Software Development Engineer 2 - 159662

May 13, 2022
Markham, Canada
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

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.



Multimedia Software Engineer


The Role:

In this position you will be an integral part of video codec 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 codec solutions possible. Ingenuity, excellent communication, 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 codec features in Windows.
  • Craft and develop tools to validate hardware/software functionality, and to tune the performance, power and quality of the overall solution.
  • Collaboration with international teams of software and hardware video specialists.


Preferred Experience:

  • Proficient knowledge in C/C++.
  • Proficient knowledge 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.
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Very good oral and written communication skills to get along with multi-functional teams.
  • Proactive, creative, and a teammate.


Additional Preferred Experience/Assets Include:

  • Knowledge of CODEC standards H.264, HEVC, AV1, VP9, VP8, MVC, SVC, MPEG4, MPEG2.
  • Familiarity with communication protocols.
  • Familiarity with Perl/Python/Java scripts


Academic Credentials:


  • Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Science.


Requisition Number: 159662 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


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