Software System Designer 2 - 85482

Location: Markham, Ontario, CA

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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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.



Software System Designer 2

The Role:

The Core Team of Software QA is looking for a Software System Designer 2 for the new Operating System introduction (NOI). As a Software System Designer 2, you will execute the workflow to validate and deliver new Operating Systems that will be ultimately used by customers using graphics and client-based AMD solutions. The right candidate will have an outstanding track record of delivering sophisticated software programs, and experience with discrete graphics-based systems and their respective software driver and firmware models. Any prior software or firmware development or testing experience will be a strong asset to have.



Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead projects related to validation, certification, and release of multiple flavors of Windows and Linux Operating Systems.
  • Uncover high-quality defects and take them to closure working with the relevant partners.
  • Tackle and debug system/component issues (HW/SW) end-to-end. Characterize, contain, and root cause defects of reasonable to high complexity on multiple versions of OS.
  • Build and maintain test infrastructure and continuously keep it up to date.
  • Define/develop/execute regression test models and track the results.
  • Develop new test cases/plans and optimize existing ones.
  • Prepare and present status reports on the progress of the validation activities and issues discovered.


Preferred Experience:

  • Should have a good conceptual understanding of OS internals and PC/server subsystems is highly preferred. Advanced experience with graphics subsystems is an added advantage.
  • Should have in-depth knowledge of software test techniques and methodologies.
  • Experience in leading teams on validation projects will be a plus.
  • Should have good analytical skills to troubleshoot/debug technical issues. Prior Experience in Windows debugging (WinDBG), software testing and test automation will be a plus.
  • Experience with the WHQL certifications for drivers and Windows Certification tool (HCK/HLK) is highly required.
  • Familiarity with requirement management tools, such as Jira and Confluence is an advantage.
  • Should possess good problem solving, critical thinking, time management, and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral are required.


Academic Credentials:

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent from a university. Candidates without a Computer Science degree but with proven experience are welcome to apply.



  • Canada, Ontario, Markham


Requisition Number: 85482 
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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