Machine Learning Framework Developer

Bristol / Full-Time

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.

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 machine learning frameworks would be good, but it is not essential
  • Strong C++ development ability along with an understanding of how these frameworks target existing technologies such as a GPU would be useful

Developers will be expected 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 machine learning frameworks. Fundamentally, this role provides an opportunity to work on adding advanced hardware support to software platforms used by many of the worlds largest companies.

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.