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Start Your Career at Arm
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.
Would you like to play a part in developing next-generation technology while working alongside and learning from some of the world’s best engineers?
Our graduate program is designed to give you the best start possible to your career and support your personal growth and professional development. In addition to a competitive salary and rewards package, our on-the-job learning and mentoring/buddy schemes provide unparalleled learning and networking opportunities from the best in the industry.
We currently have a range of graduate opportunities in the Central Technology (CT), CPU and Productivity Engineering (PE) groups.
We deliver technological leadership by identifying and developing a sustainable pipeline of innovative technology to create faster, smaller, better products, every year. You will have the opportunity to make a big difference creating best-in-class products. We have graduate vacancies in teams that work in the following areas: CPUs, Computer Vision, Future Architecture Development, Image Processing, Algorithm Design, Performance Profiling, and optimizations.
This role is for you if you:
- Have a passion for knowing how computers work, computer architecture and low level or embedded software.
- Enjoy detailed analysis of software behavior and performance and using that analysis to propose improvements to Arm designs.
- Are from any engineering background with experience of C/C++
- Have an interest in learning about state-of-the art CPU designs from the inside, and for your work to have an industry-wide impact.
Required Skills and Experience
We are seeking the next generation of innovative engineers to join us! Ideally you will be studying, or have studied, a degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electronic Engineering, or other relevant subjects such as Physics or Maths.
Whilst we will develop and enhance your experience and skills on program, there are a few things that you need to offer too, such as:
A real passion for embedded computing that goes beyond your studies.
Have a creative and structured approach to problem-solving.
Have proficient knowledge of C and/or C++ or Python
Keenness to take every opportunity to learn and develop.
“Nice To Have” Skills and Experience
Understanding the basics of computer architecture fundamentals, digital design concepts, CPU architecture and micro-architecture features (such as caches, MMU, SMP, coherency, CPU pipelines) and some knowledge of low-level assembler programming languages, processors and digital systems
Practical knowledge of factors which influence device performance.
Excellent attention to detail
What will you get in return
Our graduate roles are designed to help you make a real impact, while also building on key skills for your future studies and employment. We believe in developing talent, and therefore aim to offer many of our graduates accelerated progression.
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 any characteristic.
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. We empower groups/teams to determine their hybrid working pattern, with an expected minimum attendance in the office of 20% per month, depending on the work, level of experience and team’s needs. 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.
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.
I was really surprised by how international the environment is. I knew Arm was an international company, but I didn't expect to meet people from all over the world while working in the Cambridge office.Caroline Galliez Glassdoor logo
It's great to know that the code I write makes a real difference in the world. Bugs I find could potentially prevent crucial vulnerabilities in Arm's designs later down the line.Katie Worton Glassdoor logo
I'm proud to work for Arm, whose designs are powering disruptive technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things.Mai Pham Glassdoor logo
As a graduate, I enjoyed working on interesting projects and being a valuable member of every team I rotated through.Chris Loper Glassdoor logo
You get to work on advanced concepts and ideas that will become the foundation of future technology.Shubhang Prasanna Glassdoor logo