the nature of the identified bottleneck at a low level
  • Examine how different datasets affect performance and work to mitigate identified bottlenecks
  • Work with AMD’s architecture specialists to build solutions and/or suggestions to improve future product performance.
  • Apply a data minded approach to target optimization efforts
  • Research alternative, more efficient ways to accomplish the same work and promote these to ISVs
  • Chip in on performance improvements to OSS projects and identify other applications that would benefit from the improvements
  • Develop technical relationships with your peers at our partner ISV's and stay a head of software and hardware trends and innovations, especially pertaining to algorithms and architecture
  • Be a specialist in the performance characteristics of mainstream CPUs.
  • Some travel will be involved as you visit our partners at their locations as needed for co-engineering efforts and education.


Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge of PC architecture
  • Deep Knowledge of C/C++ programming.
  • Knowledge of interpreted languages such as Javascript, Python, Lua
  • Knowledge of modern concurrent programming
  • Knowledge of x86 assembler language and x86/x64 CPU instructions
  • Knowledge of OpenCL
  • Good communication skill and able to work with partners effectively
  • Knowledge of Computer Graphics, especially Vulkan
  • Knowledge of public domain development process
  • Self-starter, passionate about performance


  • Experience developing image editing applications or plugins
  • Experience developing professional video editing and effects applications or plugins
  • Experience developing highly parallel applications and algorithms


Academic Credentials:

Bachelors or master’s degree in electronics, computer engineering or computer science.



Austin, TX

Santa Clara, CA

Extensive medical and quality of life benefits offered

Full relocation services offered!



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