Imagination Technologies

Imagination Technologies

Kings Langley, GB

Senior Software Engineer (Android Graphics Drivers)

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

You will be a member of a small team, working alongside other software teams implementing the full driver stack for PowerVR graphics hardware.

As part of the Android team you'll be focusing on developing Android specific portions of our driver such as the display controllers, kernel interfaces and hardware-specific parts of the OS. This role will bring you into contact with current and future generations of GPU hardware. We work with a wide range of platforms from development boards and prototypes to customers’ production systems.

You will:

  • Develop our Android HALs such as gralloc, mapper, allocator, and composer
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the graphics stack from the Android framework down to the kernel drivers
  • Bring-up reference platforms following the latest changes to Android and the Linux kernel
  • Enhance and maintain our internal testing environment and build system

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:

  • Excellent C/C++ programming skills
  • Experience in low-level driver development for Android or Linux

You might also have:

  • Some experience with modern graphics APIs (Vulkan, OpenGL ES etc.)
  • Knowledge of the Android graphics stack
  • Experience in Android HAL development

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.