Linux Engineer (Semiconductor/Systems Design)

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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At AMD, we push the boundaries of what is possible.  We believe in changing the world for the better by driving innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies – building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the data center. 

Developing great technology takes more than talent: it takes amazing people who understand collaboration, respect, and who will go the “extra mile” to achieve unthinkable results.  It takes people who have the passion and desire to disrupt the status quo, push boundaries, deliver innovation, and change the world.   If you have this type of passion, we invite you to take a look at the opportunities available to come join our team.

Linux Engineer (Semiconductor/Systems Design)


The Role

Step up into a relatively new organization built to engage more strategically and deeply with our commercial customers - specifically their architecture and engineering teams. As a member on our Client team, drive cross-team engineering efforts to deliver system solutions for strategic customers that enable growth in our joint business. The mission of this role is to drive excellence with Ryzen powered systems both strategically and tactically. 


As a key engineer on our team, you configure and tune Linux distribution packages to take advantage of AMD technologies on customer platforms. Analyze, configure, and propose changes to platform system firmware to allow the kernel and other services extract platform configuration and runtime information. Join a group of engineers collaborating with customers to help understand how the configuration and enablement of platform and software features fulfill end-to-end user scenarios in commercial platforms. Participate in planning the next generation CPU/APUs. Figure out how changes in the kernel upstream pipeline help meet the goals of new platforms. 



The Person 

A proficient Systems engineer with strong Linux skills. Take a primary role in between silicon engineers, firmware engineers, software developers, platform engineers, architects, and leads. Deliver plans to support major Linux distribution partners in upcoming platform launch plans. Demonstrate ability to optimally deliver commercial technologies. 



Key Responsibilities 

Gain expertise on development efforts in the Linux kernel and the open-source ecosystem. Support new processor capabilities by implementing improving new features in Linux. Be a part of our new team as we shape platform configurations and components that represent an efficient integration of hardware and software/firmware.


Want to rebuild a kernel with optional components and build flags that can fine tune a kernel for a specific CPU and platform configuration? Want to contribute to the Linux ecosystem by adding & optimizing kernel features for OEM Laptop/Desktop/Workstation designs? This is the ideal opportunity! 



Preferred Experience 

  • Hands-on debugging experience of CPU/APU/GPU related FW and SW components. Experience putting PC systems together, installing normal PC components including memory, storage, processors and other devices. 
  • Excellent coding/debugging skills in C and Python, Proficient in ACPI/ASL and Assembly Language.
  • Well versed with Client PC (x86) system design and validation; testing tools and environments, defect tracking and source code version control (Git).
  • General familiarity with computer architecture concepts and silicon features; Microsoft Operating Systems, excellent skills in Linux operating systems, virtualization software (KVM, Xen, et al.), validation/certification processes for each of these environments; driver backports; stress testing.
  • Plus understanding and experience with different frameworks and subsystems in Linux responsible to control power, performance, and thermal; benchmarking suites used to determine platform capabilities; managing Linux-based devices in commercial environments; working with platform firmware and services (UEFI/ACPI), Linux kernel API, and other interfaces used by Linux systems.



Academic credentials:

  • Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science degree




Austin, TX




Requisition Number: 130563 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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