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Software & Applications Development Engineer – 118161

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted November 18, 2021.

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 & Applications Development Engineer – 118161


As a key member of our Enterprise Applications team with focus within our IT Global Operations & Supply Chain team, you will use your expert software engineering skills to develop product security. When you join our hardworking and engaged team, you will notice right away we are committed to success. In this role, you will be responsible for analyzing the performance of systems that impact AMD product life cycle and modifying to improve the quality of the generated code.

The person

Your technical abilities will directly impact AMD’s success with tier-one partners. You will work collaboratively with developers and global operations teams inside AMD. This position requires an outstanding background of software development, debugging skills, communication skills, ability to prototype, testing and to clearly articulate possible technical challenges associated with the implementation. Must be self-motivated, able to work well within a team and able to adapt to a fast-paced environment.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop code, unit test, debug, and implement requests for programs, small projects, and system changes in a custom application environment with a focus on product security.
  • Assist in the development and documentation of system architecture, designs, and consult on encryption management solutions.
  • Analyze and improve performance of the infrastructure and applications.
  • Works with eco-system partners to help improve the security of the entire compute base from CPU to GPU.
  • Very good communicator; able to engage and effectively respond to diverse internal partners.
  • Support global business users to ensure enterprise applications SLAs are met.
  • Work both independently and as part of a strong, collaborative team across multiple geographies.
  • Self-starter who requires minimal supervision.
  • Able to proactively support a team culture that fosters excellent collaboration.
  • Since the position entails working with confidential information, a high level of integrity is required.

Preferred experience

  • Software development experience in .Net, Java, C++, SQL, UNIX/Linux.
  • Web application development, Tomcat, JBoss or WebSphere.
  • Strong understanding of computer architecture systems and concepts, including CPU architecture, fundaments of the system memory hierarchy and caches, and underlying system hardware and firmware.
  • Knowledge of existing hardware architecture(s) (prefer x86 and/or ARM) including associated security and/or virtualization extensions.
  • Must possess an understanding of all aspects of data, client/server and network security, including such areas as firewall administration, encryption technologies and network protocols.
  • Experience with custom development solutions hosted on premise or in the Cloud.
  • Experience with firmware, APIs, applications, OSes and their interactions within Windows, Linux, gaming, compute, and virtualization environments.
  • Eagerness and ability to quickly learn new concepts.
  • Worked in cross-site and matrix environments.

The following experience is a plus:

  • Database development, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server.
  • Possess fundamental knowledge of security principles and properties, including confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, authorization, and auditing.
  • Understand industrial security standards: TCG, DMTF, OCP NIST, FIPS, Common Criteria, etc.
  • Working knowledge of cryptography and encryption key management an asset.
  • Relevant industry experience is highly beneficial.

Academic credentials

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology Systems Security or related field strongly preferred


Markham, Ontario (Remote Possible)

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and will consider all applicants without regard to race, marital status, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE/MFDV


Requisition Number: 118161
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham
Job Function: 
Information Technology



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.