CPU Performance and Workload Analysis Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Hardware

Summary

Posted: Jul 26, 2019
Role Number: 200044772
Modern system-on-chip (SoC) designs have dramatically changed how hardware and software is developed. It is increasingly important to understand the concerns of software developers when designing hardware while it is also increasingly meaningful for software developers to understand how their applications can map efficiently to modern hardware. Those who can understand both and prefer to live at the intersection of hardware and software are deeply valuable, especially to Apple. The Apple CPU Architecture and Performance Team is seeking highly motivated and self-driven engineers who want to live at this intersection, individuals who have or want to develop domain expertise in emerging areas like AI, individuals who have a high level CPU architecture understanding and desire to work with a world class team for CPU, SoC, and software development. Are you deeply accountable for your work? Your passion for product ownership and track record of product development will prove critical to your success on our team.

Key Qualifications

  • 3 + years of experience with CPU performance analysis, familiarity with associated tools
  • Understanding of CPU architecture and micro-architecture
  • Strong coding skills, including object-oriented programming with C and C++
  • Proficient in scripting languages such as Perl, Python, or Javascript
  • Knowledge and experience with common performance benchmarks
  • Working multi-functionally with people of very diverse backgrounds and will need strong communication, influence, and negotiation skills
  • Excellent technical documentation skills
  • Knowledge of visual/UI or data analysis frameworks a plus
  • Knowledge of OS internals and compiler technology a plus

Description

We drive advanced exploration for next generation CPU architectures. As a member of this team you are the interface between the CPU team, system teams, and many software teams at Apple. We have a data driven approach that is focused on real user workloads (both existing and emerging) so your work will guide optimizations and the direction of future CPUs. At the same time you will be working with software developers to optimize code for our CPU designs and roadmap. Your responsibilities will include: - Profile and analyze existing and emerging workloads, bring up in CPU/SOC simulation environment - Develop and maintain performance and trace analysis tools - Develop and implement visual extensions to assist with data analysis that can be used internally and also by the various software partners in Apple - Run and analyze workloads on simulators and prototype devices as well as work on developing and automating performance analysis infrastructure - Develop domain expertise in emerging fields (ex: ML, AR/VR) in order to both identify hardware advancement opportunities and assist software teams in optimizing for our devices. - Profile and analyze workload in potential new product areas to help guide CPU roadmap decisions

Education & Experience

BS, MS, or PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or Related field

Additional Requirements