Software Development Engineer - AI/ML, drivers, DirectML, C++ at AMD

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Software Development Engineer - AI/ML, drivers, DirectML, C++
San Jose, California



We care deeply about transforming lives with AMD technology to enrich our industry, our communities, and the world. Our mission is to build great products that accelerate next-generation computing experiences – the building blocks for the data center, artificial intelligence, PCs, gaming and embedded. Underpinning our mission is the AMD culture. We push the limits of innovation to solve the world’s most important challenges. We strive for execution excellence while being direct, humble, collaborative, and inclusive of diverse perspectives. 

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AMD’s Xilinx Runtime library (XRT) provides software interface to AMD AI enabled acceleration devices and AMD-Xilinx Versal based products: PCIe based Alveo accelerator cards, MPSoC based embedded platforms and AIE-enabled Versal ACAP devices. As part of XRT team, you will be responsible for architecting and developing Xilinx RunTime ( user space and kernel code for accelerating computational workloads for hardware accelerators. The XRT software stack spans from high-level modern C++ APIs, Python APIs, and OpenCL through a modularized implementation layer that interfaces with kernel driver code and firmware on the accelerator hardware. The team is looking to welcome a talented, self-driven, motivated, hands-on software engineer who is an expert in large scale C++ development and code architecture. Our team thrives in a fast-paced agile environment, and you must share our enthusiasm for developing high performance, easy-to-use, scalable, and extensible tools using modern software development technologies and practices.




The ideal candidate should be passionate about architecting large scale software systems and improving quality of existing code. If you have a record of delivering commercial software and have insight into DirectML and/or Vulkan, we are looking for you.



  • Architect, design, and implement high-performance runtime features for AIE-enabled devices like RyzenAI that accelerate ML workloads.
  • Work with technical leads and others to converge on the design of runtime software components.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams to implement and debug software stack on AIE-enabled device as required.



  • Strong software development experience in Modern C/C++, and experience using multiple languages and programming paradigms.
  • Deep experience with MLIR, Vulkan and DirectML.
  • Experience with compute languages like HIP, CUDA is a plus.
  • Experience with performance testing, analysis, troubleshooting, and optimizing complex software stack.
  • Experience with modern modular CMake, Git, GitHub, GitHub actions for CI and testing.
  • Solid experience of software development on both Linux and Windows.
  • A mindset for developing high quality software stacks with well-defined pluggable components using modern build systems and unit testing frameworks.



  • BS in CS, ECE, EE or related fields and several years relevant experience
  • MS in CS, ECE, EE or related fields and several years relevant experience

Location: San Jose, Ca. 




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.

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