Lead Software Development Engineer- Customer Engineering Team- 78528

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.




Come and work on exciting new technologies that will differentiate our customer platforms in the market. Become a subject matter expert in SmartShift, Modern Standby, Gaming Optimizations, Battery Life, Hybrid Graphics, Adrenalin features.

We are seeking an experience software developer who has system level experience, and a strong Kernel Mode driver experience to join our Customer Engineering team.

Check out our AMD CES 2020 Keynote to get a glimpse on the type of products/solutions you will have the opportunity to lead customer platform enablement’s https://youtu.be/8c8i3t6oIPA

We are one of the very few teams who work across most of AMD’s product lines: Ryzen CPU, Ryzen Mobile, Radeon Graphics, Instinct Accelerators in DataCenters.


It’s a startup like environment as the team is small and still growing, our team members will get a chance to do a bit of everything. The ideal candidate should be versatile from assembling systems to investigating into the source codes. Leadership skills to host meetings and drive issues to resolution. Able to communicate and work optimally with different teams across AMD. Most importantly, the candidate is open minded and not afraid to step out of their comfort zone.


  • Lead the enablement of differentiated solutions/features on our customer design wins
  • Domain specialist on SmartShift, Modern Standby, Gaming Optimizations, Battery Life, Hybrid Graphics, Adrenalin features
  • Technical Lead for System Level Enablement / Debug / Optimizations
  • Specialize in AMD Graphics Kernel Driver
  • Understand architecture changes to the Graphics Kernel driver and system level architectures
  • Isolate point of failure at System level and in the Kernel driver
  • Modify or re-architect code to resolve defects
  • Analyze/Diagnose failure based on signatures (Windows Dumps, WinDbg Sessions)


  • 5-10 years engineering proven experience
  • 3-6 years of Software Engineering experience of kernel drivers
  • 2-years of System Engineering experience
  • Proficient in C and C++ programming languages
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills required
  • Proven interpersonal skill, technical leadership and teamwork required
  • Microsoft Windows Architecture Knowledge
  • Microsoft Windows Debug skill (O/S, Drivers)
  • The x86 micro-architecture knowledge and peripherals preferred
  • Knowledge of DFT, JTAG, and System bring-up preferred
  • Ability to understand sophisticated code and ability to re-write easily
  • Participate in code-reviews by peers
  • Member of Functional Scrum team representing customer issues for North-America site


  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering required


Markham, Ontario, Canada



Requisition Number: 78528 
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 AskHR@amd.com.

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