Lead - Security Firmware Engineer - 77780

Location: Markham, Ontario, CA

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Lead - Security Firmware Engineer


Security Team Overview: 
The Software Security Engineering team is responsible for development and enablement of Platform and Content security features across the software stack including device drivers, firmware, and application level interfaces.    The group is responsible for supporting the entire range of AMD products including APUs, CPUs and GPUs, enabling customers to build competitive solutions.  

The Role: 
As a technical lead within the Software Security Engineering team, you will engage with hardware and software engineering teams, architects and customers to drive enablement of Boot Loader and firmware features across the entire range of AMD products. You will participate in all aspects of development life cycle, focusing on development of embedded firmware and boot loaders. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Architect, design and implement  firmware and Boot Loader of AMD dGPU / APU products
  • Development of new hardware and software features within pre & post silicon environments
  • Engage as an active team player, leverage AGILE methodologies to drive cross team development, provide leadership to junior developers and always ready to take on new challenges
  • Drive design reviews, quality improvements and architectural discussions
  • Make recommendations and refine SW engineering processes to improve quality and efficiency


Required Skills:

  • 10+ years of hands on experience with low level development in C / C++
  • An understanding of OS kernel/driver design and implementation with one or more operating systems
  • An understanding of embedded firmware and/or Boot Loader development on ARM or x86
  • Familiarity with pre-silicon validation on FPGAs or simulation environments along with ASIC bring-up
  • Well versed in software engineering practices to drive timely execution and long-term sustainability
  • Ability to work independently under tight deadlines, responding to changing business and technical conditions with minimal direction
  • Experience of working with customer / vendors on technical review, status / issues tracking, etc.
  • Experience with technologies including as Secure Boot, TEE, TPM and Virtualization 
  • Excellent communications skills: verbal, written and interpersonal 
  • Familiarity with data bus protocol such as SPI, I2C and PCIE an asset
  • Hands on experience with oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, would be an asset
  • Familiarity with Verilog and JTAG protocol would be an asset



  • University degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline


  • Markham, Ontario, Canada


Requisition Number: 77780 
Country: Canada State: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Software Engineering


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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