Senior System Software Engineer

Location: San Jose, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Senior System Software Engineer-153683




AMD - Xilinx is looking for an experienced kernel/hypervisor (Xen, Linux, etc.) engineer to work on cutting-edge Xen on ARM features with the upstream Open-Source community. Xen on ARM is key to many embedded architectures; it enables static partitioning, real-time workloads, and micro-virtualization for containers security, among other things. From industrial to medical and automotive, high-profile embedded deployments make use of Xen to run real-time embedded applications alongside larger Linux environments without interference.




Candidates should be comfortable working with the Xen hypervisor and the Linux kernel. Ideally, they have experience interacting with Open-Source communities, and made upstream code contributions.




In this role you will:

  • Design and implementation of new Xen on ARM features from start to finish
  • Design and implementation of new virtualization components in the Linux kernel
  • Learn new hardware specifications and devise new techniques to virtualize them
  • Code upstreaming to Xen and Linux kernel




  • Expertise with the development of Linux, or Xen, or other hypervisors / operating system kernels
  • Experience in performing collaborative Open-Source development projects and effectively interacting with members of Open Source communities is highly desirable
  • Self-driven and capable of self-learning




BS with 5+ years of related experience or MS with 3+ years of related experience in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or related equivalent. 




San Jose, CA




Requisition Number: 153683 
Country: United States State: California City: San Jose 
Job Function: Design

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