Software Virtualization Engineer

  • Graphcore
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Sep 19, 2019

Job Description

Graphcore has created a completely new processor, the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), specifically designed for artificial intelligence. The IPU’s unique architecture means developers can run current machine learning models orders of magnitude faster. More importantly, it lets AI researchers undertake entirely new types of work, not possible using current technologies, to drive the next great breakthroughs in general machine intelligence.

We believe our IPU technology will become the worldwide standard for artificial intelligence compute. The performance of Graphcore’s IPU is going to be transformative across all industries and sectors whether you are a medical researcher, roboticist or building autonomous cars.

Our team is at the forefront of the artificial intelligence revolution, enabling innovators from all industries and sectors to expand human potential with technology. What we do, really makes a difference.

 As a Software Virtualization Engineer, you will be working as part of Graphcore’s engineering team in Oslo developing Graphcore scale out technology for our Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU).  You will focus on management, virtualization, and orchestration of virtual AI clusters, working with our architecture team to define and drive implementation of the virtualization and orchestration for our AI and machine learning scale out systems. You will be working in one of world's most exciting high tech companies and will help drive and shape its products to seamlessly fit into the frameworks of large cloud companies. We would like you to become our go-to person and thought leader on virtualization, orchestration and cloud operations for our AI scale out platform, providing advice on ease of use, cloud operational and infrastructure aspects.


  • A solid knowledge about how orchestration tools (Kubernetes, Swarm, OpenStack, etc) can be used to deploy, scale, and operate virtualized entities
  • Understand CPU virtualization and container technology from the inside out (hypervisors, Xen, LXC, Docker)
  • Experience in software defined networking, data center security compliance and enterprise management is a plus
  • Experience in C/C++ programing
  • A background in cloud/IT operations, development or architecture is an advantage

This position will work very closely with our engineering teams in Oslo and Bristol. Some customer facing activities will be required.

We welcome people of different backgrounds and experiences and are committed to building an inclusive work environment that makes Graphcore a great home for everyone. We are an equal opportunity employer and want to build a work environment where everyone is happy, productive and respectful so they can do their best work. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, just let us know.