Linux Software Engineer (Multimedia) - 117881
Markham, Ontario, CA
5d ago

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.

Linux Software Engineer (Multimedia)

The Role :

Our team works on open-source GPU drivers for Linux. We are leading contributors to the Radeon Mesa graphics and multimedia drivers included in popular Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, and Debian.

Our software is used in exciting products such as the Tesla Model S and the Steam Deck.

The Person :

We are looking for expert software engineers to develop, maintain, and support multimedia drivers in support of a wide range of applications.

Successful candidates will apply their knowledge of Linux device driver development or Linux application development to become key contributors to the ongoing development of AMD GPU drivers for current and future hardware.

Ideal candidates are passionate about Linux and open source, are self-motivated, have outstanding problem-solving skills, will thrive in a fast-paced environment, and have a proven track record to collaborate within and across diverse teams.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Contribute improvements to the Linux kernel and Mesa multimedia drivers for AMD graphics products.
  • Contribute to software projects of significant technical importance.
  • Tackle sophisticated non-recurring problems leading to development and implementation.
  • Debug, analyze and resolve quality and certification issues as reported by Customers and QA.
  • Collaborate closely with developers in the open source development community.
  • Preferred Experience :

  • Familiarity with graphics or multimedia GPU application development using APIs such as OpenGL, Vulkan, and VAAPI.
  • Familiarity with Linux GPU driver development (kernel and user-mode), ideally on AMD hardware.
  • Experience with Linux application development in C and C++.
  • Broad technical knowledge of Linux operating systems.
  • Familiarity with open source and Linux community development practices and collaboration.
  • Excellent analytical, debugging, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of software engineering practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Academic Credentials :

  • Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field.
  • Location : Markham, ON, Canada


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