Founded just over three years ago, Graphcore's growth and impact has been little short of staggering. We believe we're in a unique position as a new wave of machine learning technology begins to emerge. We see a world where technology enhances human potential and takes us into a new era of intelligence and progress that everyone can benefit from.

What we can achieve over the next few years will re-shape businesses around the world.

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.

As Logical Design Engineer at Graphcore you will be responsible for defining and implementing microarchitecture for the Graphcore IPU chips, working closely with the architecture, verification and physical design teams. The IPU chips have a wide variety of design challenges which you will need to have some working understanding of; these include processor design, application specific blocks, high-speed serial interfaces, complex third-party IP integration and design-for-test.


  • Microarchitecture documentation
  • RTL implementation
  • Providing feedback to architecture, verification and physical design teams
  • Providing support for Verification debug and physical implementation
  • Maintaining good communication across teams and sites


  • Be highly motivated, a self-starter, and a team player
  • Ability to work across teams and debugging issues seen to find root causes
  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related subject
  • Ability to program, required to solve design issues, e.g. Python, Tcl 

Useful Skills (some or all of these)

  • SystemVerilog
  • Arithmetic pipeline
  • Floating-point
  • Design for test
  • Synthesis 
  • Timing Analysis 
  • Logical Equivalence 
  • Digital design flows

We are looking for candidates with experience ranging from new graduates to those with many years of experience in silicon, RTL and/or DFT design.

In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer a generous pension scheme and to support your well-being we provide health insurance, life cover and an employee assistance programme.

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. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, just let us know.


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