Senior Software Development Engineer

AMD - full time

Markham, Canada

26 May 2017


At AMD, we push the boundaries of what is possible. We believe in changing the world for the better by driving innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies – building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the data center.

Developing great technology takes more than talent: it takes amazing people who understand collaboration, respect, and who will go the “extra mile” to achieve unthinkable results. It takes people who have the passion and desire to disrupt the status quo, push boundaries, deliver innovation, and change the world. If you have this type of passion, we invite you to take a look at the opportunities available to come join our team.

Design, development, validation and maintenance of Multimedia Firmware, Device Drivers, APIs, SDKs and Apps for current and future generations of Accelerated Processing Units (APU).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement device driver and firmware for AMD APU products
  • Design and implement Multimedia functionality to support new HW, SW or OS specifications
  • Reproduce, debug and resolve graphics driver issues with specific hardware and software contexts
  • Design and develop test applications and quality assurance programs

Qualification required:

  • University Degree or Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering
  • Strong C/C++ programming skills
  • Extensive Multimedia (video codecs, color formats, video algorithms) experience
  • Object Oriented Programming knowledge and skills
  • Embedded Programming knowledge and skills
  • Experience with x86 / ARM CPU architecture and System-On-Chip bring-up
  • Working knowledge of GPU and/or APU
  • Kernel Mode Debugging skills, experience with WinDbg, SoftICE, etc.
  • Troubleshooting, ability to triage and root cause issue


  • Video CODEC decode/encode, HEVC, H.264, WMV8/WMV9, VC-1, MPEG4, VP7/VP8/VP9, SVC
  • Video processing and enhancement algorithms
  • OS, Kernel, DDK, SDK, Multimedia, Direct3D, OpenGL, OpenCL knowledge and/or experience
  • DirectShow(DShow), DirectX-VA(DXVA 1/2, DXVA-HD), XvMC, OpenMAX, VAAPI, VDPAU
  • Video processing and enhancement algorithms
  • Familiarity with Perforce, Remedy, Jira
  • Leadership and mentoring skills
  • Be able to independently drive tasks to completion

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