Core Software Engineer

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.






AMD's Core Software Team (Apple Platform) develops and maintains the MacOS client and kernel device drivers for compute APIs such as OpenCL and Metal (including the new Machine Learning CoreML API), supporting AMD Radeon graphics hardware.  Our team is looking for an experienced software engineer to develop, maintain, and support these compute related APIs and device drivers on AMD GPUs.



The successful candidate will utilize their knowledge of compute APIs, OS concepts, and machine learning to resolve bugs, implement new features, and support the release of new HW platforms.  The candidate will also design and develop tools that profile the performance of our GPUs, and subsequently be able to analyze the data to drive improvements.  Through analysis, the candidate will help drive performance improvements at the SW driver stack, and at the GPU execution level.  The ideal candidate will leverage outstanding cross-component, independent problem-solving skills, and work with other Compute / Compiler / Machine Learning teams at AMD, and our client.


The successful candidate will thrive in a dynamic environment, be a strong team player with demonstrated initiative who is passionate about developing leading-edge products.



* Enhancing and maintaining sophisticated production-level GPU OpenCL, Metal compute and ML drivers.

* Support, design and develop AMD specific machine learning software in the context of MacOS CoreML and Metal Performance Shaders APIs with a focus on performance.

* Profiling and analysis to identify and resolve performance issues.

* Excellent communications skills to report status and actions on high-visibility investigations to varied audience, from engineering to executive, and to engage with customer.

* Collaborating closely with various engineering teams to implement features and debug issues within the GPU-specific driver.

* Designing, prototyping, and evaluating new performance tools.

* Contributing to all phases of software development life cycle including requirements gathering, scoping, design, implementation, test, bug fixing and documentation.

* Validating GPU MI / ML features and performance for new hardware generations.



* 5+ years demonstrated software engineering experience (or advanced education equivalent).

* Knowledge of GPU architecture and parallel computing concepts.

* Strong foundational understanding of operating system concepts, memory management, concurrency and multi-threading.

* Strong understanding of Object Oriented design principles.

* Fast learner, adaptable, self-starter who can work both independently and collaborate well within dynamic team environment.

* Experience delivering production quality, maintainable code on schedule, particularly in a larger software organization.

* Experience with complex software systems and architectures.



* Experience in GPU programming, and/or parallel and asynchronous processing using APIs such as Metal, OpenCL, CUDA, HIP, OpenGL, DirectX, D3D, or Vulkan.

* Experience with code optimization using the GPU, performance tooling, capturing HW counters and traces, and analysis/metrics.

* Experience developing and debugging software on MacOS or Linux/Unix.

* Experience with the Objective-C programming language.

* Experience with operating system development, low-level device driver, embedded driver development or similar.

* Experience in machine learning systems, algorithms, frameworks, libraries.



  • BASc / BSc (or greater) in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.



Markham, ON



Requisition Number: 174642 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


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