Linux Kernel Dev Lead Mgr - 81683

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 join our Linux Kernel team.

Linux Kernel Development Tech Lead


The Role

Does your career bring an established background as a tech lead (or experience with managing/supervising) as well as Linux experience? As our Tech/Team Lead over our Linux Kernel and Virtualization Development Software Engineering team - take responsibility for technical leadership and technical mentoring a team of developers. This team designs, implements, and tests Linux Operating Systems features to support AMD CPUs. We deliver responsive and efficient solutions in order to bring exciting, new AMD processors to market with virtualization solutions.


Key Responsibilities

  • Technially lead an engineering team including guidance in the area of Linux kernel and KVM/QEMU virtualization development, goal setting and conducting annual performance evaluations
  • Collaborate closely with Linux developers to drive improvements and enhancements in Linux kernel features, track and fix bugs, and test drivers to be aligned with key results
  • Provide technical mentorship to engineers
  • Understand and present technical status updates to upper managers, peers, and engineer teams
  • Give innovative technical insight to build priorities and craft right actions


Preferred Experience

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in as a software developer in OS kernel development, including some experience as a technical lead or people manager
  • Deep understanding of operating systems concepts, data structures, x86-64 architecture, and virtualization
  • Strong organization and communication skills with a proven track record of project delivery
  • Knowledge of software engineering practices for the full life cycle of software development, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Solid understanding and experience with Linux - including the system call interface, kernel code, architecture-dependent code, and related upstream development workflow
  • Experience with open source Linux development, building and submitting patches for LKML, and working with external software partners


Academic Credentials

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



Austin, TX | Greater Austin Metropolitan Area, Texas


Requisition Number: 81683 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 


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