Software Development Engineer

Location: Santa Clara, 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.


The Company:

AMD Pensando is a leading provider of data center networking technology. Pensando's distributed services platform will expand AMD's data center product portfolio with a high-performance data processing unit (DPU) and software stack that are already deployed at scale across cloud and enterprise customers including Goldman Sachs, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Oracle.


The Role: 

This position is for a recent graduate with strong software engineering skills who is passionate about solving complex problems. Our team is working on a compiler for the P4 language targeting a domain specific architecture implemented in our family of ASICs. The compiler is based on open source software such as LLVM and P4C and is architected based on modern software design principles and methodologies. You will have the opportunity to make significant contributions from day one and will be mentored along the way by senior engineers with a wealth of experience. In addition, you will be interacting with both compiler customers as well as the ASIC team developing the target ASICs.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain different modules of the compiler
  • Develop and maintain various tools to support our CI/CD processes
  • Write unit level tests to verify the functional correctness of the compiler
  • Interact with customers to aid in the adoption of the compiler
  • Interact with our ASIC team to understand functional and performance tradeoffs


Preferred Experience:

  • Strong background in object-oriented languages, C++ preferred
  • Course work or previous work experience should include compilers, data structures, programming languages
  • Open-minded team player who can work in a geographically dispersed team
  • Familiarity with GitHub, CI/CD methodologies a plus


Academic Credentials:

BS/MS in Computer Science/Computer or Electrical Engineering



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Requisition Number: 175661 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design

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