Server / Performance Engineer - 108261

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.

Server Performance Engineer


The Role:

AMD server team is looking for a Linux or Microsoft Windows performance engineer to help optimize the power and performance of our new EPYC server line.  Our EPYC architecture is a game changer for both client and server platforms.  This candidate will be part of a fast-growing team developing new core competencies for the AMD server group.


The Person:

We are looking for someone with a deep background in Linux or Microsoft Windows operating systems in a server environment. Candidate must be a fast learner and have a passion for teaching others.


Key Responsibilities

  • Help AMD platforms get the best performance possible in a Linux or Windows environment.
  • Develop the overall team understanding of Linux or Windows including tools and techniques required to measure and analyze performance.
  • Work closely with the Linux or Microsoft operating system team to uncover new techniques for accelerating server-based applications
  • Research trade-offs for our server architecture, especially as related to the memory hierarchy, storage systems, scheduling, and I/O devices
  • Work closely with AMD silicon designers to identify architectural changes / optimizations necessary to get extreme performance from Linux or Microsoft Windows operating systems.
  • Drive changes to memory, storage systems, I/O systems, file systems and operating system scheduling that improve power or performance.



  • Strong understanding of CPU and computer system architecture
  • Working knowledge of PCIe subsystem
  • Hands-on experience tuning the Linux or Windows operating systems
  • Experience with datacenter infrastructure (Virtualization, Containers, etc.)
  • Solid understand of Linux or Windows performance analysis tools and methods
  • Solid coding and scripting skills
  • Must be highly motivated with a strong desire to learn
  • Track record of innovation and creativity in problem solving


Preferred Experience

  • Hands-on experience tuning Linux or Windows server operating systems for a data center environment
  • Knowledge of DPDK and GPU as accelerator
  • Understanding of IO subsystem architecture is strongly preferred
  • Experience using a range of data science methodologies to conduct benchmarking and performance analysis.
  • Experience tuning and optimizing virtualized environments
  • Working knowledge of data center tiers and the server system trade-offs involved is beneficial
  • Performance testing automation experience


Academic Credentials

  • BS or MS (MS preferred) in computer architecture, computer science, computer engineering or related field.
  • 5+ years’ experience in system architecture and performance analysis



  • Austin, TX



Requisition Number: 108261 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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