Multimedia Software Engineer

Sep 14, 2022
Markham, Canada
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

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Multimedia Software Engineer

The Role:

In this position, you will be an integral part of multimedia video software designs. The candidate will be responsible for developing better ways of creating AMD’s next generation of ASICs. You will use your combined hardware and software background to help create the best video software solutions possible. Ingenuity, excellent communication, and outstanding problem-solving skills will enable you to ensure AMD products and solutions are developed on the leading edge.


The Person:

As a key 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.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Must have proven abilities to tackle critical software problems and will be working with innovative engineers to build groundbreaking AMD silicon software.
  • Design, develop and optimize firmware running on an embedded microprocessor within the GPU/APU.
  • Work closely with multimedia teams to design and implement end-to-end video software features in Windows.
  • Craft and develop tools to validate hardware/software functionality, tune the performance and quality of the overall solution.
  • Bring up new functionality in simulation and on new hardware.
  • Collaborate with international teams of software and hardware video specialists.


Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in C/C++.
  • Familiar with Linux, knowledge, and experience of device driver or firmware development is preferred.
  • A background in core video technology (encode/decode, camera, display), system-level use cases (playback, still/video capture, video telephony/conferencing/transcoding/streaming), Operating Systems and Systems programming.
  • Experience in the development, integration, and productization of video solutions.
  • Proactive, creative, and a teammate.


Additional Preferred Experience/Assets Include:

  • Knowledge of CODEC standards H.264, HEVC, AV1, VP9, VP8, MVC, SVC, MPEG4, MPEG2.
  • Prior experience with simulation, emulation, and FPGA prototyping.
  • Embedded programming/debugging environments.
  • Familiarity with communication protocols.


Academic Credentials:

  • Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Science.



Markham, Ontario Canada





Requisition Number: 182921 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


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