Summer 2022 GFX Architecture Co-op/Intern - (119041)

Location: San Diego, California, 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.


RTG (Radeon Technologies Group) Architecture team in San Diego is instrumental to AMD’s success. We create innovative hardware solutions to deliver world-class GPUs. As a GPU architect, you will be working on one of the most exciting projects with the very best and passionate team.



A self-motivated graphics enthusiast. A team player with effective communication skills and creative thinking.



  • Work with a team of architects on workload analysis including but not limited to GPU benchmarks like 3DMark, GFXBench (Manhattan/Aztec Ruins, etc.), Geekbench, etc.
  • Identify complex technical problems, break them down, summarize multiple possible solutions, and help the team make progress in the right direction
  • Work with subsystem architects to understand bottlenecks in low power graphics cores/SoCs
  • Analyze existing and emerging graphics/compute paradigms and algorithms
  • Investigate representative workloads based on top trending and upcoming games/benchmarks
  • Implement and run simulation models to estimate potential performance gain
  • Propose innovative solutions for PPA improvements
  • Drive initiatives to improve RTG analysis tools
  • Technical collaboration with engineers and managers on multiple sites. 



  • Experience spanning architecture, performance analysis, and graphics/compute algorithms
  • Excellent C/C++/Scripting (Python, etc.) experience
  • Knowledge of Graphics/Compute APIs (DirectX/OpenGL/Vulkan/OpenCL etc.)
  • Knowledge of GPU architecture
  • Experience in GFX profiling tools is a plus (PIX, RenderDoc, AMD tools, etc.)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, along with attention to details
  • Strong communication, time management, and presentation skills
  • Effective Team player who focuses on collaboration and furthering team success



  • Master’s degree or above in EE, CS is desired




AMD is a government contractor and subcontractor. As required by Executive Order, our US employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s work location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by January 4, 2022. AMD will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request an exception from this requirement if you have a need for a religious and/or medical accommodation.

Requisition Number: 119041 
Country: United States State: California City: San Diego 
Job Function: Student/ Intern/ Temp


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