Linux Engineer - Client - 82519

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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What you do at AMD changes everything 

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 push boundaries, deliver innovation, and change the world. If you have this type of passion, take a look at this opportunity available to join our team.

Client Linux Engineer

The role:

Step up into a 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 and Radeon 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 in order to allow the kernel and other services extract platform configuration and runtime information. Join a group of engineers collaborating with customers helping 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/APU. Figure out how changes in the kernel upstream pipeline help meet the goals new platforms.


The person:

A proficient developer with strong Linux skills. Take a primary role in between silicon 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. Build new processor capabilities and improve 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? This is the opportunity!


Preferred experience:

  • Excellent skills in C and Python, Proficient in ACPI/ASL and Assembly Language
  • Prefer prior experience with: client PC and server system design and validation; testing tools and environments, defect tracking and revision control
  • Prefer familiarity with: general Computer Architecture concepts and silicon features; Microsoft Operating Systems, Linux Operating Systems, virtualization software (VMware, Xen, et al), and validation/certification processes for each of these environments; system component compatibility; high performance client IO adapters, drivers; 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 on commercial/enterprise environments; working with platform firmware and services (UEFI/ACPI), Linux kernel API, and other interfaces used by Linux systems
  • Along with a degree, at least four (4) years of proven experience


Academic credentials:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or other relevant subject area
  • Master’s Degree (MS) preferred



Austin, Texas | Greater Austin Area


Requisition Number: 82519 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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