AMD has continued to hire Linux and other open source developers for additional features in the company. Recently, the company has published a new position for the open source GPU driver stack, focusing on efforts in multimedia, reports Phoronix. AMD is looking for more open source developers with multimedia expertise and next-gen GPUs
AMD is involved in open source GPU sections in products like Elon Musk’s Tesla Model S and Valve’s Steam Deck models. Outside of those two prominent sectors, AMD is heavily used among the Linux gaming community due to its ongoing efforts to keep its open source drivers up to date.
The job posting asks for the position to be filled by an engineer capable of contributing Mesa and Linux kernels to AMD’s line of GPUs. Applicant must have experience with VA-API, current video codec, and multiple multimedia processing experiences. This experience includes the OpenGL and Vulkan accelerators. Additionally, the applicant would also need to know about AV1 video codecs. Our team works on open source developers and GPU drivers for Linux. We are the major contributor of Radeon Mesa graphics and multimedia drivers included in popular Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, and Debian. Our software is used in exciting products like the Tesla Model S and the Steam Deck. We are looking for expert software engineers to develop, maintain and support multimedia drivers for 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 continued 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 of collaborating within and across diverse teams.