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Software Development Engineer- 118702 2

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted January 3, 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.





We’re a young and rapidly growing team powering the graphic processing units (GPUs) of Cloud Service Providers such as Google Stadia, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. As cloud computing sets the tone in the new generation of technology, we work to enable cloud gaming, machine learning and powering other creative uses of GPUs in a non-traditional environment.




We develop kernel driver software and related software tools (such as the Radeon Software) for professional, server-grade GPUs, such as AMD Radeon Pro V520, allowing a single GPU to be shared by up to 16 Virtual Machines. A successful candidate will work with industry experts on the team to develop and debug our latest reference driver solutions on several virtualization platforms and operating systems. As we expand what our GPU’s Cloud capabilities, we’re also looking for candidates that have experience in technologies such as containers (Docker / LXC) and other similar solutions.




The successful candidate will learn about graphics driver architecture and how we program our graphics chips to work with a variety of Hypervisors (VMWare, Xen, KVM, HyperV) and Operating Systems (Windows, Linux, Android). As a valued member of our team, we will invest in growing your career and have your contributions enhance AMD’s Cloud GPU offerings.


You will participate in SCRUM teams to give you an opportunity to learn and experience all aspects of software development process including coding, documentation, and performance analysis. Your problem-solving skills will be challenged by debugging and resolving issues. As you finish one project and move on to the next, you will witness the unique learning opportunities between the different cloud providers and use cases of our GPUs.




  • Strong object-oriented programming background, C/C++ preferred
  • Ability to write high quality code with a keen attention to detail
  • Familiarity with Windows, Linux and/or Android operating system development
  • Experience with software development processes and tools such as debuggers, source code control systems (GitHub) and profilers is a plus
  • Enjoy tinkering with containers and other new technologies
  • Good communication and problem-solving skills
  • Highly motivated, self-starter with good interpersonal skills


Requisition Number: 118702 
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

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