PMTS Software Development Eng. - Graphics Researcher - 84061

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.

PMTS Software Development Engineer - Graphics Researcher


The Role

AMD is looking for a graphics researcher to drive our long-term vision for realtime rendering. In this role, you will deliver projects that advance AMD’s products beyond the state of the art. You will work closely with teams in research, products and external customers to understand customer problems, develop prototypes and provide solutions to the most complex problems in graphics.


The Person

You continuously think of new ways to increase computing efficiency and performance. You thrive in a team of diverse backgrounds and enjoy collaborating with others.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze the performance limitations of various graphics workloads on AMD hardware and conceive of optimizations to accelerate the performance.
  • Implement innovative software and/or hardware solutions and demonstrate their effectiveness analytically and/or in simulation.
  • Drive the results of the research projects into product roadmaps.
  • Test and analyze innovations using datasets and execution patterns that match customer applications and requirements.
  • Submit patentable inventions.
  • Communicate research results to academic, product and commercial audiences.
  • Champion an innovation culture that creates results and impacts product roadmaps.


Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with raytracing, volume rendering and upscaling technologies 
  • Deep understanding of GPU microarchitectures.
  • Experience with modern graphics APIs like D3D12 and Vulkan.
  • GPGPU programming and other SIMD platforms for HPC and data analytics
  • History of successful innovation that is both published academically and integrated into commercial products.
  • Track record of issued patents that are embodied in successful products.
  • Experience collaborating across a geographically distributed team (AMD has sites across the world)


Additional experience desired:

  • Programming Languages: C++, C and proficient in OOP design & development
  • Good understanding of HLSL, OpenCL, CUDA, HIP


Academic Credentials:

  • PhD degree or equivalent accomplishments in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering or related field with 10+ years of related experience 


Location:  Santa Clara, CA




Requisition Number: 84061 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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