• Compiler Engineer

    Please note - with this position we are looking to hire people late 2019

    Targeting recent artificial intelligence and machine learning applications to specialised heterogeneous platforms presents exciting new compiler-related challenges, ranging from optimizing low-level compiler backends for brand-new processors, to implementing support for complex portable programming models (such as C++ and SYCL). We are looking for enthusiastic compiler engineers to help us address those challenges!

    This position requires solid understanding of modern compilers like LLVM or GCC, and how they process complex high-level source code into highly optimised machine code whilst maintaining correctness and compilation speed. Many of the targeted systems or technologies at Codeplay are not yet publicly announced and therefore require confidentiality, so this is an opportunity to work with brand-new hardware and software before anyone else does! 

    The position is permanent and is based at our head office in central Edinburgh.  

    Salary range: Competitive & Negotiable. 

    What We Offer

    Codeplay is internationally recognized as being at the forefront of software development technology. Working at Codeplay offers unique opportunities and challenges to learn new technologies and to get involved in shaping the software industry. Codeplay's projects range from: creating tools and tool sets (optimizing compilers, debuggers, profilers, programming models & APIs, test systems/suites, etc.) for brand-new unannounced next-generation hardware; developing and optimizing current machine learning (TensorFlow™) and computer vision applications; research and development into lowering the power consumption of mobile devices; and contributing to new programming models and software standards (e.g. C++, SYCL™OpenCL™Vulkan® and SPIR™-V).

    Codeplay is an active contributor in the community for the ClangLLVM and LLDB open-source compiler and debugger projects. Our engineers are also leading the effort to bring support for machine learning with TensorFlow to OpenCL-enabled devices, by adding support for SYCL (the C++ high-level programming model built on OpenCL) to the open-source codebase. We are building an ecosystem around the SYCL standard, including public projects for computer vision, linear algebra, and C++ parallel programming APIs - see https://github.com/codeplaysoftware. If you are excited about contributing to programming tools that will be used by developers worldwide, please get in touch!

    • Work on exciting brand-new technologies and standards with globally recognized customers.
    • Help to shape the future of the industry by contributing to open-source software, standardization efforts and Codeplay's products.
    • A friendly and relaxed working environment where colleagues respect and support each other. You will be working in a diverse team of creative and talented engineers from around the world.
    • Learn from experienced colleagues: our staff frequently give company-wide knowledge-sharing presentations on new software and technology trends, personal projects and other relevant subjects.
    • Work with modern code bases, with the freedom to choose platforms and tools to get the job done.
    • Great career prospects within a growing company
    • Positions are available at various levels, from the entry-level Software Engineer grade to Senior Principal Software Engineer, depending on your skills and experience.
    • We develop our engineers to progress quickly in their roles, and to take ownership of code, become technical experts, and/or lead teams. We provide training in skills such as project and people management, networking and delivering effective presentations.
    • Opportunities to get involved in Codeplay's very active research, enabling you to make an impact on the company's technology and future direction, and establish your industrial research track record by contributing to papers and publications.
    • Frequent opportunities to attend major worldwide industry conferences and developer meetings, represent the company, and become a recognized expert.
    • Codeplay has been recognized as an excellent employer and has attained a Silver Level Accreditation with Investors In People.
    • Flexible working hours, stock options and pension scheme.
    • Private healthcare insurance.
    • Frequent company social events (social nights, pot luck lunches, gaming, karting, outdoor adventures, and more).

    Candidate Skills - Must Have


    • Sound compiler implementation knowledge, particularly of the middle and back-end, ideally using LLVM.
    • Strong C++ skills and ability to work with complex modern C++ source bases.
    • Ability to clearly communicate, and document technical problems and solutions in a compact and understandable way.
    • Ability to effectively test compiler/runtime features by writing tests and using continuous integration.
    • Ability to quickly pick up and progress new technologies.

    Candidate Skills - Any of the following would be beneficial

    Knowledge and/or experience of any of the following would be useful for the role, but are not essential. You must be able to learn new skills, but will be given support from Codeplay's team to get you up to speed.

    • Understanding of GPUs and/or other accelerator processor architectures and their impact on compiler technology.
    • Knowledge of C++14/17 features.
    • Project work relevant to compilers (commercial/academic R&D or hobby/university projects).
    • Experience writing research papers in relevant areas.
    • Parallel programming.
    • Experience with low-level optimisation, whether via compilers or manual optimisation.
    • Existing GPGPU technologies (especially OpenCL).
    • Real-time graphics development (OpenGL/Vulkan/GLSL, DirectX/HLSL, ...).
    • Language design (e.g. functional programming experience).
    • Build systems (e.g. CMake) and compiler tool-chains.
    • Program verification / model checking.

    Application Guidance

    Any application which results in a job offer is conditional upon the candidate already having or successfully applying for the right to work in the UK. Codeplay is proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer. We celebrate and value diversity. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, regardless of race, colour, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need and we strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life.

    Qualifications

    You should be studying towards a degree in a relevant subject; however, if you can prove skills and knowledge through portfolio work, projects or previous employment, then a degree is not essential.

    In order to progress your application we require all candidates to provide the following: CV, Cover Letter & C++ Code Samples (where relevant). Our system will only accept links to personal projects/GitHub accounts or PDF documents. 




    Submit an Application

    Please fill in the forms below to the best of your ability. Don't forget to add any relevant links to GitLab, BitBucket etc! Personal projects are a big win for your application.

    If you want to apply for multiple positions with this application, please select the relevant positions from below.
    • Compiler Engineer
    • Runtime Engineer
    • AI Parallelisation Engineer
    • Developer Relations Engineer
    • Linear Algebra Software Engineer

  • Status

    Open for Applications

    Position Type

    Permanent Positions

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