Software Platform Engineer (Debug & Performance Tools)

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.

Main focus

Feedback of application performance data and application debugging is essential functionality for Poplar developers. This role focuses on the design and development of tools, specifically the Poplar debugger and Poplar profiler (both graphical and command line) for the analysis of IPU applications. These custom tools specifically target the hardware support in the IPU designed for analysis of massively parallel graph based applications.

The role will be primarily a C and C++ development position. Previous experience of developing tools for parallel processors would be advantageous along with understanding of debuggers and performance analysis tools. The role will also require buiding graphical tools to present information to users about how an IPU is being utilized, so you will need to be collaborate with customer support teams. An understanding of machine learning applications is ideal but not essential.

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.

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