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Sr. Cloud Software Engineer

Ampere Computing
Portland, OR
  • Expired: March 18, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Role:

As a Member of the Customer and Developer Engineering team you will light up software on new Ampere hardware. You will provide exceptional technical design and thought leadership to the top Cloud Service Providers in the world and demonstrate the value of Ampere hardware through system- and application-level design, development, analysis, system tuning, and optimization.

What you'll do:

  • Work engineer-to-engineer with some of the top Cloud Service Providers in the world to matchmake their services and demonstrate the value of Ampere hardware through system- and application-level development, tuning, and optimization
  • Understanding of the Linux kernel, the ability to patch kernels with key features, and evaluate the efficacy of these patches
  • Understanding the latest in cloud hardware CPUs, and how software interacts.
  • Performing analysis, benchmarking, and working with hardware architecture teams to ensure cloud software stacks utilize underlying Ampere hardware features and help translate this into business value.
  • Develop your knowledge and skills in the cloud software, especially cloud native, arenas
  • Working with product, engineering and support teams to convey partner and customer needs and feedback as input to technology roadmaps.
  • Share real world implementation challenges and successes that would simplify adoption and value from Ampere products. Contribute to best practice in the form of publications, conference presentations, and trainings

What you'll bring:

Required qualifications:

  • 4+ years of design, implementation, benchmarking, optimization, or consulting experience in applications or infrastructures.
  • 4+ years experience within specific technology domain areas (web front end applications, databases, data analytics, search storage, media/graphics, or machine learning)
  • Experience with performance profiling tools like sysstat and perf
  • Hands-on software development via application development, SRE, DevOps engineering, systems
  • Experience with cloud software stacks and virtualized, containerized, and native environments, such as NoSQL databases, Kubernetes, and Docker.
  • Hands-on software development via application development, SRE, DevOps engineering, systems administration, Network Administration, IT Security, Systems Architecture or other technical discipline using common languages such as C/C++, Python, or Java
  • Experience with Linux kernel development and analysis.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong team player

Preferred qualifications:

  • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of the major cloud provider services.
  • Experience working with public cloud solutions across Software-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) markets.
  • Hands-on software development via application development, SRE, DevOps engineering, systems
  • The ability and interest to analyze, debug and resolve performance anomalies across the system and software stack.


  • Minimum Masters Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent practical experience.

What the Customer and Developer Engineering team wants you to know

Ampere is building the next evolution of the CPU for the datacenter. The Customer and Developer Engineering team is at the crux of working with cutting edge software and hardware to unleash the innovation provided by our silicon through developer outreach, developer advocacy, and ensuring customer success with Ampere products. You will have the opportunity to lead, develop new skills, and be a part of the next generation of computing. We are developer relations, software engineers, performance optimizers, software architects and technical evangelists who understand technology deeply and can apply that knowledge to solving customer problems. We are passionate engineers with a startup attitude combined with industry experience who are focused on changing the landscape in the datacenter.

Perks in Santa Clara

  • Office has panoramic views of Silicon Valley
  • Garage parking
  • Gym and caf on campus
  • Healthy snacks, espresso and drinks
  • Standing /Ergo friendly desk set-up
  • Ping-pong/game room
  • Unlimited Flextime and 10+ paid holidays

Perks in Portland

  • Walking distance of breweries, landscaped parks, art galleries, restaurants, and shops
  • Garage parking
  • On-site bike parking and repair station
  • Gym
  • On-site caf, bar, and market
  • Roof top terrace with Willamette River views
  • Healthy snacks, espresso, and drinks
  • Standing /Ergo friendly desk set up
  • Game room
  • Unlimited Flextime and 10+ paid holidays

Our Company

Ampere is designing the future of hyperscale cloud and edge computing with the world's first cloud native processor. Built for the cloud with a modern 64-bit Arm server-based architecture, Ampere gives customers the freedom to accelerate the delivery of all cloud computing applications. With industry-leading cloud performance, power efficiency and scalability, Ampere processors are tailored for the continued growth of cloud and edge computing.

Our Story

Like the scientist behind its name, Ampere employees are innovators. We understand the needs of cloud computing and different software requirements. We are inventing what comes next and looking at everything from the structure of memory and how efficient the system is, to considerations on speed, cost of electricity and ability to cool. Power, size, weight and cost are driving the technology requirements and the innovation to come.

Our world class team of engineers, with depth and expertise in the cloud and semiconductor industries, is not only focused on the development of new semiconductor designs but also building out the first software ecosystem for Arm-based server processors. Through the Ampere approach to the cloud and edge, we give our customers the freedom to challenge the status quo and accelerate next-generation data centers for the most memory-intensive applications. Given the challenge we have outlined, we are building a culture of entrepreneurs that ensure customers come first, proactively approaching industry challenges in the areas of security, power and performance, delivering results that matter most


Ampere Computing


Portland, OR
97228 USA



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