lowRISC is a non-profit community interest company, using collaborative engineering to develop and maintain open source silicon designs and tools. We are producing high-quality, security-focused, open, and flexible IP. Our expertise includes processor and SoC design — with a particular focus on hardware security, design verification, RISC-V tools, and the LLVM compiler. lowRISC’s mission is to unlock the potential of open source hardware, with more flexible, accessible and efficient silicon solutions for a new era of computing. lowRISC provides the opportunity to work within a team exploring the full hardware/software stack on a broad range of challenging projects.
We welcome speculative applications from skilled applicants who can bring something to our work. If none of the specific role categories listed is a fit for your skills and experience, you are welcome to apply here. Please set out in a cover letter what sort of work you are interested in, and how you could make a difference to lowRISC.
You must have the right to work in the UK. Benefits include a generous employer pension contribution (up to 12.5%) and holiday allowance (33 days including public holidays). You will join us at our offices in ideaSpace West, Cambridge.
Working at lowRISC
lowRISC’s team is based in Cambridge, UK, co-located with high tech startups of all kinds and with close links to researchers in computer architecture at the University of Cambridge. We work with engineers at partner organisations and open source communities around the world every day, creating hardware designs and best practices for robust open silicon infrastructure development and verification, for a variety of projects. Our work includes a significant long term silicon program, planning to tape out at scale, in collaboration with a number of major industry partners.
lowRISC is a collaborative organisation of dedicated, innovative and highly talented professionals, at the heart of the open hardware revolution. We are a growing and inclusive team, which values everyone’s strengths, and where hardware, software, test and documentation roles are all appreciated and connected. We support each other to deliver great work together, and to learn and grow both as a team and as individuals. lowRISC is a small and friendly organisation, with a relaxed professional culture and a fairly flat structure focussed on getting work done and thriving together.
This is a great time to join lowRISC and an opportunity to be part of a growing wave of open hardware innovation and to build the high quality, shared and open infrastructure needed for the future of specialised and adaptable computing systems.
We do not discriminate against any employee or candidate because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.