Performance Engineering Lead

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.

Performance Engineering Lead


As Performance Engineering Lead, you will ensure the success of multiple programs by crafting a scalable and innovative environment for our engineers to deliver spectacular products. Your people leadership and program management skills will help provide a tactical structure across your staff, your ability to work across teams and bring their differing goals together will enable outstanding collaboration, and your technical insight into performance measurement, analysis, and tools will allow you to drive innovation into our products and processes.

This role requires an unusual mix of technical breadth, problem solving, and soft skills. It’s not for the overly introverted but instead for the adventurous engineering leader who appreciates having a high-visibility role and making an impact. Each week brings new challenges; your ability to address problems and to encourage others to tackle problems matters to the whole organization as well as to the industry.

Our work encompasses the breadth and depth of Client CPU and GPU technologies, and our team will provide a challenging and encouraging environment for your career growth and to fuel your opportunity to help us engineer the Best Possible Product – and in so doing, Delight Our Customers.

Key responsibilities:

  • Own the Client System Performance Engineering Team, including staffing & assignments, across multiple programs
  • Author and implement scalable strategies, processes, and tactics to drive performance optimization in product-specific systems; identify risks & build mitigation plans.
  • Engage with multi-functional leadership & teams to integrate your and your team’s analyses with other project work streams; collaborate with your peers and others to drive standard methodologies
  • Engage with Customer Engineering and customers on optimization opportunities; promptly resolve issues
  • Support multi-functional and sophisticated technical teams with targeted ad-hoc analyses through hands-on testing


  • Direct technical experience on system performance analysis and micro-architectural performance management.
  • Proven leadership to grow self, staff, and team capability and capacity
  • Validated interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and project planning & execution skills
  • Speak SW not just HW - understand issues & impacts at the System level
  • Independently organized, self-motivated, and data-driven


  • Experience with x86 architecture and familiarity with hands-on system setup & testing.
  • Excellent verbal communication and written, presentation skills.
  • Consistent track record to deliver large, multi-functional technical work for self and team
  • Experience working in a fast-paced matrixed technical organization and multi-site environment


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering preferred, with minimum 5 to 7+ years validated experience


  • Austin, Texas

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and will consider all applicants without regard to race, marital status, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE/MFDV



Requisition Number: 118463 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. We consider candidates regardless of age, ancestry, color, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third party affiliation, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status. Please click here for more information.

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