Power & Performance Architect / Engineering Lead - 72714

Location: Austin, 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.

Do You Desire More Power?

AMD Client Engineering is looking for Power Performance Technical Lead to own and drive performance per watt optimization for Client Workstation Systems. Working closely with many groups across AMD, you will be responsible for performance attainment for Client Workstations system using our ultra high performance CPU and Graphics products. This technical role works across the entire development flow with technical experts from Process Technology, IP, SoC, PM arch, Firmware (especially SMU), Graphics Driver, O/S, and the feature enablement, optimization, and validation teams. The scope is CPU and Graphics performance per watt feature enablement and overall system performance.


Workstation Performance Technical Lead - 72714



  • Optimize performance/watt attainment for Client CPU products for the Client Workstation market
  • Work with the System Architect to set workload based performance attainment objectives for CPU products
  • Technically interface with all of the functions required to enable and optimize performance and power management for CPU products
  • Develop strong partnerships with program stakeholders across the organization and development partners
  • Direct the unit test, integration, optimization, and validation of all power management features via a core team focused on this scope
  • Feedback improvement areas to the various teams, including the power management architecture, IP, SoC, O/S, FW, and silicon enablement teams
  • Communicate status to executive-level audience
  • Identify risk areas and mitigation plans for this scope
  • Serve as point of escalation for any of the functional teams involved and resolve technical and resource hurdles



  • Extensive industry experience in workstation system development, semiconductor, hardware or firmware development
  • Direct technical experience on CPU power management architecture, features, and implementation
  • Workstation market representative workloads and representative benchmarks
  • Excellent verbal communication and written, presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, leadership, analytical, project planning and management skills.
  • Proven ability to deliver large cross-functional technical deliverables
  • Experience in product development with hardware platforms and their software ecosystem. Specific experience in X86, ARM, GPU solutions preferred.
  • Business savvy; able to think strategically and make intelligent technical vs business trade-off recommendations
  • Experience working in a fast-paced matrixed technical organization and multi-site environment



Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science or Computer or Electrical Engineering preferred with 10 to 15+ years industry experience



Austin, TX



Requisition Number: 72714 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design 


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