MTS Performance Characterization and Benchmarking Engineer

Location: Markham, Ontario, CA

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.



Performance Characterization and Benchmarking Engineer



The Performance Characterization and Benchmarking Engineer will drive performance validation as their core focus - from planning, to execution, to result analysis. This person is the key liaison with other performance labs to drive cross-functional collaboration, best practices, and process improvement. 



  • Drive performance requirements from planning to validation for various product features across all software components by working with product management, engineering and QA
  • Drive Stronger product requirements (architectural & business) that relate to performance
  • Analyze program roadmaps, use cases, and technical documentation including design architecture to understand performance implications and impact. Translate impact/observations into actionable plans to ensure no performance gaps
  • Analysis of performance results and trends
  • Collaborate across domains (HW, SW, Power, Software QA, etc) and providing their technical expertise to ensure consistency and drive alignment on methodologies / best practices as it relates to data collection, reporting and analysis, too, infrastructure used, acceptable baselines and comparisons, etc... 



  • The ideal candidate is someone who has a passion and vested interest in PC performance and the underlying technology. They should be an avid consumer of PC and Graphics Component reviews, and have a great understanding of the data collection methodologies and analysis involved.
  • The candidate should be organized, be a go-getter, and a good communicator - a key part of the role will be building up new processes so waiting on direction will not be an option... 
  • A collaborative personality is a must
  • Would have relevant work experience and understand performance data as both a consumer/enthusiast, as well as from an engineering/technical perspective



  • The opportunity to drive innovation and improvement within the performance domain
  • Great opportunity to grow technical strength and understanding with leading-edge technologies
  • Become part of a company which develops the hardware and software to enable PC and Console gaming at the highest level



  • A Strong understanding of Hardware and Software System Architecture and their implications on performance
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience
  • The ability to read and understand system level code and hardware schematics/architecture



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or equivalent.



  • Markham, ON





Requisition Number: 134723 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


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