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Firmware Engineer

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted July 7, 2024.


We care deeply about transforming lives with AMD technology to enrich our industry, our communities, and the world. Our mission is to build great products that accelerate next-generation computing experiences – the building blocks for the data center, artificial intelligence, PCs, gaming and embedded. Underpinning our mission is the AMD culture. We push the limits of innovation to solve the world’s most important challenges. We strive for execution excellence while being direct, humble, collaborative, and inclusive of diverse perspectives. 

AMD together we advance_

The Firmware Engineer will have the opportunity to work with Hardware development teams, GPU architects, test teams. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining Graphics RLC code on the most advanced Graphics processors in the world

Our ideal candidate will possess strong communication, collaboration, and skills, as well as experience in the development, implementation and debug of basic IO firmware Teamwork and interpersonal skills are essential to the role as you will be collaborating with multiple domain owners and developers. This individual should possess a high level of integrity, be motivated, capable of effectively working with global teams and Customers. Ability to take the long view for improvements to code and process efficiencies and discuss architectural items.

  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills required
  • Proven interpersonal skill, technical leadership and partnership required
  • Must be proficient in both written and spoken English
  • Experience working with multi-site teams preferred


  • Design, develop, and debug Graphics BIOS FW for graphics processors in accordance with HW feature specifications and requirements
  • Contribute to the development of internal tools to improve development efficiency and quality
    Accountable for on time delivery of work
  • Collaborate with management and off-site teams to co-develop the complete product solution
  • Regular communication via Audio/Video conference with global teams


  • Experience with firmware or system software development. Strong understanding of Graphics processor architecture
  • Hands on knowledge of Assembly and standard C language
  • Frame buffer experience
  • PCIExpress bus protocol experience
  • Past experience in FW development environment
  • Familiarity with Source Code management tools such as Perforce
  • Solid understanding in PC architecture, x86 processors, chipsets, DRAM architecture, PCI, PCI-X, PCI Express, ACPI, multiprocessor systems, power management and system management
  • Expertise in Assembly programming and debugging tools is a must
  • Experience with I2C, VESA, and power management is required
  • Excellent and proven machine language, low level code and C/C++ programming skills


  • Bachelors required.  A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering preferred



Benefits offered are described:  AMD benefits at a glance.


AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity, inclusive employers and will consider all applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third-party affiliation, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.   We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective laws throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.