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2022 CPU Hardware Engineer Summer Placement


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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.

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.

Our Culture

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

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.

What you’ll be doing

This is a great opportunity to experience different aspects of CPU HW development by joining a dynamic CPU Hardware team dedicated in developing cutting-edge RISC-V CPUs. You will be participating in real projects giving you the opportunity to contribute to impactful activities while getting valuable experience and skills that will help you in your studies and exploring your future career aspirations.

You will

  • Work alongside experienced engineers and CPU experts who are very keen in sharing their knowledge
  • Be able to explore a wide range of CPU HW architecture topics
  • Be given the opportunity to deep-dive on the details of innovative CPU microarchitectures and understand basic trade-off design principles
  • Be contributing, depending on the topic, to verification environment development (UVM-based Verification or Formal Verification) and flow development, develop
  • RTL and get experience on relevant design flows
  • Get exposure to the basic elements of a real product and project operation and execution

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.

We are looking for enthusiastic future engineers who are willing to learn, challenge themselves and gain very valuable hands-on knowledge and experience. Whether you are studying in Electronic Engineering or Computer Science or any other relevant subject, we have a place for you. We are looking for individuals with potential and real commitment to develop their skills, not a university course checklist!

You will;

  • Be self-motivated, comfortable with expressing your ideas and able to communicate in an articulate manner
  • Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Be able to work well within a team
  • Be open to new challenges
  • Have experience with a programming language
  • Have a good understanding of Computer Architecture 

You might also have;

  • Knowledge of CPU architecture and micro-architecture
  • Understanding of ASIC design flow and fundamental digital design
  • Knowledge of HDL languages like VHDL or Verilog/SystemVerilog
  • Exposure to basic verification concepts and methodology such as UVM or Formal
  • Knowledge of object-oriented programming and/or assembly language
  • Working knowledge of scripting languages such as Perl or Python

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.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • 3 or 6 months
  • Cambridge, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire and Bristol
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Hardware
  • Information Technology
  • Software
  • Systems

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