Imagination Technologies is a global leader in the design of graphics processors, AI processors and communication chips; the tech that enables your device to be smart, fast and connected. With over twenty-five years’ experience in what we do best, you can find our tech in car infotainment systems, drones, games consoles, mobiles, tablets. In fact our designs power more devices than there are people in the world. Now our mission is to build upon our engineering heritage that’s helped to shape the world we live in and push the boundaries in making your tech more mobile and even smarter.

Imagination Technologies

Kings Langley, GB

OpenCL Driver Software Engineer

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 OpenCL driver team enables Imagination’s world leading GPU performance through the design and development of key compute API driver components. Your work in the OpenCL driver will enable our customers to continue building cutting edge applications utilising the latest developments in Machine Learning and Computer Vision. This means that people from all over the globe have a first-class mobile device experience because your software helps their apps to run quickly, efficiently, and reliably.

You will work with cutting-edge systems, influence the design of our GPU compute technology, and help Imagination to deliver the next big thing in GPU compute. You will partner with other software and hardware engineers in supporting major device manufacturers and OS vendors to ensure their devices work smoothly. Exposed to the full life-cycle of hardware and software development, from initial concepts and research to long-term maintenance, you will play a key role in the design of future graphics technology.

You will:

  • Develop and maintain OpenCL drivers for our current and next generation graphics cores
  • Perform hardware and software performance analysis and optimisation of drivers to get the most out of our graphics IP
  • Support customers and their partners in bringing new products to market
  • Work with other software and hardware teams to improve our next-generation cores

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 have;

  • C / C++ programming experience
  • An appreciation of multi-threaded and/or parallel computation and the associated challenges
  • Some experience of compute APIs like OpenCL, CUDA etc.
  • Excellent problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills and a positive attitude

You might also have;

  • Some familiarity with compiler architecture and algorithms
  • Some experience with driver development or low-level programming
  • Some assembly language programming

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.