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SW Program Manager – New Technologies – 158943

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted May 9, 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.



SW Program Manager – New Technologies 


About the Department:

The Software Program Management team supports the delivery of the next generation of AMD Gaming Radeon Technology Products.  Our team focuses on on-time and quality delivery of software that supports AMD’s Products as well as their key new differentiating technologies. We plan schedule and resourcing, execute and monitor Programs in accordance with the software development lifecycle, provide status reporting, and actuals to stakeholders and key decision-makers.


Job purpose:

The SW Program Manager will focus on prototyping, drive development, and deliver next generation Graphics differentiator technologies. This role focuses on innovation to push the boundaries of product architecture. The role also works in close collaboration with Gaming New Product Introduction (NPI) SW Program Managers on the next Generation AMD Radeon Gaming products. You will support complex software development, plan its deliverables, and then track the execution all the way until launch. You will work with talented and creative Software Engineers to create the future of Gaming and its key technologies! 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Scope technical feasibility of new differentiator technologies to drive innovation for future Products architecture by clarifying and analyzing requirements with SW Architects, Technical Leads and Engineers
  • Work with SW Functional PMs to translate the technical requirements into SW Functional Specification and decompose the work
  • Build a SW program schedule by considering various Driver and Software 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
  • Track Features Enablement progress by comparing the actual progress against the plan, optimize the features for performance to deliver these innovative key technologies to market
  • Report Progress weekly to SW Management and Executives and drive corrective actions as needed
  • Drive Driver quality with respective SW teams to achieve zero defects in production code


Skills and Experience Requirements


  • Minimum 10 years proven large and complex Project & Program Management experience in dynamic and competitive industry with focus on Product Development (New Product Introduction)
  • Minimum 10 years software, hardware and/or customer engineering experience with strong understanding of HW/SW interactions and deliverables
  • Experience in Device Drivers, Firmware, Graphics technology in Windows and Linux, SOC product development – or transferrable experience/skills
  • Experience working with ISVs partners a strong asset


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Project
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to handle all levels of interaction, including executive level
  • Experience in cross-functional and global Core Team settings
  • Horizontal leadership/Matrix management experience
  • Flexible working schedule to manage global (North America and Asia) program execution team



  • Preferred Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering Bachelor Degree
  • PMP certification is strongly desired



  • Markham, Ontario
  • Calgary, Alberta


Requisition Number: 158943 
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.