System Power & Performance Engineer - 76634

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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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 Power & Performance Engineer – 76634



As part of the Power and Performance Optimization group, the Client Power Optimization team provides power and battery life engineering expertise on AMD mobile and desktop platforms. The core purpose of the team is to deliver high-quality power assessments of our products/platforms in Client Computing.



  • Experience with Product Development: Pre-production System Power/battery life characterization and optimization
  • Marketing: AMD product definition/power-performance trade-offs
  • Customer: Root-cause resolution of customer battery life issues
  • Thrives in a high visibility role with the opportunity for rapid career advancement



  • Analyzing interactions between various power management features and optimizing their configurations for power and performance
  • Develop and maintain scripts used for power analysis
  • Work along with Power, Platform, and SOC Architects to improve power models used for future programs
  • Executing power characterization plans for power management features
  • Setting up systems and power measurement equipment for automated test framework
  • Proactively driving continuous improvement for post-silicon power characterization related procedure



  • Good understanding of computer architecture
  • Good understanding of board layout and schematic
  • PC/Hardware Design in some form at circuit board to production
  • Working knowledge of Windows OS, Chrome OS, and/or Microsoft products preferred
  • Must be involved in the power performance 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



  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or a related field plus 10 years of industry experience.



Austin, TX

(Full Relocation Offered)



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