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Machine learning / High Performance Compute Program Manager – 133701

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted May 11, 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.



Machine learning / High Performance Compute Program Manager

The Role:

As program manager in AMD’s machine learning software engineering team, you will drive end-to-end delivery of leading-edge technology in high performance GPU-accelerated compute and machine learning for the Radeon Open Compute software and Radeon Adrenalin Software stacks. You will learn about how the power of open-source software can be applied to tackle real-world problems. You will interact with product management, customers, software and hardware engineering teams, quality assurance and operations in a new and growing team.

The Person:

The successful candidate in this role will be a self-starter, upbeat, quick learner who is passionate about new technology in addition to being results-oriented and able to get things done. They will be able to resolve ambiguity and adapt to changes in a dynamic environment. Drawing on their engineering background and proven experience in delivering software, the ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator who can engage with key partners at all levels, from driving technical discussions to leading executive program reviews.

Key Responsibilities:

Work closely with engineering managers, software developers, and product managers to drive project planning and execution of multiple dynamic software development projects.

  • Defines, plans and drives projects and program plans based on management and senior technical mentorship
  • Scope technical feasibility of new Products by clarifying and analyzing requirements with SW/HW Architects, Technical Leads and SW Engineers
  • Develop SW program schedule by considering various Driver, SW Stack components and HW/FW dependencies, negotiate and build a Staffing Plan that supports the schedule
  • Participating in the development of project plans and schedules; to develop and improve processes for project tracking and risk mitigation
  • Delivering on all assigned program commitments from inception through execution
  • Delivering assigned program(s) within POR schedule, budget, and scope
  • Acting as a key liaison between DEV and other partners on all matters pertaining to successful project execution
  • Ownership of resource tracking, status reporting and issue messaging to key partners, including senior executives and customers.
  • Prepare and deliver project status updates and reviews to key internal partners
  • Investigate technical aspects of the program: help drive details in compiler, runtime, and tools software development teams.
  • Lead across several functional organizations, including business units, other engineering organizations, and finance/operations.
  • Working hand-in-hand with engineering counterparts across the global sites to plan/align operational efficiencies

Preferred Experience:

  • Project Management experience in industry
  • Good presentation and leadership skills; with ability to lead technical discussions
  • Strong social skills
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in leading sophisticated, interrelated projects, programs, and functions
  • Phenomenal teammate with a dedication to meeting deadlines and an aptitude to thrive in a fast paced multi-tasking environment
  • Knowledge of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) such as Program Increments, Lean, Kanban
  • Experience working with customers is an asset
  • Experience program running Linux and Windows based products is a plus.
  • Experience using tools such as JIRA, Confluence, SharePoint, Project 2019, Jenkins & Robot Frameworks
  • Experience in delivering software for new hardware products and GPUs is an advantage
  • Experience in High Performance Computing is preferred
  • Experience in Virtualization frameworks (Linux KVM, etc.) is desired
  • Experience in Containerization frameworks (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Software development experience
  • PMP certification is highly desirable, but not required

Academic Credentials:

Bachelor’s or Master’s in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering


Markham, Canada

Calgary, Canada



Requisition Number: 133701 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Other Engineering


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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