Director, System Software - CUDA



Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2023

NVIDIA CUDA team is looking for an outstanding Director of System Software to lead multiple kernel mode teams. This essential role will give you a rare opportunity to influence and deliver a wide range of GPU Compute verticals which impact all our growing businesses. We are looking to grow our company with the smartest people in the world and put your passion to work. You will define and execute upon a comprehensive and multi-functional CUDA kernel mode software deliverables, work with peer engineering, product and program leaders to ensure the team performs and delivers innovative system software features while leading a dedicated and dynamic team of kernel engineers.

You will prioritize planning, scheduling, and leading the execution of all projects and activities by applying your technical leadership, and management knowledge. We need you to demonstrate a proven and deep understanding of software development principles, hands-on experience in OS/kernel level development, firmware development, familiarity with Pre and Post-Si SW development and work in a collaborative and matrixed environment to accomplish product goals. Ideal candidate should have experience with customer interaction. To be successful in this role, you will need to be highly motivated, passionate, proactive and lead with your own ‘shovel’ i.e. willing to roll-up sleeves.

What you will be doing:

  • As a senior software leader, you will be expected to be both a technical and managerial leader for the CUDA kernel mode teams; build vision, strategy, and roadmaps.

  • You will develop strategic direction for the group and foster software quality improvement for CUDA kernel mode components deployed on multiple products/systems.

  • Ability to thrive in a highly dynamic and diverse environment, showing strong interpersonal skills, insightful organizational and communication abilities, and a real passion for working as a single focused team.

  • Continuously review and identify improvement opportunities in established processes, infrastructure, and practices to ensure the teams are executing in the most efficient and transparent manner.

  • Collaborate with engineering teams, program and product management, and partners to ensure product requirements, goals and objectives are met and exceeded.

  • Highly resilient; pursues every task with drive and a sense of urgency. Consistently moves problems toward resolution; helps others do the same.

  • Knowledge and willingness to stay on top of the latest software products and technologies, and be able to internalize and communicate how new technologies can be integrated into NVIDIA’s software

What we need to see:

  • 15+ overall years of experience in the software industry with specializations in firmware, system software in an agile environment

  • 10+ years in strong technical leadership positions (technical director, senior architect). 5+ year as Director of engineering level managing large (30+) and distributed teams

  • MS, or Ph.D. in CS, EE (related technical field) or equivalent experience.

  • Strong understanding of operating system internals, memory management, C/C++/Assembly languages, and system software concepts.

  • Familiarity with Pre-silicon/Post-silicon SW development life cycle and tools.

  • Practical experience leading SoC/ASIC/BIOS firmware development, SW development for x86/ARM CPU and/or GPUs families.

  • Proven success leading complex software products through the full product Life Cycle (definition, development, delivery, maintenance/support, end-of-life) in Agile environment.

  • Experience leading SW/product development in HPC, Datacenter domains and familiarity with GPU compute programming model frameworks such as CUDA, OpenCL, HIP.

NVIDIA’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots, and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world. Today, we are increasingly known as “the AI computing company.” NVIDIA is widely considered to be one of the technology world’s most desirable employers. We have some of the most forward-thinking , dedicated and hard-working people in the world working for us. If you passionate about what you do, creative and autonomous, we want to hear from you!

The base salary range is 304,000 USD - 460,000 USD. Your base salary will be determined based on your location, experience, and the pay of employees in similar positions.

You will also be eligible for equity and benefits. NVIDIA accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

NVIDIA is committed to fostering a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.