HW&SW Performance Engineer/Architect

Portland, OR
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Posted: Jun 4, 2019

Role Number: 200066027

Job Summary: Help shape the future of the Mac in the creative market. The Pro Workflow team is seeking a HW &SW Performance Engineer/Architect to join a team of Performance Architects and Workflow Content experts to build out workflows and then analyze performance and usability from application software to OS to drivers and hardware to inform decisions with respect to hardware & system architecture, software architecture and feedback to 3rd party software developers

Key Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in computer architecture, performance analysis & debug
  • Knowledge of operating system fundamentals, driver software and software development
  • Performance analysis and debug experience from application software to OS and driver SW to HW are critical
  • Knowledge of multi-core / concurrency performance analysis and programming
  • Experience with System & CPU performance analysis tools (i.e. VTune, emon, Windows Performance Analyzer, dtrace or similar) is a plus
  • SW development experience in Digital Content Creation tools (Autodesk Maya, Black Magic Resolve, Epic Unreal Engine, Avid Pro Tools, etc) is a plus


This will include, but is not limited to, the 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 architect will identify performance bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and architectural improvement areas in hardware and software, and work with internal teams and external software vendors on addressing them from HW architecture, to Apple operating system & drivers, to 3rd Party software

The job will entail close interaction with in-house and third party software development groups as well as hardware/silicon vendors. The architect will be responsible 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

Education & Experience

MS/PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or similar experience

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