Senior Security Firmware lead - 79147

Location: Markham, Ontario, CA

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Senior Security Firmware lead


Security Group Overview:
The Software Security Engineering group is responsible for development and enablement of Platform and Content security features across the software stack, including device drivers, firmware, and application level interfaces.    The group is responsible for supporting the entire range of AMD products including APUs, CPUs and GPUs, enabling customers to build competitive solutions.  

The Role:
As a senior technical leader within the Software Security Engineering group, you will engage with hardware and software engineering teams, architects and customers to drive enablement of security centric features across the entire range of AMD products.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Architect, design and implement  firmware and device drivers enabling wide range of security features
  • Support development of new hardware and software features within pre & post silicon environments
  • Collaborate with customers and partners on new initiatives, resolve technical challenges by aligning efforts across engineering teams and business units within AMD
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to developers, program managers and executives
  • Make recommendations and refine SW engineering processes to improve quality and efficiency
  • Maintain awareness of industry trends within the security domain, through participation in relevant work groups


Required Skills:

  • Experience within the semiconductor domain with specialization in security
  • Strong knowledge of security principles, applied cryptographic algorithms, security protocols and DRM
  • An understanding of OS kernel/driver design and implementation with one or more operating systems
  • An understanding of embedded firmware and/or device driver development on ARM or x86
  • An understanding of assembly level instruction sets: AMD64 or ARM
  • Experience with technologies including as Secure Boot, TEE, TPM and Virtualization
  • Experience with secure software development lifecycle process
  • Well versed in software engineering practices to drive timely execution and long-term sustainability
  • Ability to work independently under tight deadlines, responding to changing business conditions with minimal direction
  • Excellent communications skills: verbal, written and interpersonal
  • 15+ years of hands on relevant industry experience


Academic credentials:

  • University degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline



  • Markham, Ontario, Canada


Requisition Number: 79147 
Country: Canada State: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Software Engineering


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