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GPU Performance Modeling Driver Engineer

GPU Performance Modeling Driver Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino),California,United States


Imagine what you could do here! At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Dynamic, hard-working people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product! We are seeking a highly motivated, innovative, and dedicated engineer to join the Platform Architecture GPU Modeling Team; we are a group that is driving advanced exploration for next generation GPU architectures in iPhone, iPad and Mac products. We rely on strong analytical skills and close collaboration to deliver the best overall solution to our customers. In this highly visible role, you will be at the center of a chip design effort working with all disciplines, with a critical impact on getting highly performant products to millions of customers quickly. This is an opportunity to join Apple’s world-class GPU team to collaborate, develop and improve GPU simulators for research, performance analysis, and architectural tuning.

**Key Qualifications**

+ Strong software skills and proficiency in writing and debugging C/C++ code

+ Graphics API familiarity with Metal, DirectX, Vulkan, or OpenGL

+ Knowledge of drivers and implementation details of graphics and compute APIs

+ Experience working with cutting edge graphics applications/games/benchmarks

+ Strong interpersonal skills and creativity to help the team solve complex design challenges

+ Familiarity with compilers and GPU/CPU architecture is a plus


As part of the Platform Architecture GPU Modeling team, you will be working with architecture, design and software partners on the definition and tuning of Apple’s future GPU architectures. The role involves the creation and maintenance of C++ code modeling the software stack for next gen GPUs. You will be responsible for implementing new and existing Metal APIs to interact with a functional and performance model of the GPU. Implementing a custom driver stack to allow the model to interact with modern workloads using ray tracing, mesh shading, and more, is critical to evaluation of new GPU features. You will collaborate with experienced architects, modeling engineers, compiler engineers, and software teams to assess the feasibility of new hardware and software features, running performance experiments and analyzing results.

**Education & Experience**

BS and a minimum of 10 years relevant industry experience. MS or PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering is preferred.

**Additional Requirements**

**Pay & Benefits**

+ At Apple, 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 $170,700 and $300,200, and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.Apple employees also have the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder through participation in Apple’s discretionary employee stock programs. Apple employees are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards, and can purchase Apple stock at a discount if voluntarily participating in Apple’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You’ll also receive benefits including: Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, retirement benefits, a range of discounted products and free services, and for formal education related to advancing your career at Apple, reimbursement for certain educational expenses — including tuition. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation.Learn more ( about Apple Benefits.Note: Apple benefit, compensation and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements and other terms of the applicable plan or program.Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

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