Sr. Software Development Engineer - 163463

May 18, 2022
Markham, Canada
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

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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

The Role:

The AMD Multimedia software team is on the lookout for a dynamic, energetic software engineer to design, development, validation and maintenance of Multimedia Firmware, Device Drivers, APIs, SDKs and Apps for current and future generations of SCBU(Semi-Custom Business Unit) product.


The Person:

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.


Key Responsibilities:

We are seeking an Engineer to design and implement device driver and firmware and applications for AMD SCBU products. Additional responsibilities include:

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


Preferred Experience:

  • 5+ years working experiences
  • Strong C/C++ programming skills
  • Multimedia (video codecs, color formats, video algorithms) experience
  • Embedded Programming knowledge and skills
  • Solving problems, ability to triage and root cause issue

Additional Preferred Experience/Assets Include:

  • Video CODEC decode/encode, HEVC, H.264, VC-1, MPEG4, VP9, SVC
  • 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
  • Experience on embedded software optimization
  • Familiarity with visual studio tools
  • Familiarity with Perforce, Github, Jira
  • Be able to independently drive tasks to completion


Academic Credentials:

University Degree or Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering or math



Markham, Ontario Canada





Requisition Number: 163463 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


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