Java Applications Engineer, Principal

  • Ampere
  • Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

This position can be in Santa Clara, CA or Portland, OR

The Role

The Product Engineering team at Ampere is looking for an experienced Java Application Engineer to help enable the next generation of software stacks on the next generation of Cloud Native CPUs - the Ampere Altra family.  In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to work with some of the biggest, most innovative Cloud companies on the planet and will be a critical part of a fantastic team that makes Arm-based processors successful in the Cloud.

What you'll do

  • In this position, you will build expertise on the architectural features of the Ampere Altra family of CPUs
  • Work with other software and hardware engineers across organizations to incorporate learnings into optimizing Java-based software stacks.
  • Work with the Solutions, Sales, and Marketing teams to ensure the fruits of your labor are well-understood by customers. 

What you'll bring

  • Minimum of 8 years of software enabling and development experience on Java-based applications like Cassandra, Hadoop, and Apache Lucene.
  • Familiarity with performance analysis and the use of profiling tools that can help point out areas of improvement in the code as well as the ability to prototype changes based on the data.
  • Familiarity with the myriad of compiler and runtime knobs in OpenJDK.
  • Experience contributing to Open Source projects desirable.


  • BS/MS Degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Perks in Santa Clara

  • Office has panoramic views of Silicon Valley
  • Garage parking
  • Gym and café on campus
  • Healthy snacks and drinks
  • Standing desks
  • Ping-pong
  • Unlimited Flextime

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 café, 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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.