Sr. Power and Performance Engineer

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.

Sr. Power and Performance Engineer



As part of the Client Power and Performance Customer Attainment Team, we provide performance, power and battery life engineering expertise on AMD mobile and desktop customer platforms. The core purpose of the team is to deliver high-quality power assessments of our products/platforms in Client Systems Engineering. We are responsible for ensuring AMD OEM customers can attain an optimized experience on their platforms as compared to AMD internal reference designs.

The person:

  • Experience with Product Development: Pre-production System Performance, Power/battery life characterization and optimization

  • Marketing: AMD product definition/power-performance trade-offs

  • Customer: Root-cause resolution of customer performance and battery life issues

  • Thrives in a high visibility role with the opportunity for rapid career advancement

Key responsibilities:

  • Analyzing interactions between various power management features and optimizing their configurations for PnP

  • Develop and maintain scripts used for PnP analysis

  • Work along with Power, Platform, and SOC Architects to improve PnP models used for future programs

  • Executing PnP/battery-life measurements and analysis with various software and hardwre configurations

  • Setting up systems and performance/power measurement equipment for automated test framework

  • Proactively driving continuous improvement for post-silicon performance and power optimization on customer development platforms

Preferred experience:

  • Good understanding of computer architecture

  • Understanding of board layout and schematics

  • PC/Hardware Design in some form at circuit board to production

  • Solid understanding of Windows OS, Chrome OS, and/or Microsoft products preferred

  • Must be involved in the PnP optimization and share past scenarios

  • Power/thermal management experience is an asset

  • Experience working in a lab environment, including use of oscilloscopes, multimeters, soldering iron

  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills and pronounced attention to details

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel

  • Must be a self-starter, and able to independently drive tasks to completion

  • Experience communicating technical material both internally and with external customers

Academic credentials:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or a related field plus 5 years of proven experience.


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.


Austin, TX



Requisition Number: 139247 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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