Linux Kernel Virtualization Developer

Jun 23, 2024
Austin, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work


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Linux Kernel Virtualization Engineer

 

THE ROLE:

As an upstream Linux kernel developer in our Linux Server Operating Systems team - you will get to participate in enabling various AMD x86-64 architecture features in Linux. Design and develop core CPU and SOC features for the Linux kernel and related open source projects. This opportunity gets you involved in all phases of software development. The focus for this role will be on security and virtualization and will be focused on AMD confidential computing roadmap and live migration.

 

THE PERSON:

A Linux Security & Virtualization Engineer with strong analysis and problem-solving skills who will deliver responsive and efficient solutions that bring new AMD processors to market with virtualization solutions. Engage proven technical collaboration to guide the process of AMD hardware enablement for new generation CPUs. Utilize polished written and verbal communication skills to work with on-site and offshore teams, analyze system requirements, coordinate feature design and development with other teams.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead the design and implementation of SEV-SNP live migration for Linux. Identifying bottlenecks and optimizations & features to advantage EPYC CPUs. Drive features and functionality to our partner technical teams including the Linux kernel, virtualization, and security communities. Support the solutions offered by our partner companies. Review code, build unit tests, and write detailed documentation. Collaborate!

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

An understanding of the Linux kernel and related upstream development workflow
Understanding of x86-64 and amd64 technologies
Advanced programming skills in C for operating system kernel & systems development
Experience with the GNU toolchains
Deep understanding of operating systems concepts, security, data structures, x86-64 architecture, and virtualization
Experience with low-level debug tools as well as emulators and simulators
Experience Deep understanding of operating systems concepts, security, data structures, x86-64 architecture, and virtualization running, analyzing, and tuning system performance benchmarks
Experience managing development projects and coordinating collaborative open source development
Experience with Rust and the Rust toolchain is desirable
Experience and success in with Linux kernel community development and support is desirable

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS:

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or another relevant field

Master's Degree preferred

 

Location:

Austin, TX

 

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At AMD, your base pay is one part of your total rewards package.  Your base pay will depend on where your skills, qualifications, experience, and location fit into the hiring range for the position. You may be eligible for incentives based upon your role such as either an annual bonus or sales incentive. Many AMD employees have the opportunity to own shares of AMD stock, as well as a discount when purchasing AMD stock if voluntarily participating in AMD’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You’ll also be eligible for competitive benefits described in more detail here.

 

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity, inclusive employers and will consider all applicants without regard to 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.   We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective laws throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

At AMD, your base pay is one part of your total rewards package.  Your base pay will depend on where your skills, qualifications, experience, and location fit into the hiring range for the position. You may be eligible for incentives based upon your role such as either an annual bonus or sales incentive. Many AMD employees have the opportunity to own shares of AMD stock, as well as a discount when purchasing AMD stock if voluntarily participating in AMD’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You’ll also be eligible for competitive benefits described in more detail here.

 

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity, inclusive employers and will consider all applicants without regard to 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.   We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective laws throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.


Linux Kernel Virtualization Engineer

 

THE ROLE:

As an upstream Linux kernel developer in our Linux Server Operating Systems team - you will get to participate in enabling various AMD x86-64 architecture features in Linux. Design and develop core CPU and SOC features for the Linux kernel and related open source projects. This opportunity gets you involved in all phases of software development. The focus for this role will be on security and virtualization and will be focused on AMD confidential computing roadmap and live migration.

 

THE PERSON:

A Linux Security & Virtualization Engineer with strong analysis and problem-solving skills who will deliver responsive and efficient solutions that bring new AMD processors to market with virtualization solutions. Engage proven technical collaboration to guide the process of AMD hardware enablement for new generation CPUs. Utilize polished written and verbal communication skills to work with on-site and offshore teams, analyze system requirements, coordinate feature design and development with other teams.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead the design and implementation of SEV-SNP live migration for Linux. Identifying bottlenecks and optimizations & features to advantage EPYC CPUs. Drive features and functionality to our partner technical teams including the Linux kernel, virtualization, and security communities. Support the solutions offered by our partner companies. Review code, build unit tests, and write detailed documentation. Collaborate!

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

An understanding of the Linux kernel and related upstream development workflow
Understanding of x86-64 and amd64 technologies
Advanced programming skills in C for operating system kernel & systems development
Experience with the GNU toolchains
Deep understanding of operating systems concepts, security, data structures, x86-64 architecture, and virtualization
Experience with low-level debug tools as well as emulators and simulators
Experience Deep understanding of operating systems concepts, security, data structures, x86-64 architecture, and virtualization running, analyzing, and tuning system performance benchmarks
Experience managing development projects and coordinating collaborative open source development
Experience with Rust and the Rust toolchain is desirable
Experience and success in with Linux kernel community development and support is desirable

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS:

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or another relevant field

Master's Degree preferred

 

Location:

Austin, TX

 

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