Programming Language Research Intern

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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

Huawei has the largest Research and Development organization in the world with 100,000+ employees in research centers around the globe. Huawei R&D UK have design centers in Cambridge, London, Edinburgh, Ipswich and Bristol. 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.

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. The company’s commitment to investment in R&D in the UK, through university partnerships or bespoke facilities such as the photonics centre in Ipswich, will keep the country at the forefront of global digital innovation. And through this commitment, the UK will play an increasingly significant role in helping Huawei 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 centres around the globe. In the UK, we already have design centres in Cambridge, London, Edinburgh, Ipswich and Bristol. 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
• Research and development of high-performance languages: language design, high-level and low-level compiler optimisations, type systems, code generation.
• Investigating/researching technologies for heterogeneous architectures, AI frameworks, high-performance code generators.
• Benchmarking applications in a reliable and reproducible way on a wide range of hardware; identifying opportunities for compiler optimisations based on the obtained results.
• Collaboration with academia on programming-language-related topics, transferring results and ideas from academia to industry.

We wish you have at least one of the following expertise and preferably more
• Strong background in compilers/programming languages/type systems
• Experience with mainstream compilers like LLVM/GCC or with projects of a similar size and scope.
• Excellent programming skills in C/C++ and/or functional languages.
• Some familiarity with parallel and heterogeneous architectures and programming models.
• Publications in peer-reviewed computer science academic conferences/journals.

We Wish You are
• PhD Student/Candidate in Computing Science or related disciplines;
• Good academic background and programming skills, publications in conferences or journals in the related fields (or other evidence of research activity);
• Able to work minimum 15 hours per week;

What we offer

Assign with an industry expert as Mentor
Fixed term employment contract up to two years
Flexible working
33 days annual leave entitlement per year (including UK public holidays)
Group Personal Pension
Corporate retail discounts
Employee Assistance Programme
Life insurance
Corporate social events
How to apply

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