Speculative applications

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Full Time
Student (College)

The Role

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. 

Salary, Benefits, and Sponsorship

For suitable candidates lowRISC offers Tier 2 Visa sponsorship subject to UK Visas & Immigration conditions being met. We offer assistance with both domestic and international relocation in line with HMRC's guidance. Benefits include a generous employer pension contribution (up to 12.5% employer contribution subject to a 6% employee contribution via salary sacrifice), holiday allowance (33 days including public holidays), Private Medical Insurance, and a 4 week paid sabbatical after 4 years of service. You will join us at our offices in the centre of Cambridge.

About lowRISC

lowRISC is a non-profit Community Interest Company that uses a collaborative engineering approach to develop and maintain open source silicon designs and supporting software. Our expertise includes processor and SoC design with a particular focus on hardware security, design verification, RISC-V tools and the LLVM compiler. Our mission is to unlock the potential of open source silicon and enable its widespread adoption, with more credible, accessible and efficient silicon solutions than exist today.

Through projects like OpenTitan we partner with organisations such as ETH Zürich, G+D Mobile Security, Google, Nuvoton, Seagate, and Western Digital. We also maintain close links to researchers in Computer Architecture at the University of Cambridge amongst other research communities.

The team is based in Cambridge, UK, amongst the Silicon Fen’s ecosystem of high tech startups. Our office is in the heart of the city and a short walk from the train station.

We do not discriminate against any employee or candidate because of race, colour, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other protected characteristic.


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