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Software Development Engineer 2- 124661

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted January 8, 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 Development Engineer 2 – 124661

The Role:

As a contributor to the success of AMD’s IP, you will be part of a leading team to drive and enhance AMD’s abilities to deliver the highest quality, industry leading technologies to market.

The Person:

The candidate will be responsible for design and implementation of device driver and firmware and applications for AMD APU products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement Multimedia functionality to support new HW, SW or OS specifications
  • Reproduce, debug and resolve driver/application issues with specific hardware and software contexts
  • Design and develop test applications and quality assurance programs

Preferred Experience:

  • Strong C/C++ programming skills
  • Extensive Multimedia (video codecs, color formats, video algorithms) experience
  • Object Oriented Programming knowledge and skills
  • Embedded Programming knowledge and skills
  • Experience with x86 / ARM CPU architecture and System-On-Chip bring-up
  • Experience within the GPU and/or APU environments
  • Kernel Mode Debugging skills, experience with WinDbg, SoftICE, etc.
  • Solving problems, ability to triage and root cause issue

Additional Preferred Experience/Assets Include:

  • Video CODEC decode/encode, HEVC, H.264, WMV8/WMV9, VC-1, MPEG4, VP7/VP8/VP9, SVC
  • Video processing and enhancement algorithms
  • OS, Kernel, DDK, SDK, Multimedia, Direct3D, OpenGL, OpenCL knowledge and/or experience
  • DirectShow(DShow), DirectX-VA(DXVA 1/2, DXVA-HD), XvMC, OpenMAX, VAAPI, VDPAU
  • Video processing and enhancement algorithms
  • Familiarity with Perforce, Remedy, Jira
  • Leadership and mentoring skills


  • Markham, ON, CAN



Requisition Number: 124661 
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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