Sr. Linux Device Driver Developer ( Machine Learning) - 71308

Location: Markham, CA

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.



Our team works on the ROCm Platform an open-source HPC/Hyperscale-class platform for GPU computing. We're looking for an experienced software engineer to develop, maintain, and support ROCm. The successful candidate will utilize their knowledge of machine learning and Linux device driver development to be a key contributor to the ongoing development of AMD drivers and future hardware.  The ideal candidate will leverage outstanding cross-component, independent problem-solving skills, and work with other Compute / Machine Learning teams at AMD.  The successful candidate will thrive in a dynamic environment, be a strong team player with demonstrated initiative who is passionate about developing leading-edge products.


The successful candidate will be responsible for:


  • Linux GPU driver development in support of Machine Learning and Data Centre applications
  • Contributes to software projects of significant technical importance
  • Solves complex non-recurring problems that leads to development and implementation
  • Debug, analyze and resolve quality and certification issues as reported by Customers and QA
  • Write detailed design notes for new features
  • Coordinate closely with peers and colleagues to ensure timely and effective communication of all assigned work activities
  • Coordinate with developers in the open source development community


Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with 10 years of experience
  • Proficient in C and C++ programming
  • Excellent debugging and trouble-shooting skills
  • Strong general Linux systems administration, software development, and troubleshooting knowledge and experience.
  • Linux kernel development experience, either core kernel development or device driver development.
  • PC architecture knowledge
  • Strong oral and written communication skills


Optional Requirements:


  • Experience with Linux containers kernel level implementation (cgroups, namespaces)
  • Familarity with Linux networking and network/cluster management
  • Familiarity with Linux GPU driver development (kernel and user-mode), ideally on AMD hardware.
  • Familarity with compute, graphics, or multimedia GPU application development using APIs such as OpenCL, OpenGL, and VAAPI.
  • Proven track record of contributions to open source projects
  • Familiarity with Linux security subsystems such as selinux and/or AppArmor


Requisition Number: 71308 
Country: Canada State: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function: Software Engineering 


AMD is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective provincial human rights codes throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Any applicant who requires accommodation should contact

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