Manager, Performance Engineer - 119421

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.


Manager, Performance Engineering


The Role:

AMD’s Server Performance Optimization team is looking for a hands-on engineering manager to help us manage our growth as we take the market by storm. Candidate will help by managing both people and projects.  Their primary goal is to create, lead, and grow a talented team of engineers optimizing system workloads across multiple areas of the following areas:


  1. Core Performance
  2. Memory performance
  3. Ethernet performance
  4. Storage performance
  5. Compute efficiency


The Person:

Are you an accomplished manager who enjoys solving challenging problems?  Do you have a knack for coaching and mentoring team members? Are you hands-on and capable of digging in with the engineers when needed? If so, we may have a position for you.



This position is primarily focused on growing the next generation of leaders. Candidate will be expected to understand the corporate value of the team and help map this to team member strengths and potential. Candidate will be expected to have regular 1:1s with team members and become advocates for helping the members thrive at AMD.


Ideal candidate will be well versed in system optimization and workload characterization. Candidate must be comfortable setting up, running, and analyzing the performance of system workloads.  They must have a strong understanding of computer architecture and be capable of translating that knowledge into analyzing and optimizing performance. Potential improvements could be in the platform configuration, the operating system, the compiler, the BIOS, firmware, or processor architecture. Candidate must be capable of studying and understanding complex systems including hardware and software interactions. 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong mentoring and coaching skills
  • Proven experience managing and leading engineering teams
  • Prior experience in optimizing performance (client, server, system, or embedded)
  • Strong system and software engineering background ranging from application level to BIOS and below
  • Strong communications skills. Able to summarize complex problems for executive as well as drill down to details with architects and engineers
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills including the ability to analyze current behavior, identify potential areas for improvement and design of experiments
  • Comfortable setting up servers, changing hardware and installing server SW
  • Must be a self-starter and self-motivated.
  • Previous experience with system and software performance debug tools
  • Strong systems level debug including networking, storage, compute, clusters, etc.
  • Experience developing and optimizing software for various silicon architectures.
  • Requires a minimum of 4 years managing technical teams and 7 years in a technical role


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of modern micro-architectures
  • Prior experience optimizing workloads for a NUMA environment
  • Prior experience creating micro-benchmarks and system level workloads
  • Experience in cloud environments
  • Experience developing and /or running industry standard benchmarks


 Academic Credentials:

  • BS or MS (MS preferred) in computer architecture, computer science, computer engineering or related field.



  • Austin, US



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: 119421 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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