Linux Kernel Debug/Test Lead (80474)

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, IN

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:

As an experienced Linux Kernel Support Engineer in our AMD Linux Server Operating Systems team – bring an understanding of computer architecture and operating system concepts designed for the x86-64 architecture. Lead and guide debug and test engineers supporting Linux, KVM, and QEMU for AMD.  


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, customers, and Linux OS Vendors, and open source communities in support of Linux for AMD EPYC CPUs.   Able to grow into supervisor and managment role as team grows in the future to additionally include development activities within local team.  


Key Responsibilities:

Expert Linux system debugger, able to guide small team of engineers in supporting Linux, KVM, and QEMU.   Debug to root cause, develop bug fixes for community, customers, and partners,  develop functional and regression tests, and support testing automation.  Work closely with US based managment and core development team to coordinate local team activities in problem recreation, root cause analysis, fix development, test development and automation. 



Preferred Experience:

  • Solid understanding and experience with the Linux kernel and related upstream development workflow
  • 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
  • Experience with open source software development, building and submitting patches on a mailing list, and working with external software partners
  • Deep understanding of Linux operating systems concepts, data structures, x86-64 architecture, and virtualization
  • Proven background and strength in debugging challenging operating system kernel issues across a breadth of subsystems
  • Experience running, analyzing, and tuning system performance benchmarks desirable
  • Experience with management or team leadership responsibilities


Academic Credentials:

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


Location: Bangalore



Requisition Number: 80474 
Country: India State: Karnataka City: Bangalore 
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