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Ecosystem Program Director

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Job ID 2023-9269 Location Cambridge, United Kingdom Date Posted Apr. 18, 2024 Category Program/Project Management

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Ecosystem Program Director 

Arm's Ecosystems Programs team is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Program Leader to help us in our mission to equip the vast and thriving Arm SW Ecosystem to deliver their best performance and experiences on Arm Hardware.

We lead programs for critical new technology features, ensuring developers understand and easily exploit the value as soon as it becomes available. We work closely with internal engineering teams, business functions and SW ecosystem partners throughout every stage of the journey, from technology inception to widespread adoption to ensure we meet the evolving needs of the SW Ecosystem.


You will lead multiple work programs in parallel, navigating ambiguity and working with senior leaders to proactively adapt strategy as the ecosystem needs evolve.

  • Partner closely with Product, HW & SW Engineering and commercial teams to translate strategy into execution, anticipate bottlenecks and drive alignment/decisions across Arm.
  • Provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance customer and business needs against technical constraints.
  • Break large, complex challenges down into manageable pieces, develop requirements & specifications, then deliver them in a timely manner.
  • Manage relationships, drive the valuable connection and collaboration with SW partners
  • Implement the virtuous cycle of engagement, technical optimisation and enablement to solve key problems, and ensure optimal performance of our future technologies.

Required Skills & Experience:

Maturity, high judgment, negotiation skills, significant ability to influence, analytical talent, and leadership are essential to success in this role.

  • Proven experience in technical and strategic program management working directly with software engineering
  • Proficiency in building teams, processes and coordinating scope, schedule, budget, quality, along with risk and dependency management.
  • Experienced in matrix leadership, delivery across cross-functional teams, and communicating effectively with senior leaders.
  • Experience owning/driving strategy definition, roadmap development and delivery.
  • Proficiency in agile software development and program methodologies

'Nice to have' Skills & Experience:

  • Experience in strategic long term planning, analysis techniques and scenario modelling to drive decision making.
  • Appreciation of key aspects of Arm SW ecosystem, such as Operating Systems, Open Source, frameworks, tools, application layers and developer communities
  • Experience defining KPI's/SLA's used to drive tangible value and ROI

In Return:

To join a small but mighty team with significant scope to shape and build our future success. We work globally with diverse teams and exceptional people across many functions. This will be a fast paced and exciting environment with opportunities to flex your strategic and innovative thinking muscles! We will support to grow your knowledge, network and capabilities to progress and establish yourself as a highly visible strategic leader in Arm.

If the above resonates with you, we would love to talk!


Accommodations at Arm

At Arm, we want our people to Do Great Things. If you need support or an accommodation to Be Your Brilliant Self during the recruitment process, please email To note, by sending us the requested information, you consent to its use by Arm to arrange for appropriate accommodations. All accommodation requests will be treated with confidentiality, and information concerning these requests will only be disclosed as necessary to provide the accommodation. Although this is not an exhaustive list, examples of support include breaks between interviews, having documents read aloud or office accessibility. Please email us about anything we can do to accommodate you during the recruitment process.

Hybrid Working at Arm

Arm’s hybrid approach to working is centred around flexibility, where we split our time between the office and other locations to get our work done. Within that framework, we empower groups and teams to determine their own particular hybrid working pattern, 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.

Equal Opportunities at Arm

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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