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Senior Software Engineer (Services Firmware Team)


Imagination Technologies
Location: Kings Langley
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Software Engineering
Category: Software Jobs
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Senior Software Engineer (Services Firmware Team)

Job no: 497337 - Work type: Experienced Professional - Location: Kings Langley, UK



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. 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.

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

The Services Firmware team is part of the PowerVR software graphics group and interfaces with many other teams including other driver teams, hardware development teams and research teams. The firmware that the team produces is at the core of interaction with the GPU, and implements cutting edge features and functionality essential to the efficient execution of modern day GPU tasks.

You will be designing and developing low-level firmware and drivers for the full family of PowerVR Graphics cores, and you will have the chance to contribute to both software and hardware designs. You will develop specialised knowledge in many areas of the GPU hardware and corresponding firmware and driver features.

You will:

* Contribute to the firmware and driver code base to support current and next generation cores

* Help to maintain both internal and external architectural and functional documentation

* Use your accumulated experience and understanding to help guide the firmware and driver architecture to support current and next generation cores

* Interact with other development teams in the Services, Software Graphics, QA, Hardware and Application Engineering organisations to help execute coherent and effective product delivery

* Assume leadership for one or more key areas or activities of the firmware/driver

* Perform investigative debug work involving hardware emulation, software simulators, RTL simulations and waveform analysis to root-cause complex hardware issues

* Contribute to development of the pre-silicon GPU driver to facilitate the validation effort of new cores, alongside hardware, software and test groups within the PowerVR division

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’ll have;

* A good knowledge of computer system architectures

* Previous experience of programming hardware

* Well-honed C programming skills

* The ability to understand and clearly communicate complex ideas to all levels of stakeholder, internally and externally, from engineers to operational teams

* Confidence in your own abilities, coupled with a guiding influence over others

* A thorough understanding of Linux

You might also have;

* Experience of firmware development

* Experience of device driver development

* Some exposure to debugging hardware designs alongside hardware teams

* Experience of working with large, complex codebases

* An understanding of Agile development methodologies

* Some scripting experience (Perl, 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.

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:

* Customer-first

* Collaborative

* Committed

* Innovative

* Straightforward

For more information on what these values mean to us visit imaginationtech.com/company

Why not join us?

Just click the ‘Apply now’ button to send in your CV.

Diversity and inclusion

Our headquarters are based in the UK, but we have a global outlook. We have office locations around the world to attract the most talented technical minds and to support key regional markets in the best way possible. Across our divisions, we employ specialists from over 40 nationalities who are passionate about their craft and the industry we’re in.

We are committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic by law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a positive interview experience, please let us know.

Working during the Pandemic

The Imagination team throughout the world are maintaining business as usual, albeit with most of us working remotely. If you have specific questions or concerns related to Imagination and remote working please get in touch.
Senior Software Engineer (Services Firmware Team)

Job no: 497337 - Work type: Experienced Professional - Location: Kings Langley, UK



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. 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.

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

The Services Firmware team is part of the PowerVR software graphics group and interfaces with many other teams including other driver teams, hardware development teams and research teams. The firmware that the team produces is at the core of interaction with the GPU, and implements cutting edge features and functionality essential to the efficient execution of modern day GPU tasks.

You will be designing and developing low-level firmware and drivers for the full family of PowerVR Graphics cores, and you will have the chance to contribute to both software and hardware designs. You will develop specialised knowledge in many areas of the GPU hardware and corresponding firmware and driver features.

You will:

* Contribute to the firmware and driver code base to support current and next generation cores

* Help to maintain both internal and external architectural and functional documentation

* Use your accumulated experience and understanding to help guide the firmware and driver architecture to support current and next generation cores

* Interact with other development teams in the Services, Software Graphics, QA, Hardware and Application Engineering organisations to help execute coherent and effective product delivery

* Assume leadership for one or more key areas or activities of the firmware/driver

* Perform investigative debug work involving hardware emulation, software simulators, RTL simulations and waveform analysis to root-cause complex hardware issues

* Contribute to development of the pre-silicon GPU driver to facilitate the validation effort of new cores, alongside hardware, software and test groups within the PowerVR division

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’ll have;

* A good knowledge of computer system architectures

* Previous experience of programming hardware

* Well-honed C programming skills

* The ability to understand and clearly communicate complex ideas to all levels of stakeholder, internally and externally, from engineers to operational teams

* Confidence in your own abilities, coupled with a guiding influence over others

* A thorough understanding of Linux

You might also have;

* Experience of firmware development

* Experience of device driver development

* Some exposure to debugging hardware designs alongside hardware teams

* Experience of working with large, complex codebases

* An understanding of Agile development methodologies

* Some scripting experience (Perl, 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.

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:

* Customer-first

* Collaborative

* Committed

* Innovative

* Straightforward

For more information on what these values mean to us visit imaginationtech.com/company

Why not join us?

Just click the ‘Apply now’ button to send in your CV.

Diversity and inclusion

Our headquarters are based in the UK, but we have a global outlook. We have office locations around the world to attract the most talented technical minds and to support key regional markets in the best way possible. Across our divisions, we employ specialists from over 40 nationalities who are passionate about their craft and the industry we’re in.

We are committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic by law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a positive interview experience, please let us know.

Working during the Pandemic

The Imagination team throughout the world are maintaining business as usual, albeit with most of us working remotely. If you have specific questions or concerns related to Imagination and remote working please get in touch.
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