System Performance Architect Lead

Cupertino, CA
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Posted: Jun 5, 2019

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200066452

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

Key Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge 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


We are looking for a unique individual capable of taking a technical leadership role in all of the above
This role will entail:

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 complex performance debug activities

Education & Experience


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