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Staff Software Engineer in Test

Job ID 2024-10839 Date posted Jul. 11, 2024 Location Bristol, United Kingdom Category Software Engineering Apply

Arm has built the world’s most pervasive compute architecture, and we’ve led many of the technology revolutions that impact the day-to-day lives of people everywhere. The Future of Infrastructure is Built on Arm. Now we are building new software teams to take us to the next level.

Technology built on Arm is all around us, from industrial and automotive applications, to the IoT, to the desktop and data center. ‘Wherever Computing Happens’, we need to enable Arm by providing software solutions that interface higher-level software stacks with the hardware itself.

Job overview:

Arm is seeking skilled, experienced, and highly motivated Software QA expert to join our Software Engineering group. As a member of the System Solutions team, you will have the opportunity to enable the evolution of Computing Infrastructure using Arm Neoverse Compute Subsystems. You will be working with a distributed team spread across multiple locations. Your primary responsibilities will include ensuring firmware developed for Arm Neoverse CSS platforms is product ready.


You will be responsible for building automated test solutions to deliver production quality firmware together with established teams working on open-source software stack for server platforms. You will be able to develop test cases and test infrastructure for validating firmware to both Arm internal and customer specified test specifications across various test categories - Compliance, Stress, Accelerated life, Strife, Reliability, Performance, and robustness. You will play a key role in developing and using appropriate tooling options for different types of testing and contribute to development of CI pipelines.

Are you are looking for a unique opportunity to be part of a Firmware QA team transforming computing infrastructure landscape? We would like to hear from you!

Required skills and experience:

  • Proven experience in Quality Assurance and Test automation of product quality system software, preferably for server ecosystem.
  • Hands on experience of test code development and automation for firmware or system software. Excellent programming skills in C, Python and Bash scripts are required.
  • System validation experience of platforms utilizing UEFI and ACPI for technologies such as RAS, Virtualization, Power Management, PCI-E and CXL.
  • Both pre-silicon and post-silicon validation expertise.
  • Verification and Validation of embedded software release candidates and releases.
  • Good understanding of computer architecture, micro architecture concepts – ideally for the Arm architecture.

“nice to have” skills and experience:

  • Experience in validation of production quality firmware in server segment.
  • Exposure to static and dynamic code analysis tools.
  • Familiarity with Arm SystemReady SR Compliance Program
  • Experience with Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) practices.
  • Mentoring and line management experience
  • Familiarity with open-source projects such as Linux Kernel, TF-A, EDK II and OpenBMC.

In return:

Arm Neoverse is the foundation for the next era of digital infrastructure. This role provides an outstanding opportunity to develop and contribute to the success of Arm Neoverse CSS based solutions.


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Hybrid Working at Arm

Arm’s approach to hybrid working is designed to create a working environment that supports both high performance and personal wellbeing. We believe in bringing people together face to face to enable us to work at pace, whilst recognizing the value of flexibility. Within that framework, we empower groups/teams to determine their own hybrid working patterns, depending on the work and the team’s needs. Details of what this means for each role will be shared upon application. In some cases, the flexibility we can offer is limited by local legal, regulatory, tax, or other considerations, and where this is the case, we will collaborate with you to find the best solution. Please talk to us to find out more about what this could look like for you.

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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 race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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