Graduate Opportunity

Graphics Linux Driver and Tools Software Engineer

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Develop Linux drivers for the full family of PowerVR Graphics cores, contributing to the design, implementation and maintenance of the software drivers for both current and next generation designs. You will work on occasion with customers, solving issues to enable their new PowerVR powered System-on-Chip platforms.

You can expect to acquire a wide range of GPU driver development and OS integration skills, as well as core driver road-map feature designs and developments. Support driver-side tooling infrastructure, enabling sophisticated in house tools to be utilised for analysing and debugging the driver call stack. 

This is a unique and highly varied role. You will need to use excellent problem solving skills to tackle different challenges throughout the driver stack, from developing code in system libraries, through to kernel driver modules and debugging tools/scripts.

A day in the life of Imagination

Imagination is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of billions of people across the globe.

You will

  • Contribute to the driver architecture to support current and next generation cores through software design techniques.
  • Become the expert of one or more key areas of the driver with code expertise.
  • Assist the customer engineering team with customer software/platform issues, integrating and porting our drivers to new SoCs.
  • Be involved with GPU driver debugging involving GPU emulation, software simulators, RTL simulations as well as internal and customer silicon to root-cause complex GPU driver issue.
  • Develop driver tooling or tool improvements to aid the team and business in general.

Abilities make possibilities

Committed to making your customers, stakeholders and colleagues successful, you’re an excellent communicator, listener and collaborator who builds trusted partnerships by delivering what you say, when you say. You’re curious, solutions orientated and a world class problem solver who constantly seeks opportunities to innovate and achieve the best possible outcome to the highest imaginable standard.

You have

  • C programming experience.
  • Linux platform use for software development (e.g. Ubuntu).
  • Python and Shell scripting an advantage.
  • Confidence in your own ability and are a self-motivated attitude.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work well in a team.
  • Ability to understand and communicate complex ideas.

You might also have

  • Any knowledge of OS kernels and driver programming and concepts is useful.
  • Ability to absorb and understand complex designs from existing code.
  • Flexibility to adapt to different programming environments.
  • Knowledge of Linux and Android system software and kernels, but other OS experience will be considered.
  • Understanding of embedded real-time operating systems and associated concepts.
  • CPU operations, concepts and assembly language.
  • BSc/BEng in Engineering or Computing or Maths/Physics with a computing focus or equivalent relevant experience.

Invent the future

The people at Imagination enable the tech that’s shaping our world, from virtual reality to smart phones, autonomous cars to space probes. It’s their creativity that has enabled Imagination to power world-changing electronic products. Dare to dream big? We’ll encourage you to pursue your dream. We listen, we’re open and we’re honest. Whatever it is you need, you’ll be respected and helped along your way.
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  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Kings Langley (Hertfordshire)
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