Your Role and Responsibilities
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
  • 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 Professional and Technical 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 Professional and Technical Expertise
  • 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

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