Lead Software Development Engineer

Location: San Jose, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Lead Software Development Engineer



Great opportunity for an experienced strong technical lead to join an elite team in the Adaptive & Embedded Computing Group (AECG) division of AMD and shares our enthusiasm for leading next generation software build infrastructure that enables componentization to delivery high quality software and bring agility for shipping releases for various products.  Our mission is to enable efficient and high-quality software production through scalable DevOps infrastructure and adhering to best practices.  This is a unique opportunity to work on DevOps and MLOps.



We are part of Central Engineering team, and our team designs, develops, and maintains build tooling and infrastructure that enables developers to build next generation products. Your role will be essential to enabling the successful development, testing, and continuous integration necessary to deliver top quality solutions to AMD Xilinx customers and partners. Your work will involve significant challenges as you plan, implement, configure, and expand the environments necessary for successful solution development, including automated testing and software componentization.


If you wish to be a part of a fast-moving and dynamic engineering organization with lifetime opportunity to work on breaking the code into management, testable components, consider becoming our new DevOps tools engineer.



  • Proven experience building developer tool
  • Python/Java Programming
  • Linux Operating System / Command Line Interface
  • Knowledge of Build tools (i.e., Gradle, cMake, Bazel)
  • Experienced implementing tooling supporting continuous integration utilizing automated build system
  • Experience with Jenkins and Continuous Integration/Deployment tools (CI/CD)
  • Expertise with Software Build tools like Maven, Gradle or Bazel or Cmake
  • Worked on Linux distributions including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Red Hat Linux
  • Experience with using tool like GITHub automation or pipeline orchestration tools like GITlab, JFrog Pipelines
  • Experienced at Java, C/C++
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a larger team to deliver quality solutions to end-users in a timely fashion
  • Over seven (7) plus years of hands-on programming/scripting experience preferably in Java/C++
  • Fully self-sufficient in software development concepts and methods, coding, and debugging
  • Proactively engages with users to identify and deliver against new automation opportunities
  • Proactively identifies and delivers solutions that reduce development and support costs
  • Demonstrates flexible adaptability in working with still maturing, generation-dependent software development and testing methods
  • Ability to Lead the team and establish the technical direction and capable of developing a single project in its entirety
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Enjoys working with users to educate and provide guidance in helping them to achieve their goals and to improve the developer productivity



  • Proven experience building developer tools: Gradle or cMake or Bazel
  • Java Programming and Object-Oriented Design
  • Linux Operating System / Command Line Interface
  • SCM: Perforce, GIT
  • Docker
  • Testing Methodologies
  • Experience building, scaling & monitoring infrastructure needed for SaaS based application and services is a plus
  • SQL knowledge, NoSQL knowledge is a plus



  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field with years of relevant industry experience or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related equivalent field with a few years of relevant industry experience desired.



  • San Jose, CA



Requisition Number: 180121 
Country: United States State: California City: San Jose 
Job Function: Design

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