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Software Developer - Open Source
Company: AMD
Location: SantaClara, CA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 11/29/2021
Expire Date: 01/28/2022
Job Categories: Arts, Entertainment, and Media, Computers, Software, Engineering, Finance/Economics, Government and Policy, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Military, Telecommunications, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Software Developer - Open Source

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 Role:

Join a team of software developers who create new features aligned with AMD’s server platform roadmap. Implement new algorithms, enable hardware engines to accelerate Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark based workloads. Work with application engineers on performance characterization, tuning and optimization of software applications for server platforms. You’ll work on industry-leading server platforms from leading OEMs for on-prem deployments and leading cloud instances. You’ll work with the open-source communities to develop these features and with leading ISVs to distribute these new features in their distributions. You will work with customers to deploy these new features and tune them for complex, distributed software applications across multiple industry verticals (for example, among others: databases, telecom, big-data, analytics, financial services, media, entertainment).

The Person:

Are you passionate about open-source development? Do you contribute code and/or are you a committer/maintainer for open-source frameworks such as Apache Hadoop or Spark projects? Do you enjoy working with customers to right-size, troubleshoot and fine-tune their deployments for maximum performance? Do you have strong communication skills to write technical documents for others to use and refer to? Then, you’ll fit right in!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand current and planned features in AMD’s server hardware roadmap for CPU, GPU and accelerators

  • Develop software features and extensions aligned with these features for CPU cores, higher memory footprint and IO subsystems

  • Set up applications or benchmarks on a cluster of server systems

  • Characterize performance of the benchmark or application with these new features

  • Collect and analyze data to identify and mitigate performance hotspots

  • Work with ISVs or open-source maintainers to release these changes

  • Publish methodologies used and results obtained via tuning guides, white-papers, and technical presentations at conferences

Preferred Experience:

  • Expert knowledge of one or more projects in the Apache Hadoop or Spark Ecosystems e.g., HDFS, MapReduce, YARN or Spark core

  • Strong work experience with distributed systems and environments

  • Performance analysis tools for Linux/Windows (bare-metal or virtualized environments)

  • Familiarity with typical customer deployments of big-data frameworks such as Apache or Cloudera

Academic Credentials:

  • 4-year Engineering Degree (CS/EE) preferred

Location: Santa Clara CA, Austin TX, or Virtual (Must Reside in the U.S.)  


AMD is a government contractor and subcontractor. As required by Executive Order, our US employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s work location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by December 8, 2021. AMD will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request an exception from this requirement if you have a need for a religious and/or medical accommodation.



Requisition Number: 120084 

Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 

Job Function: Design


AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. We consider candidates regardless of age, ancestry, color, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third party affiliation, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status. Please click here for more information.

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Company Name: AMD
Website: https://jobs.amd.com/job/Santa-Clar...
Company Description:
Founded in 1969 as a Silicon Valley start-up, the AMD journey began with dozens of employees focused on leading-edge semiconductor products. From those modest beginnings, AMD has grown into a global company of 10,000 people, achieving many important industry firsts along the way. AMD today develops high-performance computing and visualization products to solve some of the world's toughest and most interesting challenges. There has never been a better time to be in the semiconductor industry, and we are ready to tackle the next 50 years with high-performance computing and graphics solutions that transform all of our lives.
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