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CPU Core Performance Architect



Job Description


We care deeply about transforming lives with AMD technology to enrich our industry, our communities, and the world. Our mission is to build great products that accelerate next-generation computing experiences – the building blocks for the data center, artificial intelligence, PCs, gaming and embedded. Underpinning our mission is the AMD culture. We push the limits of innovation to solve the world’s most important challenges. We strive for execution excellence while being direct, humble, collaborative, and inclusive of diverse perspectives. 

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The Role:

This Member of Technical Staff Engineer in the Core Performance Architecture Modeling team will contribute using their experience with CPU microarchitecture development, performance modeling, and analysis. They will have opportunities to expand their technical contributions more deeply into CPU microarchitecture performance simulator development, workload and performance analysis, model correlation, and feature definition. If this sounds like a good match for you, come join our team!


The Person:

The ideal candidate for the Cores team will be able to demonstrate success in a comparable technical role on a product team innovating and redefining high-performance computing. He or she will be comfortable working in a cross-team environment and show creativity and self-motivation in their academic and post-academic career.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Expand your experience with cycle-accurate core microarchitecture performance simulator development, workload and trace analysis, microarchitecture development, RTL vs performance model correlation, and so forth
  • Collaborate with a dedicated team of hardware and software engineers to develop novel features to optimize the performance of CPU microarchitecture
  • Lead teams of designers collaborating on broader features, supervise the work of junior engineers, and drive methodology improvements.


Preferred Experience:

  • C++ programming and scripting language capabilities
  • Computer architecture background through coursework and/or work experience
  • Cycle-accurate microarchitecture performance simulator development
  • Pre-silicon performance analysis
  • Computing software, including operating systems, compilers, and applications.
  • Demonstrate thought leadership and perseverance with published papers or filed patents that contribute to the industry


Academic Credentials:

  • Bachelors, Masters, or PhD degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.
  • Masters or PhD is preferred/desirable. 
  • Relevant industry experience is preferred/desirable. 


Benefits offered are described:  AMD benefits at a glance.


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