Systems Architect

Job Locations UK-Cambridge
Job ID 2018-1114


Solarflare is the leading provider of smart I/O software and hardware at the heart of many critical data centre architectures. The company's products are widely used in scale-out server environments such as electronic trading, high performance computing, cloud, virtualization and big data. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, and operates R&D facilities in Cambridge, UK and New Delhi, India. 


We are looking to hire a Systems Architect for a role in the Cambridge office: extending our research and design activities in the areas of scale out architecture, heterogeneous computing, software defined infrastructure and data centre scale operating systems for Terabit edge computing.


  • Working with our engineering teams in a collaborative work environment. The candidate will be an experienced hands-on developer with leadership experience, capable of developing mutual respect and ultimately a mentorship relationship with our existing engineering teams by taking on and owning development activities including coding, modelling and analysis in an agile environment.

  • Researching new concepts, architectures and product directions and then bridging from research to design through prototyping, proof of concept implementations, modelling and analysis. The candidate will be expected to innovate and realise their recommendations in open debate based on technical merit.

  • Collaboration with external partners in research and joint development activities.

  • Technology evangelism, including academic or industry conference papers, speaking events, and liaison with our marketing teams to produce whitepapers and customer engagements


The successful candidate should possess some or all of the following attributes:

  • Doctorate or Master’s degree with strong numeric / experimental background, particularly Computer Science, Maths, Engineering or Physics or significant (7+ years) design and development industrial experience​ in systems and networking

  • Independent and self-motivated, able to demonstrate technical initiative while assimilating data from multiple stakeholders.

  • Logical thinking, clear concise documentation and reporting skills, good verbal communication skills

  • Familiar with large scale networks, operating systems and distributed systems

  • Experience with SoC environments: FPGA, GPGPU and embedded processing

  • Coding skills: C/Python/C++

  • Experience in performance tuning and benchmarking

The role can be tailored for the right candidate who is self-starting, prepared to show initiative and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.


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