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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.
Staff Engineer in Software Performance opportunity at Arm's Global Headquarters in Cambridge (a mixture of remote and office based)
Arm technology is pervasive around the world. The Performance Solutions team within the Development Solutions Group ensures that foundational, performance-critical software like compilers and runtime libraries make the best use of our hugely diverse IP portfolio.
Do you like to tackle performance problems, wherever they occur in the stack? In our team you can analyse CPU traces, design innovative code generation techniques, contribute your work directly to popular open source projects like LLVM, and work with engineers in the vast Arm ecosystem on solutions that ship billions of chips a year.
The insights produced in our team are used to improve a large diversity of Arm IP and surrounding software, from CPU architecture and microarchitecture, to performance libraries, to end-user guidance.
We use modern infrastructure, tailored to our needs, to manage the complexity of our work, including systematic performance tracking across microcontrollers and big servers, automatic build and regression test systems and more!
You have an analytical mentality, the desire to handle big picture problems, the excellent software engineering skills to make your solutions a reality, and the collaborative approach to get your work accepted in open source communities? We want to talk to you!
- Solid C/C++ programming skills.
- Understanding of code generation techniques
- Interest in open source development
- Experience with LLVM or GCC codebases
- Ability to track performance issues down to assembly or hardware level
- Experience with performance analysis of complex workloads, especially on Arm platforms
- Experience with open source working practices
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.