Director Software Development - Graphics Software Validation - 111681

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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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.




As Director, Software Development, you will lead a team of software validation engineers testing one of the largest, most complex, and fastest-moving codebases in the industry. You will be responsible for strategy and execution of the graphics software validation function and define and promote a quality mindset across the global organization. You will collaborate with cross-organizational leadership on planning and delivery of high-quality, feature-rich products on schedule.  Evaluate and adopt industry-leading test and development methodologies and standards.




You have an in-depth understanding of product architecture and its requirements, are a visionary, innovative and can analyze, communicate and drive the “big picture” and continuous improvement throughout the global function.  You have strong relationship building skills, customer focus, are proactive and result-oriented. You are a strong leader, with a track record of growing and mentoring global teams.




  • Create, maintain, and drive continuous improvement of test strategies, methodologies and tools for best quality, maximum efficiency and readiness for new products and technologies and industry and ecosystem inflection points
  • Lead planning and execution of test for the core SW technology enablement, working in close alignment with product-centric test teams and other validation functions across AMD (e.g. development, hardware, customer-centric test, etc.)
  • Perfect methods for accurate estimation of validation effort for projects.  Work effectively with stakeholders to develop successful strategies for the delivery of new technologies in resource and schedule-constrained environment
  • Define and implement effective operational and quality metrics
  • Lead core automation efforts, methodology and architecture definition
  • Further, grow and strengthen the team - enable the team to operate at top efficiency and productivity, cultivate growth and a culture of innovation
  • Act as the ultimate sign-off authority for SW meeting defined quality bar and targets.  Deliver clear quality status, outlook and impact statement to stakeholders and executive leadership.
  • Effective plan for validation efforts for the SW roadmap – correct focus, priorities, utilization of resources
  • Accountable for execution of validation activity on schedule, effectively anticipating, communicating and managing risk and plan changes



  • Several years’ industry experience, with at least 5 years in a leadership role
  • Strong knowledge of SW quality assurance and validation methodologies, tools, best practices; specific emphasis on proficiency in various SW quality standards: ISO 25010, AutoSPICE, etc.
  • In depth understanding of software development lifecycle, rapid development methodologies, management of large codebases, strong programming knowledge
  • Excellent track record of leading, building and developing large teams (50+) of SW engineers



  • Masters degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent



Austin, Texas




Requisition Number: 111681 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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