Framework Engineer (Contract) - 79372

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.



Framework Engineer

The Role:

This position is crucial to the success of AMD’s Product Road Map and will be focused on providing critical diagnostics for the next generation of our flagship products.

The Person:

  • Fast learner, adaptable, self-starter who can work both independently and collaborate well in groundbreaking, fast pace environment.
  • Is an analytical problem solver with excellent attention to detail
  • Possesses excellent communication, comprehension and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent technical communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, multi-project environment using state of the art tools and technology

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain Diagnostic framework, Linux driver used by CPU and GPU diagnostic software to validate the SOC IPs.
  • Understand AMD KMD (kernel mode driver), collaborate with driver team and tool team to implement/develop KMDlib and merge KMD, verify KMDlib at both pre-silicon and post-silicon stage in diagnostic environment
  • Collaborate with ASIC design team/SoC architecture to implement correct sw requirements to enable teams to implement diagnostic tests.
  • Drive troubleshooting of some diagnostic found issues across organizations until root caused.


  • Exemplary programming skills with extensive experience in C, C++, and script languages
  • Software engineering (architecture and development) in Linux
  • Excellent knowledge of x86 architecture with an emphasis on hardware interfaces
  • Proficient with compiler toolchains, debug tools, and build environments
  • Broad debug experience with JTAG and/or GDB to identify critical software bugs
  • Linux kernel and device driver development
  • Software performance analysis, optimization and low-level programming

Preferred Experience and skills

  • Knowledge of CPU and GPU architecture and familiarity in low-level programming
  • Work with the upstream Linux kernel community to present and implement new features in the upstream kernel
  • Familiar with source control systems like Perforce, SVN and Git
  • Hands-on experience with any one of board bring up

Academic Credentials:

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. In EE or CS or equivalent is required


Markham, Canada



Requisition Number: 79372 
Country: Canada State: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


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