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Systems Software Engineer at Graphcore
Cambridge, GB

Graphcore has created a completely new processor, the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), specifically designed for artificial intelligence. The IPU’s unique architecture means developers can run current machine learning models orders of magnitude faster. More importantly, it lets AI researchers undertake entirely new types of work, not possible using current technologies, to drive the next great breakthroughs in general machine intelligence.

We believe our IPU technology will become the worldwide standard for artificial intelligence compute. The performance of Graphcore’s IPU is going to be transformative across all industries and sectors whether you are a medical researcher, roboticist or building autonomous cars.

Our team is at the forefront of the artificial intelligence revolution, enabling innovators from all industries and sectors to expand human potential with technology. What we do, really makes a difference.

As a Systems Software Engineer, you will provides the interface between development platforms containing IPU devices and the host machine. This role involves working on the host PCI express driver and the supporting low lever user space libraries to provide device access functionality to the Poplar platform. The runtime also provides access functionality for the production test infrastructure required for building IPU products so requires close interaction with the hardware engineering teams.


  • A strong background in C and C++ development is required.
  • A good understanding of how hardware platforms are built in particular the interfacing of devices to a host machine via PCI Express and USB.
  • Knowledge of Linux kernel driver development is useful but not essential.
  • Knowledge of modern operating systems and memory management is also beneficial.

The position requires the candidate to work very much at the software/hardware boundary of a system.

We welcome people of different backgrounds and experiences and are committed to building an inclusive work environment that makes Graphcore a great home for everyone. We are an equal opportunity employer and want to build a work environment where everyone is happy, productive and respectful so they can do their best work. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, just let us know.

Please note, we are only considering candidates who have an established right to work in the UK for roles based in Cambridge, UK