Software Development Director - Software optimization for GPU products


Santa Clara, CA, USA

Full time

Software Engineering / Software Developer

Nov 14

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We are looking for a strong technical leader to manage a team of highly skilled engineers to optimize 3D drivers for games and other use cases on wide range of AMD GPU products. A successful candidate needs to have an established background in managing a software engineer team working on CPU or GPU optimization or 3D graphics development in a fast paced environment. This position involves working with software and hardware engineering teams to optimize use cases and influence future hardware design. 



We are searching for a motivatited leader with passion and experience in performance optimization in game graphics and GPU computing.



  • Manage an engineering team including staffing, mentoring, performance review, goal setting, and career development
  • Lead the team focusing on 3D driver (DX12, Vulkan, DX11, OpenGL) optimization for games on AMD graphics products and providing performance optimization guidance to ISV teams
  • Provide technical guidance to the team and improve optimization workflow
  • Have technical insight to guide priorities and translate asks into actions
  • Understand and present the technical status to upper managers, peers, and engineer teams



  • 10+ years in leading CPU or GPU optimization or 3D graphics driver development
  • Knowledge of CPU and GPU architecture and experience in GPGPU programming technologies
  • A strong track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional projects
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Knowledge of software engineering practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations



  • PhD or MS or BS in Compute Science or related disciplines



Santa Clara, CA




Requisition Number: 179341 

Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 

Job Function: Design  

Benefits offered are described here.

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