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.

As Logical Design Engineer at Graphcore you will be responsible for defining and implementing microarchitecture for the Graphcore IPU chips, working closely with the architecture, verification and physical design teams. The IPU chips have a wide variety of design challenges which you will need to have some working understanding of; these include processor design, application specific blocks, high-speed serial interfaces, complex third-party IP integration and design-for-test.


  • Microarchitecture documentation
  • RTL implementation
  • Providing feedback to architecture, verification and physical design teams
  • Providing support for Verification debug and physical implementation
  • Maintaining good communication across teams and sites


  • Be highly motivated, a self-starter, and a team player
  • Ability to work across teams and debugging issues seen to find root causes
  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related subject
  • Ability to program, required to solve design issues, e.g. Python, Tcl

Useful Skills (some or all of these)

  • SystemVerilog
  • Arithmetic pipeline
  • Floating-point
  • Design for test
  • Synthesis
  • Timing Analysis
  • Logical Equivalence
  • Digital design flows


We are looking for candidates with experience ranging from new graduates to those with many years of experience in silicon, RTL and/or DFT design.

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.

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Full Time

Skills required


Perks & benefits

Free Food
Bike Loan
Flexible Working
Free Coffee
Good Pension
Share Scheme
Work From Home