Director of Machine Learning Software Development - 78082

Location: Markham, Ontario, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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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.



Director of Machine Learning Software Development



AMD’s Machine Learning Software Engineering team seeks a strong, collaborative leader with sharp technical skills to lead a highly educated and motivated team from the front in a hands-on manner. The candidate needs to have a proven track record of innovative development and leadership and interaction with partner companies and organizations is essential. This role will provide leadership for AMD’s GPU Compute Language Runtimes including HIP, OpenMP, and OpenCL by interacting closely with key AMD technical specialists to gain experience and ensure the best possible runtimes are provided for AMD platforms


The person:

The individual will be passionate about driving AMD’s ROCm GPU Compute Language Runtime strategy and demonstrating their value to product teams and HPC/Machine Learning customers. They will continuously coordinate across organizations, bringing together developers, customers, engineers, and program managers to provide high quality compute runtimes.


Key responsibilities:

  • Drive the delivery of outstanding GPU Compute Language Runtimes to external customers and to AMD business groups
  • Mentor the career development of world-class research staff
  • Lead all aspects of the creation and tracking of ROCm Language Runtime features and functionality
  • Collaborate across organizations
  • Drive the product roadmaps to produce results and hit schedules.
  • Collaborate with research, engineering, business, and other AMD teams to develop novel runtime technologies for data center systems and large-scale applications
  • Champion an innovation culture that crafts results and impacts product roadmaps


Preferred experience:

  • Consistent track record of robust team to generate successful products
  • Ability to network, establish relationships, and collaborate to drive effective decision-making across multiple functions and levels within AMD
  • Highly organized, able to prioritize, and balance multiple work streams to tight schedules
  • Both written and verbal communication with the ability to clearly and concisely summarize program and problem status to provide AMD's executive team with important insight against product objectives through excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Technical expertise in one or more of the following categories
  • Software
  • Systems
  • Cloud
  • Big Compute
  • Scientific computing
  • AI/ML


Academic credentials:

BS or MS in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering desired



Markham, Ontario or Santa Clara, CA


Requisition Number: 78082 
Country: Canada State: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Design


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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