Manager, Systems Performance Architecture

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200516358
The Systems Performance Architecture team is responsible for modeling performance of Macs and iPads across a large suite of workloads prior to prototype builds, then ensuring those performance targets are met on the actual hardware through software optimizations, power tuning and bug fixes, as applicable. The team also provides various architecture support to the silicon engineering teams. The Systems Performance Architecture team is responsible for evaluating the performance and efficiency of hardware and system options for implementation across the product line of future designs being considered for the Mac and iPad. This includes evaluation of system and device level characteristics from low level device metrics (e.g. throughput, latency, caching/paging behaviors, power/efficiency, etc.) in the presence of operating systems, compiler, power management, and software interactions that ultimately determine the user’s experience on a Mac. The Individual Architects will identify performance bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and architectural improvement areas in hardware and software, and work with internal teams and external vendors on addressing them.

Key Qualifications

  • A minimum of 10+ years of experience in computer hardware architecture and development.
  • A minimum of 3 years managing a team of electrical or computer science engineers/architects
  • Deep knowledge of hardware/systems architecture.
  • Experience in performance/power analysis and modeling.
  • Strong understanding of computer architecture fundamentals.
  • Knowledge of software development, compiler, and operating system fundamentals is very desirable.
  • Knowledge of storage sub-systems is a plus.
  • Experience with Mac systems is a plus.


Manage a team of EE/CS architects and performance analysis engineers Ensure consistent and accurate performance modeling and prediction and analysis to ensure targets are met for each product Close collaboration with in-house and third-party software development groups as well as in house hardware and silicon teams. Ensure the team’s ability for clear and concise reporting of performance, efficiency, architecture, micro-architecture, and implementation analysis of both hardware and software to engineering teams as well as upper management. This Management position requires a deep, thorough, and broad working knowledge of modern computer hardware architectures, as well as general software, operating system, and compiler knowledge. Good Communication, Teamwork, and Organizational skills are a must.

Education & Experience

MS/PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or similar degrees required

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits