Sr. Software Development Engineer - 124923

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.



Software Engineer : Multimedia drivers

The Role:

The Multimedia Drivers team is responsible for demonstrating AMD’s hardware capabilities to enable the development of compelling, responsive, high quality multimedia applications that don’t drain your system’s battery life. As heterogeneous compute continues to grow within the industry, Multimedia is a key component in the development of cutting-edge technology to enable the best possible visual experience.


The Person:

As a Software Development Engineering on our team, your key responsibility will be to design, development, validation and maintenance of Microsoft Windows and/or Linux Device Drivers, APIs, SDKs and Apps for current and future generations of AMD Graphics Processing Units (GPU) and Accelerated Processing Units (APU), with focus on Multimedia functional areas.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement device driver for new AMD GPU/APU products
  • Craft and build Multimedia functionality to support new HW, SW or OS specifications
  • Reproduce, debug and resolve graphics driver issues with specific hardware and software contexts
  • Craft and develop test applications and quality assurance programs


Preferred Experience:

  • Strong C/C++ programming skills in Microsoft Windows Device Driver development environment
  • Working experience with Microsoft Visual Studio, Object Oriented Programming knowledge and skills
  • Experience with x86 CPU architecture and System-On-Chip bring-up
  • Proven understanding of GPU and/or APU
  • Kernel Mode Debugging skills, experience with WinDbg, SoftICE, etc.
  • Trouble-shooting, ability to triage and root cause issue



  • OS, Kernel, DDK, SDK, Multimedia, Direct3D, OpenGL, OpenCL knowledge and/or experience
  • Multimedia (video codecs, color formats, video algorithms) experience
  • DirectShow(DShow), DirectX-VA(DXVA 1/2, DXVA-HD), XvMC, OpenMAX, VAAPI, VDPAU
  • Experience with Video processing and enhancement algorithms
  • Video CODEC decode/encode, AV1, HEVC, H.264, WMV8/WMV9, VC-1, MPEG4, VP7/VP8/VP9, SVC
  • Familiarity with Perforce, Git, Remedy, Jira


Academic Credentials:

  • University Degree or Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering



Markham, Canada


Requisition Number: 124923 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


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