Firmware Engineer 2 - 80318

Location: Markham, Ontario, CA

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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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.



Multi Media Diagnostics Firmware Engineer

The Role:

Be part of the world's leading graphics accelerator team developing test diagnostics for the functional verification of state-of-the-art graphics accelerators. This role is responsible for transforming test plans into diagnostics which exercise and test HW functionality to ensure robust quality throughout the entire product lifecycle, as well as analyzing and debugging the results.


The Person:

The successful candidate will be responsible for writing, debugging and optimizing functional and stress tests for Multi Media hardware IP. Must be able to work with hardware architects and logic designers to solve functional issues, and customer support engineers to help resolve testing deficiencies. We’re looking for an enthusiastic self-starter who is proactive, able to share ideas, and able to provide design verification leadership.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop diagnostics software to bring-up and validate ASIC features on both pre-silicon environment (FPGA, C-Model, Palladium) and post-silicon system (real ASIC and platform)
  • Participate in APU/GPU silicon bring up
  • Identify and help resolve ASIC, board and firmware issues, provide diagnostics support to external customers and internal engineering teams


Preferred Experience:

  • 1-3 years of experience on diagnostic, driver or embedded SW development with HW interaction
  • Strong mix of large-scale software development ability and HW (understanding of computer architecture)
  • Proficient in C/C++ programming
  • Familiar with source controls systems like Perforce, SVN and Git
  • Familiar with Linux, knowledge and experience of device driver or firmware development is required
  • Hands-on experience with board bring up.
  • Video encoding/decoding is preferred:
  • Multimedia (video codecs, color formats, video algorithms) experience
  • Video processing and enhancement algorithms
  • Video CODEC decode/encode, HEVC, H.264, VP8/VP9, VC-1, MPEG4, SVC
  • Strong debugging and testing skills
  • Strong communication skills, fluent verbal and written English


Academic Credentials:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or a related field



  • Canada, Ontario, Markham


Requisition Number: 80318 
Country: Canada State: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


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