Senior Software Development Engineer

Location: San Jose, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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

AMD’s Xilinx Runtime library (XRT) provides software interface to AMD Xilinx FPGA based products: PCIe based Alveo accelerator cards, MPSoC based embedded platforms and AIE-enabled Versal ACAP devices. It includes user-space libraries and 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 (in firmware and driver) for AIE-enabled devices that accelerates ML work load.
  • Work with technical leads and others to converge on the design of all runtime software
  • Collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams to implement and debug firmware/driver on AIE-enabled device as required



  • Background in Computer Science or related fields
  • Proficiency in C programming
  • Experience with CMake build system and shell scripts
  • Experience with modern source control systems such as GitHub
  • Rich experience in building complex and high-performance device firmwares
  • Experience working with PCIe devices such as networking cards, GPUs, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills



  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related technical fields plus 4+ years of relevant software development experience OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in the same field(s) and 6+ years of relevant software development experience


Desired skills:

  • Experience with device firmware programming
  • Experience with device driver programming
  • Familiarity with FPGAs and ASICs
  • Background in open-source development
  • Experience in working with remote and distributed teams



Requisition Number: 173502 
Country: United States State: California City: San Jose 
Job Function: Design

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