Open-Source S/W Developer (Apache Projects)

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 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.

The Role:

Provide technical leadership for a team of software developers who create new features aligned with AMD’s server platform roadmap to deliver scalable performance. Implement new algorithms, enable hardware engines to accelerate Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark based workloads for AMD’s EPYC platforms. Work with application engineers on performance characterization, tuning and optimization of software applications for server platforms. You’ll work on industry-leading server platforms from leading OEMs for on-prem deployments and leading cloud instances. You’ll work with the open-source communities to develop these features and with leading ISVs to distribute these new features in their distributions. You will work with customers to deploy these new features and tune them for complex, distributed software applications across multiple industry verticals (for example, among others: databases, telecom, big-data, analytics, financial services, media, entertainment).

The Person:

Are you passionate about open-source software and developing new, leading-edge features in large, distributed frameworks? Are you a committer/maintainer for open-source frameworks such as Apache Hadoop/Spark projects? Do you enjoy working with customers to right-size, troubleshoot and fine-tune their deployments for maximum performance? Do you have strong communication skills to write technical documents for others to use and refer to? Then, we want to talk to you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand current and planned features in AMD’s server hardware roadmap for CPU, GPU and accelerators
  • Develop software features and extensions aligned with these features for CPU cores, higher memory footprint and IO subsystems
  • Evangelize new features for distributed systems aligned with the AMD EPYC platform and industry-standard technology
  • Work within the open-source community to upstream these changes
  • Enhance SW frameworks to offload common functions to accelerators e.g. FPGAs, GPUs
  • Publish methodologies used and results obtained via tuning guides, white-papers, and technical presentations at conferences


Preferred Experience:

  • Deep understanding of x86 architecture
  • Expert knowledge of one or more projects in the Apache Hadoop/Spark ecosystems e.g., HDFS, MapReduce, YARN or Spark core
  • Strong work experience with distributed systems and environments
  • Performance analysis tools for Linux/Windows (bare-metal or virtualized environments)
  • Familiarity with typical customer deployments of big-data frameworks such as Apache or Cloudera

Academic Credentials:

  • 4-year engineering degree (CS/EE) preferred

Location: Santa Clara, CA or Austin, TX




Requisition Number: 116505 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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