SMTS Silicon Design Engineer

Jul 07, 2022
Boston, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

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.

GPU Architectural Modeling Engineer/Scientist


The Role : 

The Architectural Modeling (AM) tool is the single simulator for all graphics products at AMD. The tool is utilized to predict the performance of the next-gen product across different GPU families at AMD. The role of the Engineer/Scientist can be of four different categories.


  1. Problem identification: Data from the AM tool is used by AMD architects used to identify points that can be enhanced in our next-gen products. AM team develops a variety of tools and datapoints makes finding performance problems easier.


  1. Feature Development: The AM team works with architects on ideas, called features, to improve the graphics architecture. The AM team has the core responsibility of proving or disproving new features inclusion in next-gen products.


  1. Model Development: As an AM engineer you will develop the knowledge of the entire graphics and compute pipeline for all our off-the-shelve products, and details of the upcoming changes and their impact.


  1. Model Enhancement: AM is a C++ simulator, with python postscripts for data visualization. As an AM engineer you would get the chance to bring your expertise in these languages to improve the AM tools in terms of wall-clock runtime, memory consumption, and complexity.

  2. SW Shift Left: Help drive SW shift initiative where we have a model and driver stack to facilitate early architecture analysis and IP verification needs.

The Person: 

 As a GPU modeling engineer, you will work in a hardware/software codesign environment to craft industry leading simulation platforms and tools, have a strong voice in next-generation of AMD’s products, and get to learn and contribute to the entire graphics pipeline and software/hardware stack. The ideal candidate is a highly skilled software designer and engineer, and proficient in C++. It is required that the candidate be familiar with hardware architecture. The knowledge of the GPU hardware and the efficient use of discrete GPUs, APUs, and mobile devices is a huge plus. The engineer is working with a big team on variety of opportunities, so teamwork and drive are also required.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Architect, model and analyze hardware and software features to improve products performance, abilities, and cost.

  • Develop tools and algorithms to identify and eliminate performance limiters

  • Design, Implement, assess, document and test new features for next-gen products

  • Be a developer, leader, and owner of the Architectural Modeling Tool


Preferred Experience:

  • Programming skills in C++ and python

  • Hardware architecture experience

  • Experience of modeling and simulation tools

  • Experience of GPU architecture, drivers and/or compilers is a plus

  • Experience of GPU general-purpose computing is a plus

  • Experience of D3D, Vulcan and OpenGL graphics applications is a plus

  • Experience of OpenCL/CUDA/ROCm development is a plus


Alternate Locations:

  • California or Massachusettes



Requisition Number: 171041 
Country: United States State: Massachusetts City: Boxborough 
Job Function: Design


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