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Principal CPU Architect

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Job ID 2021-5162 Location Bengaluru, Karnataka Date Posted Nov. 10, 2021 Category Applications Engineering

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Arm is at the heart of the world's most advanced digital products. Our technology enables the creation of new markets and transformation of industries and society. We design scalable, energy efficient-processors and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

Our innovative technology is licensed by Arm Partners who have shipped more than 50 billion Systems on Chip (SoCs) containing our intellectual property since the company began in 1990. Together with our Connected Community, we are breaking down barriers to innovation for developers, designers and engineers, ensuring a fast, reliable route to market for leading electronics companies. Arm technologies fuel innovations from sensor, to smartphones, and supercomputers.

We are the CPU Technology team, part of Arm Central Technology Group. This diverse engineering centric group invents, defines and architects Technologies to be deployed in tomorrow's IP solutions from Arm. Do you want to shape the future of Arm technology that will enable the next revolution in computing? We have a phenomenal opportunity in the global CPU technology team for a motivated individual to work crafting our next-generation CPUs that power everything from sensor to servers.

What will I be accountable for?

As a CPU Technology Architect, you will be accountable for:

  • Analysing CPU performance, power, cost and understanding technology limitations we need to breakthrough
  • Developing knowledge of the competitive landscape and a understanding of technologies needed to for solutions such as Infrastructure, Computer Vision, Machine Learning ..
  • Collaborating with the Architects at Arm to develop of key technologies that will ensure that our CPUs remain best-in-class

What skills, experience, and qualifications do I need?

You bring a variety of skills, experience and qualifications:

  • You have deep knowledge & expertise of CPU architecture/microarchitecture built through, prior development/research work in CPU/System performance analysis/modeling/design and/or, workload analysis/characterization/software optimization
  • You are able to work efficiently alone as well as lead a geographically distributed team across multiple groups
  • You are driven to innovate, think different, explore new avenues, and influence collaborators through detailed investigations

What could give you an edge? Anything among:

  • You have worked on advanced CPU technics, from branch prediction to prefetchers (micro-architecture, design etc.)
  • You have developed skills in CPU performance analysis and/or modeling
  • You have worked on workload analysis, characterization, and/or optimizing open source software
  • You have been working on CPU infrastructure architectures and related system constraints
  • You are used to working on immature technologies and follow up latest advanced in Research
  • You thrive in an open work environment that provides an opportunity to impact products and roadmaps with your ideas/prototypes/empirical analysis

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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.

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