Software Researcher - 95942

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 Researcher

The Role:

AMD Research is the advanced research and development organization for AMD. We are chartered to explore technologies beyond the company’s formal product roadmap by researching new hardware and software, tracking the development of emerging technology trends, and interacting with internal and external partners, customers, and the broader ecosystem to help guide AMD into the future. Our mission is to Drive Disruptive and Revolutionary Technology Innovation. AMD Research is firmly aligned with the business goals of the overall corporation. Our research objective is to have real, positive, and profitable impact on the business. We are a research organization, but we are also a very entrepreneurially minded group. Whether it is tackling a thorny technical problem or finding ways to achieve the successful product launch of a Research innovation, the AMD Research team prides itself on creativity, questioning the status quo, and ultimately taking both the initiative and the responsibility to get things done. AMD Research continues to expand the frontiers of the possible as we improve the world through computing. We are seeking a seasoned System Software Developer and Researcher to join our team.

The Person:

Are you passionate about the role technology can play in addressing the world’s most complex and interesting challenges? Can you collaborate and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment while being an efficient and effective contributor? Do you pay great attention to detail and can you effectively communicate to cross functional teams and executive management, handle multiple projects and priorities, and dynamically adjust to the requirements of the day? Do you have very strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)? Are you effective with data management and analytics, and are you able to work well at all levels of an organization, from frontline employees to senior executives? If so, then join us!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performance analysis and software optimization
  • Build and deploy software for the most advanced HPC, data science, and machine learning platforms in the world
  • Driving innovation in production software environments
  • Combine advanced software engineering skills with a drive to explore novel approaches to solve important problems in heterogeneous computing at the large scales

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience performing successful software research and development
  • Extensive C++ experience, preferably in production environments
  • Facility with at least one other major language or framework (e.g. Python, FORTRAN, TensorFlow)
  • Passion to push the limits of software on cutting-edge platforms

Also, demonstrated evidence of two or more of the following skills is a big plus:

  • System performance analysis
  • HPC software development
  • GPU programming
  • Applied machine learning

Academic Credentials:

A Ph.D. with 3+ years of work (or equivalent experience) in a relevant field is preferred.


Santa Clara, CA; Austin, TX; or Bellevue, WA


AMD is a government contractor and subcontractor. As required by Executive Order, our US employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s work location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by December 8, 2021. AMD will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request an exception from this requirement if you have a need for a religious and/or medical accommodation.






Requisition Number: 95942 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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