Video Codec Architect

Location: Waterloo, Ontario, 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.



The Data Center Video team is looking for a Video Codec Architect.


Video Codec Architect responsibilities include:
•    Designing and implementing next generation video codecs
•    Integrating external processing modules with the video codecs
•    Designing, developing, coding, testing, and debugging video compression algorithms
•    Performing video quality assessments of internal and external video encoding solutions
•    Coordinating with firmware and implementation teams


Job brief
We are looking for a professional Video Codec Architect to be working with the Video algorithm team to improve and develop new video encoding algorithms for next generation video encoding products. An important part of the job will include a close cooperation with firmware, hardware and other teams to make sure the design is optimized for a production.


•    Design and implement video encoding algorithms
•    Design, develop, code, test, and debug video encoder reference models
•    Review code and design
•    Development of Video support tools and scripts
•    Interface with other teams implementing the video algorithms


Senior years of proven working experience in software engineering
•    Master's or BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience
•    Extensive experience with compressed video formats (H264, HEVC, AV1, …)
•    Extensive knowledge of video processing
•    Solid programming experience in both C and C++
•    Understanding and experience with machine learning based video processing
•    Experience with CPU and ASIC based video encoding solutions
•    Experience with Linux and Windows development environments (Visual Studio)
•    Knowledge of scripting (batch, phyton, …)
•    Experience with source control and defect tracking tools




Requisition Number: 154369 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Waterloo 
Job Function:Design


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