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Intelligence Processing Unit

Software Platform Engineer
Cambridge, GB
Job Description / Skills Required

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.

 Our IPU platform is designed to be targeted by machine learning frameworks such as Tensorflow, MXNet, Caffe2, CNTK and PyTorch. This role involves understanding the implementation of these frameworks at a deep technical level. This role focuses on the integration of the IPU and Poplar platform into these frameworks.


  • Experience of developing frameworks would be good, but it is not essential.
  • Strong C++ development ability
  • An understanding of how these frameworks target existing technologies such as a GPU would be useful.

Developers will be encouraged to gain a deep understanding of the Poplar framework and the functionality provided by its application libraries, quickly upon joining Graphcore, in order to integrate it into frameworks.

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.

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