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Software Program Manager, DirectX/Direct3D driver development team – 131123

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted May 13, 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.





We are currently looking for a software program manager in Markham, Canada to join the DirectX/Direct3D driver development team targeting support for AMD GPUs. As the Software Program Manager, you will manage end to end ownership and delivery of the 3D Software Drivers required in support of the New Product Introduction (NPI) of next generation AMD APU based premium mobile and desktop devices. You will support complex software development, working directly with the 3D engineering team and other cross functional internal to plan its deliverables and then track its execution all the way until Launch.


Solid program management of various software development teams, monitoring the quality of the resulting software deliverables against customer metrics and a strong partnership with the customer are a few of the things required to ensure customer programs are enabled and delivered on time.



The individual will be a member of a team where communication and team skills are highly valued.  This team is essential to the success of AMD as a growing company. It is a very exciting environment where you will be working with the very best in our technology, while working on some of the most exciting projects the industry has to offer.





  • Defines, plans and drives projects and program plans based on management and senior technical guidance
  • Scope technical feasibility of new Products by clarifying and analyzing requirements with SW Architects, Technical Leads and SW Engineers
  • Work with Tech lead/Architect to translate the technical requirements into SW Functional Specification and decompose the work
  • Build a SW program schedule by considering various Driver and SW Stack component dependencies, negotiate and create a Staffing Plan that supports the schedule
  • Support SW Technical Leads and key Engineers to drive technical innovations in pre-Silicon verification using a variety of validation tools
  • Report Progress weekly to SW Management and drive corrective actions when required.
  • Drive Driver quality with respective SW Teams to achieve zero defects in production code



  • Minimum 5+ years of proven Project & Program Management experience in dynamic and competitive industry, particularly within Software Development or Engineering based organizations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Horizontal leadership/Matrix management experience is required. People management is desirable.
  • Flexible working schedule to manage global program execution team (Asia and North America emphasis).
  • Familiarity with the Semiconductor industry, especially the various functions of graphics firmware, driver software and platform hardware.



  • Preferred BS or higher degree in CS/CE/EE or related field
  • Preferred PMP Certification.



Markham, Canada



Requisition Number: 131123 
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

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.