Firmware 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.




 The focus of this role is to be the technical lead on assigned projects for the implementation of AMD FW for new features and products and performance improvements for AMD’s graphics processor IP within the Software / Firmware MEC / CP uCode design and development environment for our next generation Machine Intelligence GPUs.

This is an important role that will drive deliverables for new products to meet market and Customer requirements.

The learning curve will be steep as this is a very new and complex areas at the intersection of Graphics IP, SOC design, MI / ML algorithm design and low-level Firmware and Micro-code development. Requires close collaboration within the team environment and across functional organizations



  • Ability to assess complexity of feature requirements and lead implamentation project
  • Actively interact with other teams engineering leads and architects to address technical issues and challenges.
  • Carry out firmware development using assembly or C language programming 
  • Possesses system engineering expertise across multiple domains with a track record of picking up new technology fast
  • Strong general Firmware, Software and/or  Micro-code architecture and design experience, ideally working with a variety of micro controllers
  • Graphics IP / SOC experience and/or understanding of the graphics command pipeline a definite asset
  • Machine Intelligence, Machine Learning, AI algorithm design / development / understanding a definite asset
  • Willingness and ability to mentor and guide junior team members through complex design and development tasks
  • Strong drive to offer alternative solutions to tough technical problems
  • Experience in triaging and debugging test failures in both simulation, emulation, and silicon environments



  • Proficient in writing efficient firmware in assembly or C language, including use of a source control system
  • Proficient in debugging firmware and RTL code using simulation tools, including the ability to determine if the root cause of a failing test is the Firmware, hardware, or test
  • Experienced in RTL level ASIC design
  • Experience in Verilog, System Verilog, and working in the Windows and Linux environment



BS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering

MS degree preferred



Requisition Number: 164421 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


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