Sr. Software System Designer

Location: Shanghai, Shanghai, CN

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 ROLE:

This role is an exciting opportunity in which you will have great exposure to all the latest technologies in the computer graphics industry – 3D Gaming, Display Technologies, and Virtual Reality just to name a few. You will get hands-on with the latest games, hardware, and software, and have an opportunity to drive improvement to the overall user experience.

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team with a strong focus on improving the user experience for our Adrenalin and Enterprise driver releases. We are looking for someone who is passionate about software quality and problem solving, and has a relentless focus on customer satisfaction. 

 

 

THE PERSON:

Do you love breaking things and communicating how to make them better? Testers must have a keen eye for detail, strong analytical skills, and most importantly – a passion for games. A successful candidate will hold extensive PC gaming knowledge and be an avid gaming enthusiast. Familiarity with trends with popular background applications, streaming services, and use cases for different gaming scenarios will be very valuable in this role.

The ideal candidate will have prior QA experience in video games, mobile testing, or a related field. the right individual must work well with others, be a great communicator, and understand the functions of the different disciplines on a test and debug team

Automated Testing will also play a big part in the role, and the successful candidate would be comfortable interacting with the Windows OS and triggering / reporting on the results of these automated tests.

Familiarity with the architecture of a PC, and an expert in building systems and troubleshooting issues is a must.

 

WHATS IN IT FOR YOU

  • Become part of a company which develops the hardware and software to enable PC and Console gaming at the highest level
  • Have an opportunity to be the voice of the consumer and drive meaningful and impactful change to the user experience
  • Get to play unreleased PC games on unreleased and high end graphics hardware - and get paid !
  • Work in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment
  • Work with a very experienced and talented group of testers and software developers in a state-of-the-art facility

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Uncover and Reproduce issues found, and work with engineering teams to prioritize and drive to resolution
  • Identify opportunities for test automation, manage a pool of test machines and develop scripts for automated testing
  • Play in gaming sessions in different ‘end user scenarios’ such as Streaming, iCafe, extended, or competitive, etc for an extended period of time.
  • Communicate key status updates for high-impact issues
  • Verify proper implementation of features against design specifications
  • Acquire and exercise knowledge on testing methodologies in the PC and Video Game Industry
  • Performing test, administrative, or other activities necessary for the proper conduct of work in accordance with the supervisor's instructions
  • Test and help improve AMD’s graphics hardware and software

 

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A strong passion for video games and PC gaming
  • Expert in building PCs and troubleshooting computer issues
  • A 1+ year QA background, ideally in the games industry
  • Python or scripting experience is a must
  • Excellent analytical skills and a razor-sharp eye for details
  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills, and strong reading comprehension
  • Comfortable to work in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment with changing demands
  • Highly reliable, and self motivated with excellent time and task management
  • Good judgement to estimate the significance and consequences of bugs that are found during testing
  • Experience in one or more defect tracking and/or test management tool a plus (i.e. TestTrack Pro, Jira, Bugzilla).

 

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer or SW Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent.

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Requisition Number: 87266 
Country: China State: Shanghai City: Shanghai 
Job Function: 
Design  

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