Software Development Eng.- 79352

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.




In this position you will be an integral part of the hardware design process. The candidate will be responsible for developing better ways of creating AMD's next generation of ASICs. You will use your combined hardware/software background to help create common software flows used by all custom Analog component designers . CAD flow solutions and support encompass both the IP development process but also required verification techniques to ensure Analog IP model kits support a robust ASIC design environment. Interest in transistor level circuits and how to automate analysis, optimization, and spice characterization, analog RC extraction and using multiple programming languages is a strong benefit. A good understanding of UNIX, C, Perl, Tcl, hspice, spectre, skill, VHDL or Verilog and object oriented programming are assets. Ingenuity, excellent communication, outstanding problem-solving skills and common sense will enable you to ensure AMD ASIC's are developed on the leading edge.


The person:

  • Must have proven abilities to tackle critical software problems, and will be working with innovative managers and engineers to engineering the ground breaking AMD silicon debug software.
  • Design, develop and optimize firmware running on an embedded microprocessor within the GPU/APU
  • Work closely with multimedia teams to design and implement end-to-end features.
  • Craft and develop tools to validate hardware/software functionality, and to tune the performance and quality of the overall solution
  • Bring-up new functionality in simulation and on new hardware
  • Collaboration with international teams of software and hardware video specialists


Key responsibilities:

  • At least 5 yrs of experience in C/C++
  • Familiar with Linux, knowledge and experience of device driver or firmware development is required
  • A background in core video technology (encode/decode, camera, display), system-level use cases (playback, still/video capture, video telephony/conferencing/transcoding/streaming), Operating Systems and Systems programming
  • Experience in Video encoding technology
  • Prior experience in development, integration and productization of video solutions or equivalent research experience
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Very good oral and written communication skills to get along with multi-functional teams
  • Proactive, creative and a teammate


Preferred experience:

  • Knowledge of CODEC standards H.264, HEVC, AV1, VP9, VP8, MVC, SVC, MPEG4, MPEG2
  • Prior experience with simulation, emulation and FPGA prototyping
  • Embedded programming/debugging environments
  • Familiarity with communication protocols. Audio processing knowledge is also a plus


Academic credentials:

  • Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Science + 5 years proven experience



  • Markham, ON



Requisition Number: 79352 
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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