GPU Game Performance Software Engineer (81197)

Location: Santa Clara, 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.


We are looking for Software Development Engineers for GPU Game Performance Drivers at both junior and senior levels. You will be part of a highly collaborative team that develops driver optimizations and internal perf tools for game graphics performance. This is an exciting opportunity to work on the cutting edge of GPU performance and latest game graphics optimizations.



Your strong technical skills are complimented by your ability to work independent or as part of a team.  You have strong organization skills and communication skills and are comfortable working in a fast-paced, matrixed, global environment.



  • Investigate game graphics rendering and develop shader optimizations
  • Investigate GPU HW performance issues and optimize through driver changes



  • Strong C/C++ programming skills, such as in coding for fast execution using light weight data structures and efficient algorithms, bit manipulation, pointer, array, class, virtual function, etc.
  • Research or project experience in hardware performance, with clear understanding of GPU hardware performance architecture such as regarding GPU execution model, threads, waves, SIMD, registers, cache, cost/performance trade-off, performance metrics such as latency, bandwidth, throughput, and etc.
  • Research or project experience in game graphics rendering, with clear understanding of GPU graphics pipeline, such as stages from vertices, textures, to rasterization, shading, screen space pixel depth and color, and techniques such as forward and deferred shading, anti-aliasing, culling, ray tracing DXR optimization, HLSL and DXIL or similar GPU high level or assembly languages.



  • Bachelors’ degree or higher in relevant discipline 



Requisition Number: 81197 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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