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Got a love for coding? Hardware design? IT project management? We're with you. Whatever you want to do, do it at the highest level. Arm is the driving force behind 70% of technology used by the world’s population – from your smartphone to VR headsets to the world’s fastest supercomputer. You'll master your craft while working with the biggest names in tech.
At the same time, your training and development will be second to none. We put our trust in you to work on big, global projects because you'll have our world-class mentors on your side, giving you just the right combination of freedom and support. And you'll also have your own development roadmap which you can pair with your choice workshops to take the skills you want to expert levels.
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.
Arm is the industry's leading supplier of microprocessor technology, offering the widest range of microprocessor cores to address the performance, power and cost requirements for almost all application markets. Combining a dynamic ecosystem with over 1,000 partners delivering silicon, development tools and software, and with more than 90 billion processors shipped, our technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate.
The Open-Source Software (OSS) team is responsible for developing and improving the software ecosystem around Arm's next generation of applications processors. This frequently means working with processors and other hardware technology not yet available to the public. We work on a range of development platforms, software-models, FPGAs and early silicon, sometimes many months before the processors are used in real products.
You will join a wonderful team of Software Engineers who all share a passion for wanting to stamp their mark on the future of computing, wherever it may lead. You will be playing a meaningful role in making Arm a successful server platform as well as help maintain its leadership in the embedded market. If you are similarly passionate about innovative technologies, then we want to hear from you.
· Have a strong background in microprocessor architectures and open-source software
· A dynamic problem solver, capable of investigating and resolving sophisticated customer issues
· Passionate about new technology and want to help drive the global adoption of groundbreaking Arm IP
· Demonstrate technical leadership and a curiosity about sharing knowledge with others
As a Senior Software Engineer in OSS – Networking team, you will be working on all aspects of the software life cycle, including:
· Design, develop, test, deliver and maintain production quality data plane networking software.
· Collaborate with internal/external key partners across the globe to understand requirements and build key parts of the networking software ecosystem.
· Optimize networking software for Arm based platforms.
· Work with open-source communities to upstream and maintain code.
· Be flexible, with a variety of software development skills and a dedication to extend the breadth and depth of your knowledge.
Education and qualifications
Master’s/Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other degrees with proven experience.
Essential skills and experience:
· At least 4 years of networking software development and optimization experience.
· Proficiency in C/C++, assembly language and scripting languages
· In-depth knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and concurrent programming.
· Good understanding of computer architecture and operating systems.
· Good understanding of L2/L3 network protocols, and Ethernet, TCP/IP, Switching and Routing.
· Hands on experience in designing, implementing, and debugging data plane networking software.
· Hands on experience with open-source networking and packet processing projects such as DPDK, ODP, VPP, OVS, eBPF or similar proprietary projects.
· Experience in distributed version control systems, such as Git.
· Clear, effective written and verbal communication skills.
Desirable skills and experience:
· Familiar with open-source project development cycles and contribution process.
· Experience in software development and optimization on ARM architecture.
· Understanding of I/O and networking and their impact on software performance.
· Familiar with concepts and standards related to SDN and NFV.
· Experience with could native technologies such as Kubernetes, various CNIs and service meshes.
· Experience with 5G wireless stack.
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
There's an open and casual atmosphere here that's so characteristic of Arm. We build spaces for continuous learning and creative expression. No matter the level of person you're approaching, they're always ready for a down-to-earth conversation. And it's easy to make friends with such a diverse network of graduates, interns, part-time undergraduates and apprentices all sticking together. Because diversity is essential to how we innovate – one reason why we're promoting more women into leadership positions.
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. So much so, there's virtually never a time or place we're not with you.