Power & Performance Lead System Engineer- 92131

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.



Power & Performance Lead System Engineer- 92131


With AMD's Client engineering teams, you will be exposed to the world’s best Desktop/PC and Mobile CPU, GPU and APU processors for accelerated system computing power. As an AMD Client Engineer you will have visibility to cutting edge multi-layered security features, H-Series processors optimized for gamers and creators, and U-Series processors optimized for thin and light notebooks. In addition, you will learn how AMD achieves unprecedented performance and battery life with 7nm “Zen 3” core architecture. Zen is delivering a 19% IPC and up to 26% gaming performance generational uplift, with power efficiency up to 2.8X greater than the performance-per-watt of our competition. Come join our world class client engineering team providing rapid career growth advancement, and access to cutting edge client technologies, through its year over year record-breaking market share, product performance and revenue gains!



The Role:

Lead a team of engineers develop and execute responsibilities for post-silicon activities related to power and performance characterization and optimization of AMD Client Computing products.


The Person:

We are looking for a passionate hands-on leader to join our highly visible team to deliver the highest performing and most power efficient products to millions of users worldwide.



  • Managing and growing a technical team of engineers from day-to-day assignments to long-term career development
  • Developing and executing power, performance, and perf/watt characterization and optimization test plans for different usage scenarios (CPU, GPU, Multimedia, VR, Compute, Static Screen, etc).
  • Analyzing interactions between various power management features and optimize their configurations for power and performance
  • Developing post-silicon power and performance models for key usage scenarios
  • Support prototyping experiments for improving current and implementing new features that impact power and performance
  • Debugging and troubleshooting system-level issues that may occur in test environments and platforms
  • Proactively driving continuous improvement for post-silicon power and performance activities
  • Participating in the product definition process


Key Requirements:

  • Experience: 6+ years
  • Excellent leadership skills including experience managing technical projects/teams
  • Strong programming skills: C or C++, and a scripting language (Perl, Python, Ruby, etc.)
  • Understanding of concepts in the following areas:
  • computer organization/architecture
  • digital/analog electronics
  • power/thermal management
  • Extensive laboratory experience, including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, etc.
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills and pronounced attention to detail
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter, and able to independently drive tasks to completion
  • Experience with data analysis tools and machine learning is a plus



  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Science with emphasis on computer architecture and/or workload analysis



  • Markham, Ontario Canada


AMD has excellent medical, dental, vision, 401k and holiday benefits with a focus on work life balance.  



Requisition Number: 92131 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


AMD is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective provincial human rights codes throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Any applicant who requires accommodation should contact AskHR@amd.com.

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