Software Engineer, Performance Analysis Tools

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.

Software Engineer, Performance Analysis Tools


Our team seeks to understand system and GPU performance at a deep level to ensure AMD delivers the best products for solving the world’s most challenging problems in machine learning (ML) and high-performance computing (HPC). We are looking for a talented engineer who will develop tools and methodologies that identify the most promising HPC and ML application performance enhancements within the system hardware/software stack and work with other team members to prioritize design changes. This is a challenging position that requires broad software skills backed by a solid understanding of system architecture. A full range of performance test platforms and analysis tools will be at your disposal as you hunt down the insights needed to give AMD’s future designs “the next 5%” (or more!) performance improvements.


Key Responsibilities

  • Run data center GPU-accelerated workloads while collecting system performance data that you will use to conduct performance analysis
  • Create insightful, graphically rich dashboards that characterize an application’s performance profile
  • Develop tools and leverage automation to speed the process of identifying performance improvement opportunities
  • Use performance analysis and data science tools as needed to identify performance blockers
  • Provide feedback to hardware and software design team members as part of a continuous design improvement cycle


Preferred Experience

  • Experience using performance analysis tools
  • Experience with C/C++, Python and shell scripting
  • Experience using data science packages such as Pandas and NumPy
  • Familiarity with machine learning, deep learning or HPC applications


Ways to Stand Out

  • Expertise in code profiling and system monitoring tools
  • HPC or ML software development experience
  • Experience using Grafana
  • Experience using SQL, noSQL and time series databases


Academic Credentials

  • B.S./M.S. degree in Computer Science or Engineering or similar field

Location:  The team is based in Santa Clara, CA, but we are open to hiring the following AMD sites (Austin, TX, Bellevue, WA, Orlando, FL, San Diego, CA, and Boxborough, MA).



Requisition Number: 133845 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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