Software Development Engineer

Location: San Jose, California, 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.

AMD is looking for a Software Developer to join our Open-Source Deep Learning Compiler Team.  The compiler reads machine learning networks ang generates code for ACAPs that is optimized for latency, throughput and power.


In this position, you will compile and optimize machine learning networks in languages like PyTorch, TensorFlow or ONNX.  You will work closely with senior developers to identify and implement optimizations and transformations, such as quantization, operator fusion, tiling, and memory layout, targeted to ACAP, and will contribute to open-source code based on MLIR (Multi-level Internal Reference).


AMD-Xilinx is seeking a talented, highly motivated, and self-driven software engineer to work on Xilinx Runtime (XRT) as part of the Vitis Development organization.

The Vitis unified software platform enables the development of embedded software and accelerated applications on heterogeneous Xilinx platforms including FPGAs, SoCs, and Versal ACAPs. It provides a unified programming model for accelerating Edge, Cloud, and Hybrid computing applications.


Xilinx Runtime library (XRT) provides software interface to Xilinx FPGA based products: PCIe based Alveo accelerator cards, MPSoC based embedded platforms and ACAPs. It includes user-space libraries, APIs, kernel mode drivers, board utilities, and firmware.


XRT is opensource and developed on GitHub We are a high-performance distributed team that works with various other teams including HW platform, Vitis solution, and testing. The selected candidate will be involved in creating and extending features in XRT.



  • Build, design and implement high performance runtime features and command line utilities
  • Work with technical leads and others to converge on design of APIs and user interfaces of utilities
  • Get Linux driver requirements from stakeholder teams for supporting new Xilinx accelerator boards and new features; Implement these requirements
  • Collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams to streamline or improve adoption of XRT as required
  • Contribute to driver upstreaming efforts to the Linux kernel



  • Background in Computer Science or related fields
  • Proficiency in C while developing device drivers on Linux operating systems
  • Deep knowledge of OS fundamentals
  • Experience with Makefiles
  • Experience with modern source control systems such as GitHub
  • Rich experience in building complex and high performance multi-threaded applications on Linux operating system distros
  • Experience working with PCIe devices such as networking cards, GPUs, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid experience in debugging and root-causing complex problems in system-level software
  • Partner with standards committee members (such as Linux driver maintainers)



  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related technical fields plus a few years of relevant software development experience OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in the same field(s) and a few years of relevant software development experience


Desired skills:

  • Have successfully submitted patches to the mainstream Linux kernel
  • Knowledge of C++
  • Familiarity with FPGAs and ASICs
  • Background in open-source development
  • Experience in working with remote and distributed teams



Requisition Number: 154003 
Country: United States State: California City: San Jose 
Job Function: Design

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