System Performance Architect

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200207585
The Mac system performance and architecture team is responsible for all aspects of Mac performance spanning hardware (CPU, GPU, DRAM, storage), software (OS, drivers, applications), and other system characteristics (thermals, power, acoustics). This spans performance modeling, guiding architecture tradeoffs, performance verification, performance debug, and workload characterization. We are looking for a unique individual capable of taking a technical leadership role in all of the above.

Key Qualifications

  • Solid understanding and experience in computer architecture, the broader the better
  • Prior experience in system performance modeling is desired
  • Prior experience in analyzing software/OS behavior, power, thermal, and acoustics aspects of performance is desired
  • Good coding skills in some subset of (C, C++, System C, Python, shell, etc.)
  • Strong communication and mentoring skills


- Guiding architecture tradeoff decisions at an executive level - Interacting with various cross-cross-functional teams to understand, model, and guide developments - Defining and guiding new modeling approaches and features to improve influence in performance related decisions - Distilling key system interactions and abstracting them into high level performance models - Guiding modeling validation and accuracy to continually improve current methods and approaches - Generating performance projections for future systems - Assist in sophisticated performance debug activities

Education & Experience

- MS/PhD

Additional Requirements