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Software Engineering at Arm
You might not think you know us, but you do. Our software is all over Silicon Valley. In fact, it's right in the palm of your hand. Because the biggest names in tech, from your smartphone brand to the makers of the world's fastest supercomputer look to us for the most powerful advanced core processors.
When you think about what software development can stretch to at Arm, from physical IP to machine learning, you'll wonder why you didn't apply sooner. The real-world applications for our technology are so massive, your work will influence the lives up to 70% of the global population, whether it's through award-winning VR gaming or life-enhancing medical equipment. Here you'll develop a better, connected future.
Learning and Development
We encourage our people to upskill as much as they want with a comprehensive learning and development package which includes technical development, mentoring, internal and external conferences, tech talks, and donut sessions. Whether you want to learn a new programming language, upskill your excel skills or read the latest articles on Microprocessor reporting we are with you to Spark the worlds potential.
We'll always encourage you to take plenty of annual leave, so you stay fresh and inspired. But you know what really does it? When we encourage you to take an extended, paid 4 weeks' sabbatical after 4 years of service.
You're a human being, not a resource. And so it's important to us that we're there for you at significant points in your life. That's why we offer flexible progressive leave. Whether you're having kids, acting as a primary care giver or have lost a loved one, you'll be able to put your family first without worrying about your career.
We create a safe space for you to look after your mental and physical health, with support ranging from medical insurance to the workplace mental health platform Unmind. Alongside a growing number of onsite gyms, yoga, cycling and running clubs. All of which comes with a flexible working policy to ensure you can live life and be your brilliant self.
Do you have a passion for CPUs or Microarchitecture? As CPU Benchmarking Engineer, your role consists of creating, modifying, characterising and running workloads to assess the performance of A & R-class processors and cache systems. You will work in collaboration with other Cambridge based engineering teams, evaluating performance of micro-architectural features and therefore contributing to the design of Arm’s next generation processors.
Maybe you have prior experience in CPU performance; or perhaps you have worked in a verification role, and would relish the challenge to apply those skills in a more rigorous mathematical setting. If you are fascinated by the internal functioning of CPUs and their performance, we would like to hear from you. This is a phenomenal opportunity to be part of a world-beating CPU performance optimization team.
Education & Qualifications
Good university degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, or another appropriate field.
Essential Skills & Experience
- You have software development experience with ‘C’ and some knowledge of low-level assembler programming languages
- You understand CPU architecture and micro-architecture features (such as caches, MMU, SMP, coherency, CPU pipelines)
Desirable Skills & Experience
- CPU Performance analysis
- CPU benchmarking using industry standard benchmarks
- Compilers and code generation
- CPU or System modelling
- Python and Perl scripting
- Arm assembly language
- Hardware emulators
ARM is committed to global talent acquisition, offering an attractive relocation package. With offices around the world, We are a diverse organisation of dedicated, creative and hardworking engineers. By enabling a dynamic, inclusive, meritocratic, and open workplace, where all our people can grow and succeed, we encourage our people to share their contributions to Arm's success in the global marketplace.
Arm is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and colleagues. We are a diverse organization of dedicated and innovative individuals, and don’t discriminate on the basis of any characteristic.
Life at Arm
Life in the office doesn't get any better. Especially when those offices are as sleek as ours. And the people are as creative and intuitive. Combine that with our popular ‘we, not I' mindset and you enjoy the kind of teamwork and togetherness rarely found elsewhere. We share so much in common, not least the same passion for progress, but we also welcome each other's diversity. Because, ultimately, we love to inspire and be inspired every day.
Everything Made Possible
Just how far do the possibilities of Arm's tech stretch? AI, Machine Learning, IoT… billions of people use our technology every day, spanning countless nations, industries and applications. Most people run their lives on Arm technology. So, you see: you really do know us.