Software Development Engineer 2

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.



The Role:

As a member of the Software Security Engineering group you will participate in all aspects of development life cycle. Driving enablement of security centric features across wide range of AMD SOCs, focusing on development of embedded firmware and graphics / multimedia drivers.


Security Group Overview:

The Software Security Engineering group 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.


Key Responsibilities:

As a Software Engineer, you will be involved in the entire software development cycle for the dGPU Platform Security stack from pre-silicon development to post silicon bringup and productization. This is a fast paced work environment and you will be expected to engage as an active team player, leverage AGILE methodologies to drive

cross team development, provide leadership to junior developers and always be ready to take on new challenges. You should be somebody who prides themselves in writing clean, well-documented code that scales well.

You will be designing embedded firmware enabling a wide range of Platform Security and Virtualization Security features for AMD’s next generation  of Graphic Cards

You should have familiarity with atleast two (2) of the following areas:

  • Embedded platform / firmware development
  • Platform Security
  • SR-IOV / Virtualization
  • Secure Boot / Bootloader / GRUB / BSP development
  • Kernel development (Linux / FreeBSD / RTOS)

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with embedded firmware development on MP architectures: ARM, MIPS, TI, Freescale, or RISC microprocessors
  • Familiarity of embedded concepts such as GPIO, Register programming, Memory buses, IRQ/FIQ interrupts, Instruction Pipelining, Instruction/Data caches
  • Familiarity with Kernel development concepts. Driver / Kernel Module development an asset
  • Familiarity with pre-silicon validation on FPGAs or simulation environments along with ASIC bring-up
  • Familiarity with Verilog and JTAG protocol preferred
  • Ability to work independently under tight deadlines, responding to changing business and technical conditions with minimal direction
  • Knowledge of Platform Security concepts: Cryptography, Signing infrastructure, PKI, Secure Boot & AAA concepts an asset
  • Knowledge of Virtualization concepts an asset
  • Strong proficiency in C and scripting languages such as Bash and Python
  • Strong familiarity in compiler behavior and optimizations (GCC, Clang, ARM)


Academic Credentials:

University degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline.




Markham, ON



Requisition Number: 166241 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


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