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Software System Designer 2 (147483)

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted May 7, 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.
 

 

 

Software System Designer 2

 

THE ROLE:

Have you ever completed a grinding raid, and just as you are about to pick up that sought-after piece of loot the dreaded Blue Screen of Death pops up? Have you ever had your finger on the trigger ready to make the last kill to win a battle royale and then the game suddenly quits to the desktop? If either of these scenarios have triggered some bad memories – this is your opportunity to do something about it!

This role is an exciting opportunity in which you will have great exposure to all the latest technologies in the computer graphics industry. You will get hands-on with testing the latest games, hardware, and software, and have an opportunity to drive improvement to the overall user experience.

Automation will be essential to the role, and the successful candidate would be comfortable interacting with the Windows OS and reporting on the results of these automated tests. AI/ML scripting and data analytics will be key areas of growth moving forward.

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:

The ideal candidate is someone who has a passion and vested interest in PC performance and the underlying technology. A successful candidate will hold extensive PC knowledge and a passion for technology. 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 software, video games, PC 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. Familiarity with the architecture of a PC, and an expert in building systems and troubleshooting issues is a must.

A background in data analytics, or AI/ML will be an advantage!

 

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 through automated testing, 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 (Python) for automated testing
  • Build and improve webtools and dashboards to drive efficiency and reporting (ReactJS, NodeJS, SQL)
  • 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:

  • Expert in building PCs and troubleshooting computer issues
  • A 1+ year QA background, ideally in the SWQA/PC/Games industry
  • Scripting experience is a must (Python, ReactJS, NodeJS, SQL)
  • 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: 147483 
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 AskHR@amd.com.

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