Senior GPU Software Engineer - Game Graphics Performance

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 hiring software development engineers at all experience levels to be part of the GPU game performance drivers and tools team, to optimize drivers for pre-release AAA and other games and applications. We focus on graphics performance through shader optimization, driver optimization for GPU efficiency, innovative driver and tool development, and data analysis and automation. This is an excellent opportunity to excel in one or more of the focus areas: graphics rendering, GPU architecture, or data analysis and driver automation development.



You have good C++ programming skills. You have experience in graphics rendering, shader programming and optimizations. You are passionate about GPU and have good understanding about low-level GPU hardware architecture for performance.



  • Analyze shader algorithms in HLSL, analyze GPU execution data from tools, identify performance issues and potential optimization opportunities
  • Develop optimizations in shaders and drivers, brainstorm with other engineers to improve optimizations for more performance gains
  • Contribute to drivers & tools performance infrastructure improvements



  • Strong C/C++ programming skills for fast execution using light weight data structures and efficient algorithms, bit manipulation, pointers, arrays, classes, virtual functions, and etc.
  • Experience in GPU parallel programming in HLSL, GLSL, OpenCL, CUDA or similar with understanding of graphics rendering
  • Good understanding of GPU architecture, execution model and instructions, such as SIMD, threads, waves, registers, caches, performance metrics such as latency, bandwidth, throughput, and relation to underline hardware, and etc.
  • Good understanding of GPU graphics pipeline, such as vertices, primitives, rasterization, shading, textures, screen space, Z depth, culling, BVH build and traversal, and etc.



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field



Requisition Number: 174741 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design

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