Lead Performance Engineer - 105148

Location: Itasca, Illinois, 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 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.

Performance Analysis Technical Lead

The Role:

As a key member of AMD’s performance compiler team, you will use your industry experience to collaborate with customer/ISV to improve application performance in HPC, Cloud, and database domains, focusing on AMD’s high-performance processors and multi-core server systems. The goal is to identify and drive improvement in the compiler to automatically deliver the required performance on the customer application. Collaborate with compiler engineering teams on solutions - work with bright engineers inside and outside of AMD. It's all about building the world's best infrastructure with AMD's hardware.

The Person:

We are looking for a problem solver who enjoys collaborating with team members across the globe. Your technical abilities and collaborative nature will directly impact AMD’s success with key partners and customers. You will operate with autonomy and flexibility as you develop in this role. We are starting a new team - join us!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Bring up customer applications using AMD tool chain, set up for consistent performance measurements and analyzing performance issues
  • Analyze the large applications stacks in a small-scale setup to identify compiler optimization / code generation improvements to start with and expand the scope to analyze at scale
  • Extract simplified and independent test cases to simulate functional or performance issues for core compiler developers to work on
  • Collaborate with US, Europe and Asia customers in identifying problems and suggesting solutions
  • Work with core compiler development team, staying up to date on evolving features and sharing insights from customers

Preferred experience:

  • Hands-on experience in analyzing benchmarks and performance of workloads - proven track record with tools and analysis suitable for large application stack
  • Excellent knowledge of compiler optimization techniques, use of optimized libraries, profilers tools
  • Experience in working with customers/partners across the world
  • Experience working and collaborating with core engineering teams
  • Representing technical teams in customer meetings

Academic Credentials:

  • BS or master’s in computer science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • Degree with emphasis on Computer Architecture, Algorithms and Compilers preferred


  • Santa Clara, CA - San Francisco Bay Area 
  • Austin, TX - Greater Austin Metro Area
  • Other locations in the US will be considered



Requisition Number: 105148 
Country: United States State: Illinois City: Itasca 
Job Function: Design


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