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Systems Performance Engineer - AI/ML

Austin, TX, US

Micron’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all.  Join an inclusive team focused on one thing: using our expertise in the relentless pursuit of innovation for customers and partners. The solutions we create help make everything from virtual reality experiences to breakthroughs in neural networks possible. We do it all while committing to integrity, sustainability, and giving back to our communities. Because doing so can spark the very innovation we are pursuing. 


Req. ID: 288001 



Micron Data Center Workload Engineering in Austin, Texas, is looking for an engineer to join our team. Understanding key workloads in the data center space is a Micron imperative, in order to improve current products in the memory and storage hierarchy, study how different data center workloads perform on the memory/storage products both in isolation and in concert and bring about a total value proposition to customers based on efficiently utilizing several Micron products. To this end, we characterize the performance of memory and flash-based media for data center applications, storage systems, and AI platforms. If you are a hands-on problem solver who has an aptitude for learning new technologies, we want to talk to you! The initiative, passion, and leadership skills are valued in your day-to-day work.


Micron has long been a leader in DRAM and Flash memory, and we are at the forefront of emerging technologies such as CXL and high-bandwidth memory. We are well-positioned to lead the data center revolution that will allow customers to experience the full benefit of these exciting memory technologies.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and deploy data center solutions that simulate customer environments – Specific focus around AI/ML, RDBMS, NoSQL, SDS, HPC, data analytics, and emerging platforms
  • Performance benchmarking of DRAM, High-bandwidth memory (HBM), GDDR, and SSD using both microbenchmarks and applications in the aforementioned areas
  • Create reference system architectures for workloads, composed of memory and storage hierarchy products
  • Automate and expand existing benchmarking capabilities to improve efficiency and repeatability
  • Demonstrate skills at instrumenting and measuring application workload requests, analyze solution performance down to memory and SSD subsystems, monitoring system resource utilization
  • Analyze system-level bottlenecks and solve issues involving virtualization technologies, distributed architectures, and complex application workload environments
  • Interpret findings and results, summarizing into standard methodologies, technical papers, and presentations to help the sales organizations better meet customer requirements
  • Work with multi-functional teams and key partners to deliver prescriptive guidance documents to position our technology products in premier data center/enterprise application environments
  • Drive continuous improvement feedback to Micron product development organizations
  • Meet project schedules with a high degree of fidelity
  • Present technical content at key industry events


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong computer systems foundations
  • Knowledge of server system memory (DRAM, HBM), storage hierarchy (SSD), and processors
  • Experience with performance analysis
  • Knowledge of AI, ML/DL frameworks and models (in vision, NLP, recommendation) and running them on CPU-GPU heterogeneous architectures
  • AI training/inference benchmarking with knowledge around the impact of model performance on memory/storage subsystems strongly sought after
  • Experience in high-performance computing (HPC) applications and storage systems
  • Experience with data center-class software and solutions; hypervisors and SDS stacks: VMware ESX, VSAN, Microsoft Hyper-V, Azure Stack HCI, Ceph, Docker, Linux Containers
  • Synthetic I/O characterization and related tools – FIO, VMMark, vdbench, FIO, IOR, MDTest, etc.
  • Standard database benchmarking tools and methodologies; TPC-C, TPC-H, YCSB, etc.
  • Experience in data analytics applications and tools – Spark
  • Hands-on experience with enterprise hardware for high-demand applications
  • Operating systems and associated internal virtual memory and storage stacks: Linux, VMware, Microsoft
  • Familiarity with leading scripting, programming languages, and technologies, Python preferred, other object-oriented languages acceptable
  • Familiarity with PCIe and NVLINK connectivity
  • IP network design and deployment: VLAN, RoCE, InfiniBand
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills



A bachelor’s or master’s degree and 5+ years of experience.


About Micron Technology, Inc.

We are an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions. Through our global brands – Micron® and Crucial® – our broad portfolio of high-performance memory and storage technologies, including DRAM, NAND, 3D XPoint™ memory and NOR, is transforming how the world uses information to enrich life. Backed by more than 40 years of technology leadership, our memory and storage solutions enable disruptive trends, including artificial intelligence, 5G, machine learning and autonomous vehicles, in key market segments like mobile, data center, client, consumer, industrial, graphics, automotive, and networking. Our common stock is traded on the Nasdaq under the MU symbol. To learn more visit


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


Micron prohibits the use of child labor and complies with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and other international and industry labor standards.


Micron does not charge candidates any recruitment fees or unlawfully collect any other payment from candidates as consideration for their employment with Micron.


For US Sites Only: To request assistance with the application process and/or for reasonable accommodations, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 or 208-368-4748 and/or by completing our General Contact Form

Keywords:  Austin || Texas (US-TX) || United States (US) || CNBU (Compute & Networking Business Unit) || Experienced || Regular || Engineering || Not Applicable || Tier 4 || 

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