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Software Development Engineer 2

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted July 29, 2022.

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.


At AMD, we are strongly involved in developing Graphics ecosystem. 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.


We are searching for an individual with excellent problem-solving skills who also appreciates a team environment and learning from others. An individual who will do well in this role would be able to balance between attention to details and executing timely with perfection. A good fit for our team is a person who communicates optimally, shares their knowledge freely, and who is passionate about growth, learning and contributing to the success of the team and AMD as a whole.


  • Implement Vulkan/OpenGL new features/extensions for new generation AMD GPU and Cloud Solution.
  • Maintain and refine Vulkan/OpenGL driver.
  • Validate functionalities for new generation of GPUs APU/GPU on simulators and bring it up on real silicon.
  • Working with Shader Compiler team on new/existing ISA features for Vulkan/OpenGL.
  • Fine-tune Vulkan/OpenGL 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.


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


Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or an equivalent.


Requisition Number: 161608
Country: Canada Province: 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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