GPU Architectural Modeling Engineer Job at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc, Santa Clara, CA

  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc
  • Santa Clara, CA

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 worlds most important challenges. We strive for execution excellence while being direct, humble, collaborative, and inclusive of diverse perspectives.

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The Architectural Modeling (AM) team is responsible for the single software 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 Modeling Architect includes the following activities:

  • Problem Identification : Data from the AM model is used by GPU architects to identify areas that can be enhanced in our next-gen products. The AM team develops a variety of modeling and analysis tools to effectively identify performance issues and opportunities for improvement.
  • Feature Development : The AM team collaborates with GPU architects to formulate new features for the graphics architecture. The AM GPU Modeling Architect is responsible for the gathering of requirements, design, and implementation of new features within the model. The AM team has the core responsibility of proving or disproving new features inclusion in next-gen products.
  • Model Development : As an AM modeling architect you will develop knowledge of the entire graphics and compute pipeline for all GPU products.
  • Infrastructure / Model Enhancement: As an AM modeling architect, you have the opportunity to improve the overall usability of the AM tools


As a GPU Modeling Architect, you will work in a hardware/software co-design environment to craft industry leading simulation platforms and tools, have a strong voice in next generation of AMD 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, who is proficient in C++, and familiar with hardware architecture. Knowledge of the GPU hardware and the efficient use of discrete GPUs, APUs, and mobile devices is an advantage. The candidate will work in a big, multi-geo team environment on a variety of opportunities, so teamwork and drive are essential.


  • 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


  • Programming skills in C++ and python
  • Hardware architecture experience
  • Experience of modeling and simulation tools
  • Experience of C++ build tools such as CMake, Meson, Bazel
  • Experience in a Linux-based environment is a plus
  • 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


  • Bachelors or Masters degree in related discipline preferred




At AMD, your base pay is one part of your total rewards package. Your base pay will depend on where your skills, qualifications, experience, and location fit into the hiring range for the position. You may be eligible for incentives based upon your role such as either an annual bonus or sales incentive. Many AMD employees have the opportunity to own shares of AMD stock, as well as a discount when purchasing AMD stock if voluntarily participating in AMDs Employee Stock Purchase Plan. Youll also be eligible for competitive benefits described in more detail

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity, inclusive employers and will consider all applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third-party affiliation, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants needs under the respective laws throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

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