Performance and Power Optimization Engineer

August 10 2022
Categories Engineering, HR, Training, Power, Hydraulic, Wind, Nuclear, Productivity, Performance, Efficiency
Markham, ON

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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.

Performance and Power Optimization Engineer - 139221


The AMD Client Performance and Power Engineering Team carries the duty of ensuring AMD Client products deliver the best performance and lowest power consumption. We are a highly visible team that goes deep into power management features and algorithms to get the very last percent out of our ASICs. We work along and with various individuals within and outside of the team that allows us to engage in all sorts of work that impacts current and future products. This role offers the opportunity to show your passion towards CPU, APU, and GPU technology to provide users with the best experience possible.


We are seeking an experienced engineer to assist in the development of post-silicon activities related to performance and power characterization and optimization of AMD Client Computing products. We are looking for a passionate candidate to join our highly visible team to deliver the highest performing and most power efficient products to millions of users worldwide.


  • Executing performance, power, and perf/watt characterization and optimization plans

  • Analyzing interactions between various power management features and optimize their configurations for performance and power

  • Proactively driving continuous improvement for post-silicon power and performance activities (e.g. updating, creating, maintaining automation tools, benchmarks, process)

  • Support prototyping experiments for improving current and implementing new features that impact performance and power

  • Debugging and troubleshooting system-level issues that may occur in test environments and platforms


  • Understanding of concepts in the following areas:

    • computer organization/architecture

    • digital/analog electronics

    • power/thermal management

  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills and pronounced attention to detail

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

  • Experience in programming with C or C++ and Python

  • Experience with data analysis tools, database, machine learning is a plus (e.g. Power, Excel, Matplotlib, Plotly, Tableau, R Programming, MySQL, Azure, Snowflake, PyTorch, TensorFlow, etc.)


Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer, Electrical, or Systems Engineering and Computer Science


Markham, ON


Requisition Number: 139221
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham
Job Function:Design

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