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.
We are looking for a team lead to grow a system engineering team which is tasked with the development and running of tests designed to analyse the reliability, quality and performance of our AI systems. These systems consist of dedicated Graphcore devices, hardware and software coupled with standard high-end servers, memory systems, networking and Linux stacks. As Team Lead, you will be managing and interacting with highly skilled engineers and will be involved in the detail, so a strong hands-on approach is a requirement.
The Engineering team at Graphcore is responsible for developing ground-breaking AI technology involving custom ASIC design, advanced hardware platforms and complex software. Various engineering and operations teams are responsible for testing and delivering individual hardware and software components. The purpose of the System QA team is to understand and continuously validate the robustness and performance of the complete system at all levels. Some of these tools will also be deployed to customers for commissioning and testing of their installations.
The System QA team will need to understand all levels of the Graphcore AI system. However, the key skills required in order to test at system level will be understanding, integrating and developing software and scripts. Automation and data analysis will also be required. Detailed knowledge of artificial intelligence models is not required – this is all about the platform and tools.
Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:
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.
Please note, we are only considering candidates who have an established right to work in the UK for roles based in Bristol, UK.