Software Development Engineer 2

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.



GPU Kernel Driver Engineer

The Role:


Are you up for a challenge?

Our team builds the core software that powers Radeon GPUs for gamers. The C/C++ driver code written by our developers is at the heart of an exceptionally sophisticated software stack used by millions world-wide. If you write clean and robust code, understand the intricacies of operating systems and computer architecture, and want to know what happens under the hood to make a GPU tick, this is the role for you. Our engineers are specialists in software and hardware, always challenged, never pigeonholed, and are a fundamental to every Radeon gaming product, feature, and driver.

We have competitive benefit packages and an award-winning culture. Join us!


Key Responsibilities:


As part of the greater Windows Kernel Mode Driver Team, KMD Gaming Solutions engineers:

  • Bring-up bleeding edge Radeon Graphics desktop and mobile gaming products, such as the 5700XT and Radeon VII
  • Develop a differentiating software feature set for the PC Gaming market, such as VR, ReLive, Enhanced Sync, CrossFire, Eyefinity, and more
  • Work with Microsoft to introduce graphics driver support for the latest Windows operating systems
  • Deliver AMD's Radeon Adrenalin Software, with focus on enhancing stability, performance, power, and security.


Preferred Experience:


  • Is a proven C++ programmer and problem-solver
  • Is a phenomenal communicator and collaborator
  • Understands Object-Oriented design
  • Can surmount the steepest learning curves
  • Has some experience with at least one of the following:
  • Very large code bases
  • Kernel debugging and driver development
  • Hardware programming and bringup
  • Operating systems and computer architecture
  • GPU graphics/compute APIs: Vulkan, Open CL/GL, DirectX, DirectCompute, etc.
  • PC building

Academic Credentials:


Bachelor in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent degree



Markham, Ontario, Canada


Requisition Number: 78981 
Country: Canada State: 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

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