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Graduate Mathematical Hardware Engineer – Datapath

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Who we are

At Imagination, we love innovating. We spend our time creating the graphics and AI chips that are at the core of your favourite electronic products, and we are expanding our IP portfolio to include RISC-V CPUs as part of our efforts to create the best Compute offering in the market. We have a no-compromise approach to making our technology as high performance and power-efficient as possible, all while being squeezed into the smallest space possible.

Our Culture

Our culture
Considering joining Imagination? Find out what it’s like to be part of the team.

It’s this relentless drive to push the boundaries of what’s possible that has led to Imagination powering more than 10 billion of the world’s most iconic electronic devices, from smartphones to smart TVs, from drones to self-driving cars.

We need your skills to help us continue to deliver technology that will impress the industry and our customers alike, ensuring that people everywhere can enjoy smarter and faster tech than ever before.

Hybrid Working Model

Imagination Technologies operates a hybrid working model globally that allows our employees to split their time between attending the workplace and working remotely. 

What you’ll be doing

Working in the Datapath team, a unique applied research team with a remit both to research and to deliver high performing hardware, you will be a vital part of the development of innovative  mathematical components. You will contribute to projects ranging from RISC V CPUs, geometric calculations for real-time mobile graphics, to heavily optimised hardware for neural network and AI applications. 

No prior knowledge of digital hardware is required. Full training will be provided on both industry tools and cutting-edge techniques developed in-house, and you will be creating your own original ideas to push out the boundary of what can be achieved. 

You will: 

  • Work with a team of mathematically focused engineers to design arithmetic hardware components and formally prove that they function correctly. 
  • Understand, crystallise, and extract the requirements for arithmetic hardware blocks with engineers throughout Imagination. 
  • Design and evaluate a variety of hardware architectures for implementing arithmetic intensive blocks. 
  • Perform formal verification on the resultant design using industry leading tools. 
  • Root-cause design issues in collaboration with other engineers. 
  • Research new techniques for implementing a vast range of mathematical operations in silicon. 
  • Analyse systems of mathematical components and advise on error and performance trade-offs. 
  • Efficiently orchestrate complex proofs using a range of leading industry tools deployed on a powerful compute grid. 
  • Automate common proof tasks and create verification flows using various programming languages. 
  • Produce patentable work in a research and invention focused environment. 
  • Have the unique chance to contribute to cutting-edge CPU, GPU, and NNA products. 

Who you are

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 will have: 

  • A good Master's degree or PhD in Mathematics, Engineering or another discipline with a strong mathematical focus. 
  • The ability to communicate complex technical information concisely and unambiguously both verbally and in writing. 
  • Tenacity and the ability to work and communicate with others to get things done. 
  • Attention to detail, a critical mind with the ability to think both abstractly and concretely. 

You might also have: 

  • Experience with computer assisted proof via industry tools or automated theorem provers. 
  • Programming experience, especially with C (++), Python or shell. 
  • Familiarity with Unix-based systems. 
  • Knowledge of digital hardware and digital design. 
  • Experience writing your own rigorous mathematical proofs.

Who do you want to be?

Do you dare to think big? Do you want to change the status quo and speak up when you see how there’s a better way of doing things? We listen, we’re supportive and we’re open to new ideas. Whatever it takes to make an impact, you’ll be respected and helped along the way.

We will value you

At Imagination, clear and shared values are important to us. They are the foundation on which everything else is built. We have five core values that underpin our culture and the way we work together, both as colleagues and as business partners. We believe in these values and are committed to putting them at the heart of everything we do.

Our values are:


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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • Masters and above
  • Cambridge, Kings Langley (Hertfordshire), Manchester and Bristol/Remote
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Finance
  • Hardware
  • Information Technology
  • Maths

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