GFX Diagnostics Engineer - Linux OS 65208

Location: Markham, 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 diagnostics team is responsible for developing tests and suites that exercise and validate the hardware blocks in the graphics 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.


As a successful candidate for this role, you will support our diagnostics development team through code development and debug of our diagnostic suites that run on Mac systems.  You are skilled at taking a system-level view of hardware architecture to isolate problems and then work with individual teams to root cause and arrive at a solution. You have a passion in debugging complex problems and excel in HW and SW debug. If you thrive in a fast paced and challenging environment where you can make significant contributions to the success of our next generation products and our customers, then you need to join our team!


What You’ll Do


  • GPU Diagnostic and tools development and debug on AMD or Mac platforms
  • Work directly with external customer during their product development cycle: delivering diagnostic tests and tools to validate the AMD GPU on AMD or Mac systems. Troubleshoot, package and release these deliverables while maintaining an active relationship with the customer for any engineering issues
  • Collaborate closely with internal engineering teams to develop and debug diagnostic tests and tools, working in a dynamic development environment through all phases of the software development life cycle
  • Triage, debug and root cause HW and SW issues, execute/coordinate testing to ensure high quality bar before customer release
  • Evaluate, suggest and drive improvements to framework and test architectures to improve HW coverage, debuggability and quality

What We’re Looking For:


  • MUST have experience in system software development on Linux
  • Experience with source control (svn, git, Perforce, etc)
  • Minimum of B.Sc.  in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Science
  • Minimum 5-7 years demonstrated software engineering experience (or advanced education equivalent)
  • Exceptional software design, problem solving, and debugging skills with a deep understanding of OO principles
  • Excellent programming skills with demonstrated experience in both C and C++
  • Driver and/or embedded software development experience
  • Strong understanding of code optimization using the GPU, memory management, concurrency and multi-threading
  • Knowledge of PC architecture
  • Proven track record of delivering production quality software engineering solutions on schedule
  • Experience writing clean, well-tested, maintainable code in a large organization and code base
  • Strong technical communication and teamwork skills to
  • Experience supporting world class customers


What’s Nice to Have:


  • Software/driver development on MacOS
  • Familiarity with operating systems concepts and kernel debug
  • Knowledge of GPU and CPU architectures, especially AMD Radeon graphics hardware programming
  • Experience with parallel and asynchronous processing
  • Experience with software performance analysis, optimization and low-level programming


Requisition Number: 65208 
Country: Canada State: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function: Design 


AMD welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Reasonable accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities during the recruitment process, unless undue hardship to AMD would result.  Any applicant who requires accommodation should contact

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.

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