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Program Manager – Machine Learning and High Performance Compute – 82864

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted February 2, 2021.

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 stack. You will learn about how the power of open-source software can be applied to solve 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 multi-functional project planning and execution of multiple software development projects.

  • Collaborate with multi-functional groups, including software, firmware and hardware teams, across AMD Radeon Technology Group through the product life cycle, from definition to successful delivery of releases.
  • Dive deep into technical aspects of the program: resolve cross team dependencies and coordinate cross-team initiatives between 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 budget, head count, operational efficiencies
  • Participating in the development of project plans and schedules; to develop and improve processes for project tracking and risk mitigation
  • Support engineering management in resource planning (people and materials), as well as driving execution, including time-to-market and R&D efficiency
  • Working collaboratively with engineering management to drive excellence in the AMD Program Management community to supervise Key Metrics and help continuous process improvement

Preferred Experience:

  • 5 years 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
  • Great teammate with a dedication to meeting deadlines and an aptitude to thrive in a fast-moving 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 based products is a plus.
  • Experience using tools such as JIRA, Confluence, SharePoint, Project 2016, Jenkins & Robot Frameworks
  • Experience in Machine Learning frameworks (TensorFlow, Caffe2, PyTorch, etc.) is highly desired
  • 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, Ontario, Canada



Requisition Number: 82864 
Country: Canada State: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Other Engineering


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