Sr. 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.

Senior Software Engineer


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Architecture: Contribute to the architecture and design of the overall board management solution of Xilinx boards.
  • Software Development: Develop linux user-space & kernel-space apps/drivers for board management. Develop core firmware that is responsible for power & thermal management. Develop open source tool to convert system device tree to firmware metadata.
  • Quality: Develop software at high-quality with tests, develop firmware following functional safety processes.
  • Upstreaming: Any kernel driver work will be upstreamed to linux kernel project.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with board design team, system architect, fpga design tool (Vivado) team and other teams across timezones to identify & solve problems.
  • Ownership: Scope work and risks. Plan milestones & deliver high-quality work artifacts. Transparent in communication to all stakeholders.
  • Business focus: Solve issues in board management solution – pre-bring-up reviews, board bring-up & continuous development & maintenance after customer deployment.
  • Customer obsession: Responsible for working with internal & external customers and customer support teams for resolving critical customer escalations.


Preferred Experience:

  • Expertise in C programming language.
  • Hands-on experience with ARM SoCs and Embedded systems.
  • Hands-on experience with board bring-up & SoC boot flow.
  • Hands-on experience with linux kernel-space & user-space driver development.
  • Hands-on experience collaborating with board design engineers.
  • Previous experience with Xilinx SoC (Zynq, ZynqMP) and Vivado design tools will be strongly preferred.
  • Some experience with python will be preferred.


Academic Credentials:

BS or MS in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or related equivalent.



San Jose, CA



Requisition Number: 153472 
Country: United States State: California City: San Jose 
Job Function: Design

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