Sr. Software Development Engineer - 75961

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 Multimedia Video Software IP team is responsible for leveraging 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 leading edge technology to enable the best possible visual experience.


The Video team develops AMD's Video Encoding/Decoding technologies that are at the core of video palyback, conferencing, game recording, wireless display, and video transcoding scenarios. The team delivers components across the entire software stack including firmware, drivers and application level interfaces enabling customers to use hardware acceleration for a variety of Video CODECs.


Key Responsibilities

• Design, implement and optimize video decoding and encoding technologies in software and hardware

• Design, develop and optimize firmware running on an embedded microprocessor within the GPU/APU

• Design, develop and maintain multimedia driver and framework components

• Design and develop tools to validate hardware/software functionality, and to tune the performance and quality of the overall solution

• Bring-up new functionality in simulation and on new hardware

• Collaboration with international teams of software and hardware video experts


Skills and Experience Required

• Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Science + 2 years relevant experience

• At least 5yrs in C/C++

• Windows, Linux or Android driver development experience in C/C++

• A background in core video technology (encode/decode, camera, display), system-level use cases (playback, still/video capture, video telephony/conferencing/transcoding/streaming), Operating Systems and Systems programming

• Experience in Video encoding technology

• Prior experience in development, integration and productization of video solutions or equivalent research experience

• Strong analysis and problem solving skills

• Very good oral and written communication skills to interact with cross functional teams

• Proactive, creative and a team player


Preferred Qualifications

• Knowledge of CODEC standards AV1, H.264, HEVC, VP9, VP8, MVC, SVC, MPEG4, MPEG2

• Prior experience in co-verification of hardware/software solution via pre-silicon emulation is a plus

• Embedded programming/debugging environments

• Familiarity with communication protocols. Audio processing knowledge is also a plus


This team is essential to the success of AMD as a growing company. It is a very exciting environment and you will be working with the very best in our technology. You will be working on some of the most exciting projects the industry has to offer.





Requisition Number: 75961 
Country: Canada State: Ontario City: Markham 
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