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 PRIME software team implements common hardware programming sequences across different operating systems and engages with our silicon design team to develop state-of-the-art graphics & platform power management technologies without sacrificing performance. If you are interested in learning low-level kernel mode hardware programming, Windows and Linux driver and OS architecture then the PRIME team is where it’s at.



To develop state-of-the-art graphics & platform power management technologies without sacrificing performance. Resolving complex system-level challenges and developing new features across OSes in AMD's display driver in support of our graphics and APU products.


Position Title: Software Development Engineer 2


Key Responsibilities:

  • Feature development based on Engineering and Marketing requirements
  • Debug, analyze and resolve quality and certification issues as reported by Customers and QA
  • Driver bring-up and qualification on new hardware platforms
  • Write high level driver design documents and test plans of new features
  • Write detailed design notes for major driver changes
  • Report status of activities to management and peers in a concise, timely and effective manner.  Coordinate closely with peers and colleagues from other teams to ensure timely and effective communication of all assigned work activities
  • Execute software assignments as a highly motivated, self-starter
  • Continuously try harder, get better, be involved and assume responsibility


Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in computer/Electrical Engineering or Computer Science


Skills and Experience:

  • Proficient in object-oriented programming (2+ years)
  • Proficient at C/C++ programming language (2+ years)
  • Experience with software debuggers such as WinDbg (2+ years)
  • Experience with Kernel mode driver programming under MS Windows/Linux environment (2+ years)
  • Good understanding of PC architecture
  • Strong oral and written skill
  • Experience with graphic driver (optional)
  • Experience with low-level hardware device programming (optional)


Requisition Number: 163245 
Country: Canada Province: 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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