System Performance 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.

System Performance Lead


  • Technical, hands-on individual responsible for Datacenter GPU and Accelerated Processing product line's performance attainment , will be primarily responsible for interfacing with silicon design, firmware, and platform design groups to develop pre-Silicon emulation and post-Silicon performance validation test plans. Must be self-organizing and able to multitask based on priorities.



  • Develop and execute performance feature enablement and validation test plans for SoC- and system-level SoC features
  • Triage application performance issues and work with software, driver, firmware, hardware teams for root cause 
  • Develop post-silicon perf validation plans for testing soc, system features of ML/HPC accelerators 
  • Co-relate and validate pre-silicon (analytical, cycle accurate) projection models 
  • Work with design teams to improve performance monitoring unit architecture
  • Manage the performance swimlane deliverables, schedules and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams in developing effective performance validation tools
  • Focus on continuous improvement of performance test strategy, methodology, and process
  • Mentor junior engineers 



  • 10+ years of experience in performance attainment of high performance CPU/GPU 
  • Experience with CPU/GPU micro-architecture, system architecture   
  • Understanding of modern GPU architecture is highly desired
  • Expertise in developing performance validation test plans and methodologies
  • Participated in silicon bring up and debug, support to internal engineering teams
  • Able to execute and drive success of programs with multiple projects on the go
  • Familiarity with programming / scripting language (C/C++, Python, Perl, ...)
  • Triage an application level performance issue to a specific area 
  • Must be a self-starting team player with excellent communication skills
  • Thought leader that drives improvement to development process, code architecture and fosters a spirit of innovation



  • Workload development(Micro-Benchmarks)  experience is a big plus
  • Knowledge of perf monitoring tools (rocprof, uProf, linux perf, Vtune) is a plus 
  • Knowledge on PCIe protocol. CXL protocol is a plus



  • Masters’ degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Electronics



Austin, Texas, USA

Markham, Ontario, Canada



Requisition Number: 158541 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design  

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