AMD Is Hiring Two More Open-Source Linux GPU Driver Developers
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 22 March 2015 at 09:28 AM EDT. 95 Comments
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AMD issued two job postings this past week for hiring more open-source Linux graphics driver developers.

AMD is looking to hire two senior software development engineers to work on open-source graphics drivers in Markham, Ontario. The two new hires will work on the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver stack and enable new hardware support, improve driver performance, doordinate with developers and Linux distributions, address customer/QA issues, and take care of other driver-related work.

These two software engineering positions require experienced Linux developers ideally with existing open-source graphics driver programming experience, experience with multimedia is a plus, and other Linux talents are a plus.

The two new postings last week are Req 31264 and Req 31265 with all of the same details.

These developers would be joining the team of existing open-source Linux Radeon driver developers including Alex Deucher, Marek Olšák, Christian König, Michel Dänzer, etc.

It's great to see AMD hiring more to work on their open-source Linux graphics stack given that Intel has multiple times more open-source developers employed working on their graphics driver. Hopefully this will lead to more OpenGL 4.x support getting squared away, Vulkan support, and other features that lead to the open-source driver trailing behind the Catalyst blob.
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