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Technical Program Manager – Central DFX- 82875

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted April 3, 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.



Technical Program Manager – Central DFX

The Role:

Central DFX (CDFX) is a centralized ASIC design group within AMD’s Technology and Engineering organization. The group consists of design teams located in several AMD locations in North America and Asia. It is primarily responsible for architecture, design and implementation of critical Design-for-Test (DFT) and Design-for-Debug (DFD) features for leading edge AMD products. It is also responsible for DFX design methodology and automation tools development to support the global DFX engineering teams across AMD.

The Program Manager in CDFX will be involved in various aspect of design project management from concept to first silicon bring-up, including interaction with executives and senior management team and internal cross functional teams. The person will be accountable to drive schedules, resources, status, and cross functional alignment of engineering tasks.

The Person:

As a program manager, you will be working with a diverse team of design engineers and managers from various global design locations to coordinate and drive project execution, and critical initiatives. Work is strategic in nature but hands-on work on tactical matters is expected. This role provides an excellent growth opportunity for robust individuals looking to make a difference. This is an exciting time to join the AMD team!

The following highlights a successful candidate:

  • Demonstrated leadership and works well with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter, driven and disciplined with a dedication to meeting deadlines
  • Has an aptitude to thrive in a fast-paced multi-tasking environment
  • Used to working independently, and yet can work collaboratively with various levels and organization functions.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Define, plan and drive program plans based on management and senior technical guidance; tasks include driving project scoping, budgeting, scheduling and execution progress tracking
  • Work with cross-functional IP and SOC design teams on project plan alignment and strategic initiative planning
  • Communication is critical part of this role which includes:
  • Executive level communications on status, explanation of tactical details and problem resolutions
  • Interpreting and understanding business directions, and recommending solutions regarding program situations
  • Work with engineering management to drive execution excellence, including key metrics – performance, schedule, cost and quality
  • Collaborating with AMD Program Management community on continuous process improvement; initiates significant changes to existing processes and methods to improve project and team efficiencies

Preferred Experience:

  • Technical background in the semiconductor industry (design, silicon validation, manufacturing or testing) with 5 years of hands-on engineering experience and/or program management experience.
  • Knowledge in EDA tools/methodology is a plus
  • Experience managing various medium to large projects, moderate to high complexity (2-3 yrs duration/>50 cross functional team size)
  • Highly organized, able to prioritize, and balance workstreams to deadlines across internal functional teams
  • Flexible schedule to work with global (Asia and North America) teams
  • Proven track record to multi-task effectively and manage competing priorities

Academic Credentials:

  • B.Sc. in Electrical/Computer Engineering or related field
  • PMP certification is preferred, but not required


  • Markham, Ontario, Canada



Requisition Number: 82875 
Country: Canada State: 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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