Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Design Engineer 2022

Southampton. Multiple vacancies.

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About the Company

AccelerComm is an exciting IP company that provides game-changing software and hardware acceleration for 5G mobile communications. 

Today’s high-performance wireless communications networks rely on advanced channel coding techniques, or forward error correction, to quickly and reliably deliver the connectivity the world relies on. We supercharge these networks by delivering solutions that increase throughput and reduce latency whilst consuming fewer hardware resources and less power. Our IP is ready for the cloud radio networks of the future and can be realised as software, as well as programmable or custom silicon hardware acceleration.

We are transforming the next generations of wireless communications with innovative, world-leading IP that delivers ultra-high performance and error resilient signal processing.

Our research-driven approach uniquely positions us to bring the latest channel coding innovations and algorithms to the practical challenges of implementing the latest wireless standards. 

We are building value in the company by growing our portfolio of high-performance IP solutions, patents, expertise and design wins. To support this activity, we are currently recruiting a Graduate Engineer. 

Working at AccelerComm

As well as developing world class IP for 5G mobile communications, AccelerComm actively encourages innovation in its working practices and techniques. We use the latest tools, with the freedom to explore new approaches to IP architecture, design, implementation and verification. The working environment is all about efficiency and quality of design. Everyone has a voice at AccelerComm and everyone has the chance to contribute to improving AccelerComm methodology.

Based in the Southampton Science Park, AccelerComm is part of and is surrounded by innovative and fast-paced technology companies. The science park offices are modern, with excellent facilities including a popular canteen, good transport links, on-site nursery, secure bike storage, shower facilities and pay-as-you-go electric car charge points.

About the Role

This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-growing company on the South coast, with international reach. We are looking for a highly capable, enthusiastic and personable individual to join our team. We are specifically seeking a Graduate Engineer; either recently or soon to be graduated; with knowledge of the following: C/C++, System Verilog, UVM, Python or Matlab, to contribute to the development of IP, system and board solutions within our product portfolio. This is a hands-on role, which will play an important part in the growth of AccelerComm and its product portfolio.

Our Location

The development of AccelerComm IP is performed in Southampton Science Park.


The Graduate Engineer will adopt the following responsibilities:

  • Contribute and eventually take responsibility for the successful and timely delivery of portions of projects by providing technical capabilities and skills in RTL design, software development, implementation and verification
  • Collaborate with colleagues on the micro-architecture, verification test plan, design, development, verification, SoC physical implementation, FPGA implementation and documentation of our IP 
  • Develop RTL implementations of our IP, using SystemVerilog
  • Develop software implementations of IP, using C/C++ and Matlab
  • Develop test benches for RTL implementations of electronics systems for communication, using SystemVerilog, SystemC and DPI
  • Actively engage with and adhere to AccelerComm engineering methodology, processes and design techniques and be able to offer improvements to improve efficiency and quality of design and product
  • Be willing to work in different areas of the AccelerComm development team to expand knowledge across multiple disciplines.

Qualifications & Experience


  • Degree qualified (or equivalent).
  • Experience in digital design in one or more of the following areas: Software, ASIC or FPGA. 
  • Experience of some EDA tools for simulation and synthesis (eg. QuestaSim, Synopsys VCS and Verdi, Intel Quartus, Xilinx Vivado).
  • Knowledge of an RTL language (VHDL, Verilog, SystemVerilog).
  • Knowledge of a scripting language (e.g. Bash, Perl, Python, TCL).
  • Knowledge of a Software language (C/C++, Matlab) targeting x86 or Arm.
  • Technical documentation writing – report writing.


  • Knowledge of communications signal processing algorithms (ideally error correction, equalisation, channel estimation, beamforming or another baseband component).
  • Appreciation of mobile communications systems.
  • Experience of logic equivalency checking tools – Formality/Conformal.
  • Understanding of version control systems such as Git, Perforce etc. to enable advanced version control techniques
  • Understanding of AXI interfacing (AXI MM, AXILite and AXI Streaming) and understanding of RTL implementation of these interfaces.
  • Experience of developing code for a ‘home project’ as part of a hobby. 

Personal Attributes

  • Must be personable, highly capable, motivated, enthusiastic and innovative.
  • Should have some experience of relevant industry tools, techniques and technology. 
  • Should be a supportive team player, willing to learn from technical leads and senior engineers, open to new ideas and new ways of working.
  • Should be presentable and with the commitment to build long term viable relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Good communication skills – written, presentational and verbal.
  • Have a passion for writing code, mathematics, and engineering.  


AccelerComm can offer certificates of sponsorship for successful international candidates.

What will you do? 

AccelerComm is offering a rotation scheme for the Graduate Engineers to give opportunities for them to experience working in different departments across the company. These departments include Software, RTL IP design, FPGA design and Verification. AccelerComm expects graduates to work as part of a team, and to be responsible for their own work. AccelerComm is working on developing IP and products which make use of the latest technology and tools to enable products to get to the fastest route to market. When working for AccelerComm, graduates can expect to be working alongside recent graduates as well as senior design engineers and architects to help make AccelerComm a success.


  • Competitive salary 
  • Bonus 
  • Share options 
  • Private Healthcare 
  • Cycle to work 
  • Death in service
  • Relocation reimbursement
  • Pension 


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Southampton
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Computer Science
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Cyber Security
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Hardware
  • IT Architecture
  • Information Technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Robotics
  • Software
  • Systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Web Development

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