Linux Virtualization Performance Lead

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, we invite you to take a look at the opportunities available to come join our team.
 

Linux Kernel Virtualization (KVM/QEMU) Performance Lead

 

The Role:

As a Linux virtualization subject matter expert in our Linux Server Operating Systems team – bring an understanding of computer architecture and operating system concepts designed for the x86-64 architecture. Design and develop core CPU and SOC features for the Linux kernel and related open source projects. This opportunity gets you involved in all phases of the software development!

 

The Person:

A Linux kvm/qemu developer with strong analysis and problem-solving skills who will deliver responsive and efficient solutions that bring new AMD processors to market with virtualization solutions. Engage proven technical collaboration to guide the process of AMD hardware enablement for new generation CPUs. Utilize polished written and verbal communication skills to work with on-site and offshore teams, analyze system requirements, coordinate feature design and development with other teams.

 

Lead effort in supporting, optimizing, and enhancing Linux KVM/QEMU in support AMD EPYC CPUs in all aspects of performance and scalability.  

 

Key Responsibilities:

Virtualization focused role to identify bottlenecks and optimizations/features to advantage EPYC CPUs for high performance, scalability, and even even low-latency I/O requirements. Drive features and functionality to our partner technical teams including the Linux kernel community. Support the solutions offered by our partner companies. Review code, build unit tests, and write detailed documentation. Collaborate! 

 

Preferred Experience:

  • Expert understanding and experience with the Linux kernel KVM/QEMU and related upstream development workflow
  • Advanced programming skills in C for operating system kernel & systems development
  • Experience with the GNU toolchain
  • Proficient use of git
  • Experience with open source software development, building and submitting patches on a mailing list, and working with external software partners
  • Deep understanding of operating systems concepts, data structures, x86-64 architecture, and virtualization
  • Experience with low-level debug tools as well as emulators and simulators
  • Deep experience running, analyzing, and tuning system performance benchmarks

 

Academic Credentials:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or other relevant field
  • Master's Degree preferred

 

Location:

Austin, TX | Greater Austin Metro Area

 

AMD is a government contractor and subcontractor. As required by Executive Order, our US employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s work location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by December 8, 2021. AMD will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request an exception from this requirement if you have a need for a religious and/or medical accommodation.

 

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Requisition Number: 96068 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design
  

 

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