Senior Software Engineer

Location: Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Sr. Software Developer


The role:  Great opportunity for Software Engineer career professional to join an elite team to develop ongoing solutions in the Adaptive & Embedded Computing Group (AECG) division of AMD semiconductor.   AMD’s new hardware programmable SoC FPGAs and Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP) deliver most dynamic processor technology and are achieving record performances in Data Center, Wireless/5G, Automotive/ADAS and Emulation applications. 


These new applications, and heterogeneous computing architecture introduces new challenges in compilation, particularly in placement and routing.  AMD’s Software Implementation Tools team addresses these challenges. 


The person:  AMD is looking for a software engineer with expertise in Algorithms and Graph Theory and strong C++ programming skills.  The person will be part of FPGA Software Implementation Tools team, with responsibility to research and develop novel algorithms and techniques to compile user applications on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) with the goal of achieving high performance.


As a part of this team, you will work on evaluating new FPGA architectures and its impact on existing EDA tools and develop new algorithms with the aim of improving Quality of Results (QoR), Compile Time, and Memory Usage by orders of magnitude. You will also be interacting with the field and customers, helping them meet their requirements. 


Key responsibilities:

  • Research and develop novel algorithms and techniques to compile user applications on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA)
  • Evaluating new FPGA architectures and its impact on existing EDA tools
  • Perform optimization of existing algorithms to improve QOR, memory and runtime by orders of magnitude
  • Responsible for design, implementation, analysis, and test of FPGA physical implementation tools which includes physical synthesis, optimization, and placement


Preferred experience:

  • Strong knowledge in C++
  • Knowledge of Data structures, Graph Theory and Algorithms
  • Knowledge of EDA Algorithms and Distributed Computing is a plus
  • Knowledge of Digital Design and FPGA is a plus


Academic credentials:

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related equivalent, PhD desired, but not required



  • Waterloo, Ontario, Canada




Requisition Number: 169427 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Waterloo 
Job Function: Design
Hiring Manager:Mehrdad Eslami Dehkordi 


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  AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.

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