Senior AI Processor Software and Hardware Co-design Engineer

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Our vision and mission is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

About Huawei Research and Development UK Limited

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have 207,000 employees and operate in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

Our vision and mission is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. To this end, we will drive ubiquitous connectivity and promote equal access to networks; bring cloud and artificial intelligence to all four corners of the earth to provide superior computing power where you need it, when you need it; build digital platforms to help all industries and organizations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic; redefine user experience with AI, making it more personalized for people in all aspects of their life, whether they’re at home, in the office, or on the go.

This spirit of innovation has led Huawei to work in close partnership with leading academic institutions in the UK to develop and refine the latest technologies. With a shared commitment to innovation and progress, both parties have worked together to achieve common goals and establish a strong partnership. The partnership between UK and Huawei help to develop the technologies of the future that will transform the way we all communicate, work and live.

For the past 30 years we have maintained an unwavering focus, rejecting shortcuts and easy opportunities that don’t align with our core business. With a practical approach to everything we do, we concentrate our efforts and invest patiently to drive technological breakthroughs.

This strategic focus is a reflection of our core values:

  • staying customer-centric,
  • inspiring dedication,
  • persevering,
  • Growing by reflection

Huawei Research and Development UK Limited Overview

Huawei’s vision is a fully connected, intelligent world. To achieve this, we work to inspire passion for basic research around the world. Our combined passion drives development across the global innovation value chain. Huawei has the largest Research and Development organization in the world with 96,000+ employees in research centers around the globe. In the UK, we already have design centers in Cambridge, London, Edinburgh and Ipswich. We continue to explore and define new research directions and new services. We have expanded our collaborations with academic researchers; researched new network architectures, integration of communications and key enabling technologies; and developed the fundamental theories of these technologies. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey and drive your career forward.

Job Summary

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for one of the sub technical direction of AI Processor Software & Hardware Co-design Lab, identify key root technologies related to NPU chips, develop evolution strategies and roadmaps, promote and implement the evolution strategies to build industry-leading technical competitiveness, support Huawei’s business success in the computing field.
  • Carry out technology and business innovation, integrate several sub-domains of application algorithms, frameworks, runtime, modelling and simulation, and compilers from the perspective of processors, and build end-to-end architecture competitiveness.
  • Grasp the AI industry and technology trends, gain insight into the development direction of AI applications and algorithms, develop key technical architectures of basic AI software and hardware, and resolve key usability and performance issues in full-stack AI through technical projects.


This job description is only an outline of the tasks, responsibilities and outcomes required of the role. The jobholder will carry out any other duties as may be reasonably required by his/her line manager. The job description and personal specification may be reviewed on an ongoing basis in accordance with the changing needs of Huawei Research and Development UK Limited.

Person Specification:


  • Rich experience in optimizing AI chip architectures and AI systems, be familiar with mainstream heterogeneous computing software and hardware architectures in the industry, and have comprehensive capabilities from applications to basic software to chips.
  • Hands-on experience of one of the following technologies: Numerical Calculation, Compilation, Algorithm & chip co-design, Runtime, Shared Memory.
  • Knowledge of AI industry application scenarios, be familiar with mainstream models and algorithm development trends, and be able to extract requirements for the chip layer.
  • Proficient in key bottlenecks identification based on scenarios such as NLP and large models and key application algorithms to drive reasonable software architecture evolution.


  • Experience in software usability improvement projects.
  • Relevant experience in several sub-fields of AI application algorithms, frameworks, runtime, modelling and simulation, and compilers.
  • In-depth understanding of the innovative methods, platforms, and tools of AI head manufacturers, and have experience in transforming application and academic research achievements into commercial products.

What we offer

  • 33 days annual leave entitlement per year (including UK public holidays)
  • Group Personal Pension
  • Life insurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Medical expense claim scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Social events
  • Additional time off for learning and development
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