Performance Evaluation Engineer, Full-Time, Bristol

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.

Graphcore is seeking a Performance Evaluation Engineer to join the Core Architecture and Evaluation team in Bristol. In this role you will be responsible for evaluating and disseminating the real-world characteristics of our IPU to ensure safe, robust and performant operation in its numerous operating environments. You will also be responsible for designing and implementing test environments for the harvesting, archiving, and evaluation of low-level IPU performance information, feeding results into future IPU designs to ensure Graphcore remains at the leading edge of compute performance for machine learning.

The Performance Evaluation Engineer role involves working alongside Core and System Architects as well as close interactions with Hardware and RTL teams. Ideally, you will be fluent in their languages and work efficiently with them.

Key Skills

  • Degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or related subject
  • Solid understanding of computer/CPU architecture
  • Experience in software engineering working with either C/C++/Assembly/Python
  • Be highly motivated, a self starter, and a team player
  • Ability to work across different teams including hardware and software 

Some of

  • Experience with silicon characterisation systems (data acquisition equipment etc.)
  • Hardware debug
  • Microprocessor benchmarking
  • Databases such as MySQL
  • Data visualization 

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 Bristol, UK.  

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