Diagnostics Development Engineer

Location: Markham, Ontario, CA

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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What you do at AMD changes everything 

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.



Diagnostics Development Engineer



The diagnostics team is responsible for developing test suites that exercise and validate the hardware blocks in the Graphics and CPU chips developed at AMD. We are heavily involved in diagnostics development for the latest innovations that power the ultimate visual and computing experience. We understand the features that go into the hardware design and we have the software skills to program them to life. Once developed these diagnostics are used in all aspects of the product lifecycle, from pre-silicon validation through the production life of the product.


The successful candidate for this role will be an integral part of our Diagnostics development team through code development, debug, emulation and HW feature validation.




  • Have the desire and ability to solve problem quickly.
  • Be able to schedule own workload, and plan tasks
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be willing to be flexible and accept new challenges.



  • Planning, designing, writing, debugging, and optimizing functional and stress inducing tests for IPs and system-on-chip hardware.
  • Develop diagnostic tests to bring-up and validate ASIC features on both pre-silicon environment (FPGA and SW emulation) and post-silicon systems (HW silicon and platform)
  • Participate in APU/GPU/CPU silicon bring up
  • Identify and help resolve ASIC, board, and firmware issues, provide diagnostics support to external customers and internal engineering teams
  • Triage, debug, and root cause HW and SW issues, execute/coordinate testing to ensure high quality software engineering and hardware coverage
  • Evaluate, suggest, and drive improvements to framework and test architectures to improve HW coverage, debuggability and quality



  • Experience in device driver or firmware/embedded SW development
  • Ability to closely interact with HW designers/architects and internal validation teams to solve functional HW/SW issues and support engineers for production failures
  • Proficient in C & C++ object-oriented programming
  • Great communication and self-leadership skills
  • Experience in system software development on Linux
  • Experience working with large-scale software development projects and understanding of PC architecture
  • Experience in system-level verification and debugging
  • Experience with source control systems (git, svn)



Bachelor or Master’s degree in Electrical/Computer/Mechatronics Engineering, Software Engineering, or Computer Science.



Markham, ON



Requisition Number: 133921 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


AMD is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective provincial human rights codes throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Any applicant who requires accommodation should contact AskHR@amd.com.

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