Sr. System SW Researcher - 95945

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.

Sr. System SW Researcher

AMD Research is an entrepreneurial research organization with a consistent track record of driving research innovations into AMD products. We are a global leader in the development of the world’s most sophisticated high-performance computers (HPC), such as El Capitan, the world-leading 2 exaflop supercomputer.

The Role:

We are seeking a senior architect and system software researcher with experience in modeling, distributed systems, interconnect architecture, and advanced memory architectures. You will be researching and prototyping distributed system architectures for next-generation high performance computing, data science, and machine learning platforms. This role requires deep experience in modeling and analysis of systems and applications, including analysis of large-scale computer system interconnect architecture.

The Person:

You are passionate about the role technology can play in addressing the world’s most complex and exciting challenges. You have a research mentality, and you are not afraid to chase after a moonshot challenge. You collaborate and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment while being an efficient and effective contributor. You can think laterally through the problems, and you optimally communicate to multi-functional teams and executive management, balance multiple projects and priorities, and dynamically adjust to the requirements of the day. Does this describe you? If so, then join us!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Architecture and software of distributed systems, disaggregated and multi-tiered memory, system interconnect
  • Drive optimization technology for ML, HPC and Cloud applications
  • Work with partners and customers on ground breaking HPC, cloud, and edge systems
  • 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:

  • Experience performing successful software research and development
  • Experience with system-level modeling
  • Experience with control software, device drivers, OSs, and firmware
  • Track record of issued patents that are embodied in successful products.
  • Experience collaborating in a geographically distributed team (AMD Research has sites across North America).
  • Passion to push the limits of software on ground breaking platforms
  • Passion to solve complex problems, and be undeterred overcoming objections

Additional Experience Desired:

Demonstrated evidence of two or more of the following skills is a big plus:

  • Experience with system simulation
  • System model development
  • System interconnect modeling

Academic Credentials:

A Ph.D. or MS with 6+ years of work (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering, or related field is preferred.


Austin, TX, Santa Clara, CA, Bellevue, WA, or Boxborough, MA


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: 95945 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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