Sr. Software Development Engineer - 71463

Location: Markham, 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.



Senior Software Development Engineer - 71463

Technical leader responsible for Graphics Systems support and enablement at Hardware and Software level for worldwide AMD Embedded customers. Systems are integrated combinations of hardware components (CPUs, graphics, memory, IO adapters, peripherals, and BMCs) and software components (firmware, drivers, OS, virtualization, and system management). This individual will interface with the AMD Field (FAE’s and Sales), Marketing, Software, Systems Engineering, and Validation teams to assist with issues reported by AMD Embedded Customers. 

The individual will work in the Graphics competency for Windows and Linux based solutions.  The individual will primarily handle graphics driver code, backporting and forward porting bug fixes, assist in reviewing, bring-up, and debugging hardware/software designs for internal and external designs and will provide solutions to internal and external customers. The candidate will generate technical reports, frequently asked questions, application notes, white papers, and use-case analysis relevant to AMD Embedded customers. The successful candidate must have an intimate knowledge of PC architecture, graphics architecture and related IP.  The candidate must be highly motivated, innovative, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment with out-of-the-box thinking.  The individual must be able to quickly analyze different customer scenarios to come up with the best approach to tackle tough problems.  There must be a keen interest in finding and resolving platform, system, and chip failures.  This role is in an intense but rewarding environment.


• Perform debug of Display interface-related issues (DP, HDMI, HDCP, et al)

• Perform backporting and/or front porting of driver code bug fixes onto specific target driver branches.

• Perform Windows Closed Source Graphics Driver Code builds and resolve Build issues

• Provide Windows Closed Source Graphics Driver Code, consulting around Kernel and User Mode components

• Help our customers come up with optimized Windows and Linux solutions by providing customization for specific hardware and software system designs.  Understand and duplicate customer reported issues related to Windows and Linux OS

• Support all phases of each assigned issue, including silicon, board, and software bring up, production and sustaining

• Drive resolution of all customer technical issues by providing direct support to field engineers and working closely with other departments including H/W Engineering, S/W Engineering and Marketing

• Perform debug and diagnosis of hardware and software issues on customer platforms

• Run competitive performance analysis for AMD-based systems, based on customer requirements

• Participate in conference calls with customers to communicate status and updates.  Document procedures and methods to clarify solutions for customer issues


  • C/C++ Programming and Debugging
  • Knowledge and familiarity with different display interfaces (DP, DP MST, HDMI, DVI, etc.)
  • Knowledge and familiarity with display-related encryption protocols (HDCP)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong analytical and trouble-shooting skills
  • Knowledge and familiarity with different versions of Windows OSes


  • Knowledge and familiarity in AMD internal debug methodologies and tools
  • Knowledge and experience in C/C++ programming.  Familiarity with Perforce is an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience in Debug (HDT, Kernel DBG, Visual Studio)
  • Knowledge in scripting languages such as shell, Perl, Python, and Ruby
  • Experience with performance analysis
  • Video codec (decode/encode) experience would be an asset
  • Knowledge in Linux Kernel and User Mode Drivers / Architecture would be an asset
  • Graphics Architecture knowledge
  • Multimedia knowledge
  • Familiar with different Linux distributions (e.g., Ubuntu Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise, openSUSE, Android


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or equivalent combination of training, plus 5 or more years of industry experience in a graphics driver, debug and system development environment.
  • Requires a good understanding of all PC HW and SW BIOS and knowledge of PC system architecture, especially driver code and components.
  • Requires effective communications and team interaction skills.
  • Experience with micro-architecture and debug of AMD chipsets, Graphics, CPUs, APUs, and SOCs would be an asset.




Requisition Number: 71463 
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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