GPU Power/Performance Architect - 99382

Location: Santa Clara, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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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.

Radeon Power and Performance GPU Power/Perf Architect


The Role: 

  • Drive/analyze power/performance data over post-silicon, emulation & competitive platforms to identify opportunities for critical perf/power improvement. Work closely with GFX & sub-system architects for integration in future RDNA/CDNA products




  • Leverage diagnostics’ & real workloads to enable sub-system competitive analysis and identify opportunities for perf/power improvement.
  • Define perf/power studies & work closely with architects to analyze & implement them on future products
  • Develop simulation, emulation, and silicon measurement strategies to validate SoC and platform level performance power efficiency for variety of workloads.
  • Define new tests, test benches that can isolate performance power inefficiencies.
  • Analyze performance and power results (from simulation, emulation, and/or silicon). Root cause correlation issues, and/or design inefficiency.
  • Work with verification and hardware emulation teams to better leverage hardware emulation platforms for GPU performance and power validation.




  • Prior hands-on GPU/CPU hardware experience; GPU is a plus
  • Fairly knowledgeable in [functional, performance, and/or power] analysis methodologies.
  • Pre-silicon and/or post silicon debug experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of verilog, C, C++ and a scripting language; experience with Perl and python is a plus
  • Strong understanding of SOC architecture
  • M.S./BS with 5+ years of applicable experience or PhDs with suitable research experience
  • Prior knowledge of OpenGL/OpenCL/DirectX is a plus
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills and pronounced attention to details.
  • Must be a self-starter, and able to independently drive tasks to completion
  • Prior knowledge of PTPX or Power Artist is a plus


Requisition Number: 99382 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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