Cloud Workloads Performance Engineer/Architect - AWS, Azure, Google, etc.

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.

Cloud Workloads Performance Engineer/Architect  AWS, Azure, Google, etc. 
The Role 
We are seeking a hands-on Infrastructure and Solution Performance Engineer/Architect for Cloud Solutions and Performance Benchmarks driving the adoption of AMD EPYC technologies by the MDCSs/Cloud Service Providers like AWS, Azure etc..  




You are a team player with ability to lead your project tasks. You are a good communicator in all aspects like presentations, writing tech papers and status reports.  You are a collaborator working with cross-functional team solving issues and implementing solutions.  


Job Responsibilities:


  • In this role you will play a technical subject matter expert and will be an integral part of the Software Ecosystem and Application Engineering team, working closely with Cloud vendors and MDCs.  
  • You will champion the optimization of application workloads by working with ISVs for best practices and running on the optimally configured AMD-based infrastructure in the cloud.  
  • You will optimize performance of various software components like operating systems, containers, databases, analytics and other ISV apps on the AMD-powered cloud instances to enable Cloud First customers to use AMD-powered Clouds.   
  • You are the technical lead for optimizing advanced AMD technology differentiators for a broad range of applications benchmarks running on clouds including business analytics, relational and non-relational databases, internet of things, machine learning and artificial intelligence for the edge, datacenter and cloud environments. 


Preferred Experience 


  • Significant hands-on expertise in optimizing and running SW workloads and benchmarks tuning for x86 CPU server with Memory configuration and storage sub systems. Experience with workloads performance testing on Intel/AMD-powered Clouds such as AWS, Azure, Google and others. 
  • Experience in running performance tools like SPEC, TPCC etc. for optimizing running of workloads on the clouds 
  • Deep knowledge of cloud services and deploying/testing workloads on AWS, Azure and other cloud-based IaaS or PaaS 
  • Experience in creating optimal infrastructure configurations and optimization best practices or recommendations for various workload types on various infrastructure environments – on-premise and Clouds.   
  • Technical issue management and product engineering feedback and influencer to for making AMD technology better 
  • Deep understanding of different software stacks including OS, DB technologies run on the clouds and ability to interpret benchmark results to applications tuning to all the way to AMD EPYC CPU level. 
  • Significant experience in cloud native applications, workload optimization, automation programming models to automate running perf tests 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with experience in writing white papers, interacting with customers, partners and representing AMD technology to the cloud vendors 
  • Ex-Intel and ex-cloud infra experience is preferred 


Academic Credentials 


  • Min BS in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical field
  • MS or PhD preferred


LOCATION: This role is based at our corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, CA.(preferred) or Austin, TX 



Requisition Number: 100624 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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