GPU Performance Engineer

    • Samsung Electronics America
  • Austin, TX
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 8 hours ago


On Site
USD 144,345.00 - 257,336.00 per year
Full Time


Research and Development
High performance computing
3D computer graphics
Intellectual property
Software design
Performance analysis
Performance improvement
Code refactoring
Performance testing
User experience
Effective communication
Performance tuning
Software engineering
Computer science
Computer engineering
Object-Oriented Programming
Firmware development
Linear algebra
Problem solving
Software development
Machine Learning (ML)
Workload Analysis
Verification and validation
Life insurance
Computer hardware
Unreal Engine

Job Details

Position Summary

Samsung, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, is founded on a simple philosophy - the endless pursuit of excellence will create a better world for all. At Samsung Austin Research and Development Center (SARC) and Advanced Computing Lab (ACL), we are building a center of excellence for Intellectual Property (IP) that is applied to high-performance computing devices (mobile, automotive, and other custom market segments) consumed by millions of people around the world. Come build with us!

Role and Responsibilities

As a Staff GPU Software Performance Engineer, you will use your broad expertise and unique knowledge in software design to assist in developing GPU IP from the early Architectural planning process until we productize and ship millions of devices to consumers .

You will contribute to optimizing and fine-tuning the performance of our GPU-based systems and applications. You will work closely with our engineering and development teams to analyze, identify, and resolve performance bottlenecks, ensuring that our products deliver the highest level of performance and efficiency.

  • You are passionate about proactively collaborating with hardware and software teams to optimize GPU performance across a range of applications and platforms.
  • You enjoy conducting performance analysis and profiling to identify bottlenecks and areas for optimization. You are good at identifying and distilling complex problems or situations by seeking the root causes, engaging others to brainstorm, and coming up with the best solution based on comprehensive data sources and sound judgment.
  • You are good at developing and implementing performance improvement strategies, including algorithm optimization, code refactoring, and system tuning. You bring fresh ideas to challenge past practices, approaches, and old ways of thinking to unlock new opportunities.
  • You will contribute efforts in designing and executing performance testing plans to validate improvements and ensure adherence to performance targets. You pride yourself on continuously focusing on excellence in your work deliverables, service to others, or quality in product or customer/user experience, whether the customers are internal or external.
  • Through effective communication, you always seek opportunities to create synergy with cross-functional teams to integrate performance optimizations into the technology development life cycle.
  • You are a lifelong learner who seeks to stay up-to-date with the latest GPU architectures, technologies, and performance optimization techniques. You ensure that your competencies and knowledge continuously being sharpened through both learning and experimenting with new ideas while contributing to ongoing deliverables.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 6+ years of software engineering experience with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Computer Engineering/relevant technical field, or 4+ years of experience with a Master's degree, or 2+ years of experience with a PhD
  • 6+ years of experience with programing skills (C, C++, Python)
  • 6+ years of object-oriented and component-based design experience
  • Experience with delivering at least one GPU graphics/compute API or Game Engine subsystems for graphics (e.g., Vulkan, OpenGL, OpenCL, Metal, Direct X, ANGLE)
  • Strong experience implementing 3D graphics features such as lighting, effects, shaders and other low-level systems
  • Good understanding of GPU hardware
  • Experience with firmware development
  • Knowledge of ray tracing, rasterization, and linear algebra
  • Experience with low level performance profiling and optimization
  • Effective problem solving and communications skills
  • Game engine experience (e.g., Unreal/Unity) is nice to have

Our Team

The Xclipse GPU software team is a dynamic and innovative group of experts responsible for delivering cutting-edge technologies to revolutionize the mobile GPU market. Our team is broken down into multiple areas of responsibility, including User mode Driver (UMD) development, Kernel Mode Driver (KMD) /system software development, compiler development, and GPU compute/machine learning on the edge.

We pride ourselves on our ability to work cohesively and efficiently, continuously pushing the limits of technology with our next-gen GPU software/hardware codesign. We also focus on post-silicon performance optimization and workload analysis to ensure our software is the best in class.

As the first to introduce Ray Tracing technology into mobile platform, we collaborate with game engine teams to seamlessly integrate features that provide our users with a flawless gaming experience. Finally, we implement software validation and automation processes to guarantee the highest levels of quality and performance for our products.

On the Xclipse GPU software team, we are dedicated to staying at the forefront of technology, constantly researching and experimenting with new developments to bring consumers the most advanced mobile GPU software available.

Pay Transparency

At Samsung - SARC/ACL, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $144,345 and $257,336. Your actual base pay will depend on variables that may include your education skills, qualifications, experience, and work location.

Samsung employees have access to benefits including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), free onsite lunch, employee purchase program, tuition assistance (after 6 months), paid time off, student loan program, wellness incentives, and many more. In addition, regular full-time employees (salaried or hourly) are eligible for MBO bonus compensation, based on company, division, and individual performance.

Additionally, this role might be eligible to participate in long term incentive plan and relocation.

U.S. Export Control

This position requires the ability to access information subject to U.S. export control restrictions. Applicants must have the ability to access export-controlled information or be eligible to receive a government authorization to access export-controlled information.

Trade Secrets

By submitting an application, you [applicant] agree[s] not to disclose to Samsung, or induce Samsung to use, any confidential or proprietary information (including trade secrets) belonging to any current or previous employer or other person or entity.

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