IBM Research Staff Member in SAN JOSE, California

Job Description

IBM’s Brain-Inspired Computing team at IBM Research - Almaden has built a first-of-a-kind modular, scalable, non-von Neumann, ultra-low power, cognitive computing architecture (TrueNorth) and associated end-to-end software ecosystem. We are building state-of-the-art digital neuromorphic chips and systems (large-scale and mobile) to solve real-time sensory problems.

We seek team members with proven hardware backgrounds who know a bit about machine learning. Ideal candidates will have expertise in several of the following areas:

Neuromorphic hardware design:

  • VLSI design including logic design (synchronous and/or asynchronous), physical design, integration, verification, and validation

  • Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design/debug, Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) development/debug

  • Large-scale neuromorphic system design

Neuromorphic Algorithms and Applications:

  • Neural Networks, Deep Learning, Convolutional Networks, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Statistical Learning, or Probabilistic Graphical Models

  • Mapping neural networks to custom hardware

  • Experience developing, testing, and deploying systems for image processing, speech, robotics, medical imaging, or other real-world applications

  • Information theoretical system models, high dimensional non-linear dynamical systems, complex adaptive systems

Software/Firmware:

  • Experience with TensorFlow / Caffe / PyTorch / DIGITS

  • Parallel programming using tools such as Message Passing Interface (MPI), Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA), OpenMP

  • Expert level programming skills in C++, Python

  • Real-time embedded software/firmware development, Linux kernel/device drivers, system level simulation and optimization

  • Software maintenance and source control (Subversion, Git, ClearCase), bug tracking (Jira, Bugzilla), and collaboration (Confluence, MoinMoin)

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 1 year experience with VHDL or Verilog

  • At least 1 year experience in Python and C++ At least 1 course in machine learning

  • Basic knowledge in large scale neural networks

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • At least 2 year experience with VHDL or Verilog and expert knowledge of modern hardware development tools

  • At least 2 years experience in machine learning

  • At least 2 years experience in large scale neural networks

EO Statement

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