Linux Kernel CXL Principal SW Engineer

Location: Portland, Oregon, 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 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 Kernel Engineer – CXL Enablement, Debug, Optimization

 

The Role:

As an experienced Linux kernel I/O developer 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 kernel 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.

 

Focus will be on developing Linux kernel support for CXL (Compute Express Link) in the upstream Linux kernel community. 

 

Key Responsibilities:

Collaborate with upstream Linux kernel developer and maintainers to build out support for CXL in supporting AMD EPYC CPUs.    Incorporate requirements from AMD and partner roadmaps for features, performance, and scalability.   Support solutions offered by our partner companies and end point devices.   Review code, build unit tests, and write detailed documentation. Collaborate!

 

Preferred Experience:

  • Expert understanding and experience with the Linux kernel and related upstream development workflow
  • Deep experience with PCIe and Linux PCI subsystem, and end point driver exploitation.
  • Desirable: Knowledge of CXL technology and specifications
  • Advanced programming skills in C for operating system kernel & systems development
  • Exposure to KVM/QEMU (including x86-64 virtualization extensions) is a plus
  • Experience with the GNU toolchain
  • Proficient use of git
  • Proven experience and success in with Linux kernel community development and support
  • 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
  • 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

 

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Requisition Number: 109981 
Country: United States State: Oregon City: Portland 
Job Function: Design
  

 

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