Graphics Driver Performance Engineer - 79706

Location: Boxborough, Massachusetts, 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.

The Role:

The Graphics Driver Performance Engineer will be part of RTG (Radeon Technologies Group) graphics driver software engineering team, working close to the GPU Hardware and kernel mode driver teams on multiple high-performance graphics APIs including OpenGL, D3D and Vulkan driver development for AMD GPU/APU products. The position will focus on analyzing and optimizing the CPU execution paths on Windows based systems for performance but may involve analysis or optimization on Linux as well. You will develop graphics drivers for next-gen of GPU/APU hardware and support next-gen of operation systems, including SW design, development, analyzing performance bottlenecks, debugging and fixing issues and influencing SW design for performance.

The Person:

We are looking for a motivated engineer with strong expertise in software engineering and GPU technologies. You are encouraged to be a result driven teammate and have good communication skills. Inside AMD, you will collaborate with stakeholders from different component teams to develop and deliver software driver for AMD GPU/APU products. If you are passionate about code design, code quality, and high performance, we invite you to take a look at this opportunity!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design develop and debug AMD OpenGL/D3D/Vulkan drivers
  • Design and implement features for AMD’s next-gen GPU/APU including Ray Tracing
  • Identify and fix issues in low-level driver code
  • Maintain current driver and improve performance

Preferred Experience:

  • Strong C/C++ programming skills including coding for fast execution using lightweight data structures and efficient algorithms, bit manipulation, pointer, array, class, virtual function, etc
  • Experience in software stack development of GPU driver for Window, Android or Linux
  • Proven understanding of GPU operation and at least one 3D graphics or GPU compute API
  • Understanding of Ray Tracing algorithms and acceleration techniques.
  • Bachelor's degree with significant relevant project experience, Master’s degree or PhD is a plus

Academic Credentials:

  • BS/MS/PhD degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or an equivalent.


Boxborough, MA




Requisition Number: 79706 
Country: United States State: Massachusetts City: Boxborough 
Job Function: Design


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