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

CPU Performance Modelling Lead

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 world is being shaped by technology and Imagination Technologies is at the very core. Working at Imagination Technologies means you’re a part of constant innovation. We design the key building blocks for market-leading chips that make your tech mobile, smart and connected. Now we’re taking things to a new level.

We are looking for a leader for our CPU Modelling team, to drive forward the design and integration efforts of our different CPU software models and help deliver our mission to design a smarter future. The models are used for performance analysis, early design exploration, hardware verification and inclusion within our platform simulations as software development tools for internal and external developers.

You will

  • Design and lead development of verification and performance models of Imagination CPUs
  • Manage a team of highly skilled modelling engineers
  • Provide technical leadership and architecture guidance to the team
  • Interact with our software and hardware design teams to improve our next processor cores
  • Analyse and optimize performance of the platform simulation
  • Lead recruitment within the team

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;

  • Excellent C++14 programming skills
  • Active technical leadership experience
  • Solid understanding of computer architecture concepts
  • Knowledge of performance or functional modelling of CPUs or GPUs
  • Good understanding of compilers, linkers and assembly-level programming
  • Familiarity with hardware description languages, such as SystemVerilog or VHDL

You might also have;

  • Scripting experience in Python, Bash or similar
  • Experience of UVM-driven hardware verification workflows
  • Hands-on experience with DPI and SVDPI 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.