Software Development Engineer 1

Location: Orlando, Florida, US

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 Development Engineer


The Role:

The Vulkan API is very young and is bleeding edge. Its ongoing growth and strength is exciting to watch and contribute to. At AMD, we are strongly involved in shaping that growth. We do this by contributing to the open standardization community via our Khronos membership. The engineer will be part of a team who works towards strengthening the API specification, increasing the adoption of the API in the industry and building/maintenance of the AMD driver to support it. We have multiple areas of focus in our driver team. All are working towards a cohesive coverage of our various responsibilities. The engineer can choose a focus on a subset of the job responsibilities below based on background and desired growth direction.

This team is essential to the success of AMD as a growing company. It is an exciting environment where you will be working on some of the most interesting projects the industry has to offer.


The Person:

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to details while still being able to execute and deliver on time.
  • Enjoys team environment.
  • Excellent ability to communicate knowledge and share information.
  • Desire to learn, desire to grow, desire to contribute.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement Vulkan new features/extensions for new generation AMD GPU.
  • Maintain and refine Vulkan driver architecture.
  • Validate functionalities for new generation of GPUs on simulators and bring it up on real silicon.
  • Fine-tune Vulkan benchmark performance for games and workstation applications.
  • Work with key customers and vendors for feature implementation and issue solving.
  • Interact with the Graphics Community on behalf of AMD.
  • Develop internal tools to improve development efficiency and productivity.


Preferred Experience:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or an equivalent.
  • Excellent experience in C/C++ programming.
  • Solid knowledge of Graphics fundamentals, GPU graphics pipeline and shaders.
  • Experience in at least one Graphics API: Direct3D, OpenGL, or Vulkan (preferred).
  • Strong expertise in computer architecture, data structure and algorithms.
  • Hands-on experience in Linux kernel or driver development is a big plus.
  • Familiarity with ARM/Android platform is a plus.
  • Familiarity with compiler technology is a desired plus.
  • Solid understanding in using debug tools (Visual studio, GDB, etc.)


Academic Credentials:

  • MS or higher education in CS or CE is a plus.  



Orland, FL 



Requisition Number: 89765 
Country: United States State: Florida City: Orlando 
Job Function: Design


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