Software Researcher in Memory Performance Optimization - 93724

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 in Memory Performance Optimization

The Role:

AMD Research is an entrepreneurial research organization with a strong track record of driving research innovations into AMD products. We are a global leader in the development of the world’s most advanced high-performance computers (HPC), such as El Capitan, the world-leading 2 exaflop supercomputer.   We are looking for a software researcher to invent, design and implement operating system support for novel accelerator platforms.

The Person:

You are passionate about bringing new systems to life and developing software that shows the full power of novel hardware accelerators. Does this describe you? Then join us!

Key Responsibilities:


  • Design and implement software stack support for novel hardware accelerators and optimizing real-world applications on cutting-edge hardware platforms.
  • Develop operating system support for emerging accelerator architectures.
  • Prototype software solutions in AMD’s open source ROCm stack and other software frameworks.
  • Collaborate with teams within AMD Research, product groups, and vendor partners to help improve the AMD HPC ecosystem.
  • Communicate with key internal and external partners.
  • Write reports and research publications.
  • Drive the results of the research projects into product roadmaps.
  • Submit patentable inventions.

Preferred Experience:


  • Extensive experience with operating systems, kernel or driver development.
  • Proven experience with parallel programming on CPUs and GPUs.
  • Background in memory architectures and memory allocation management at the OS level.
  • History of issued patents that are embodied in successful products.
  • Experience collaborating in a geographically distributed team (AMD Research has sites across North America).

Additional experience desired:

  • Programming Languages: C++, C and proficient in object-oriented design & development.
  • Industry experience in software version control, engineering methods and practices.

Academic Credentials:

PhD degree or equivalent accomplishments in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering, or related field.


Santa Clara, CA or Austin, TX




Requisition Number: 93724 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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