Systems Performance Engineer- 127682

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.

Systems Performance Engineer- 127682



As a Performance Engineer in our Client Systems Power and Performance Engineering team, you will ensure our solutions deliver the Best Possible Product. Your systems engineering expertise will drive the enablement of opportunity and the timely resolution of issues, your ability to work across the org will ensure full engagement with design & other teams, and your program management skills will help provide a tactical execution structure. Your curiosity will drive your learning and innovation to improve how we as a group, and an organization, can get better every day, and your peers will provide you an ambitious and supportive environment for your career growth, fueling your opportunity to be a part of Delighting Our Customers.

This role is not for the overly introverted but instead for the adventurous engineer who appreciates having a high-visibility role and making an impact. Each week brings new challenges and opportunities; your ability to tackle problems and work with others to drill into these problems matters to the whole organization as well as to the industry.

We at AMD are Gamers and Performance Enthusiasts at heart, so if you like Acute Performance and seeing your hard work provide direct benefits to our customers’ Gaming experience, you would love our team.



  • Drive targeted performance/watt characterization, analysis, & attainment for Client products with continuous test, debug, analysis, & defect resolution throughout the course of a project

  • Engage with multi-functional leadership & teams to integrate your deliverables with other project work streams

  • Implement strategies & test plans for product-specific performance/watt scenarios, feature, and target market spaces as appropriate; identify risks & build mitigation plans

  • Hands-on characterization and debug to root cause performance (and power) challenges; collaborate with peer teams to analyze behaviors and resolve issues

  • Support multi-functional technical teams with targeted ad hoc analyses through hands-on testing

  • Develop strong partnerships with program collaborators across the organization and development partners

  • Collaborate with other engineers on common program test & debug activities and process improvements


Preferred experience

  • “Close to the Metal” SoC architectural characterization, analysis, & debug

  • Direct technical experience on system performance analysis and micro-architectural power management

  • Product development with hardware platforms and their software & firmware ecosystems

  • Experience in the PC architecture space and familiarity with hands-on system setup & testing

  • Excellent verbal communication and written, presentation skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical, planning, and technical leadership skills

  • Proven track record to deliver large multi-functional technical analyses

  • 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 5-7+ years proven experience



  • Austin, Texas


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.




Requisition Number: 127682 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design
Hiring Manager: Chris D Miller


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