Job header section
Senior DevOps Engineer
job navigation section
Software Engineering at Arm
You might not think you know us, but you do. Our software is all over Silicon Valley. In fact, it's right in the palm of your hand. Because the biggest names in tech, from your smartphone brand to the makers of the world's fastest supercomputer look to us for the most powerful advanced core processors.
When you think about what software development can stretch to at Arm, from physical IP to machine learning, you'll wonder why you didn't apply sooner. The real-world applications for our technology are so massive, your work will influence the lives up to 70% of the global population, whether it's through award-winning VR gaming or life-enhancing medical equipment. Here you'll develop a better, connected future.
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.
We are seeking a highly motivated and creative person to join our Cambridge-based toolchain performance team.
This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate with a keen interest in Dev Ops, software quality and performance testing, who wants to influence the future of Arm IP and the Arm eco-system.
Our team works on a diverse range of compilers and toolchains. From popular open-source projects like GNU and LLVM to closed sourced Arm compilers. Our goal is to tackle software performance challenges whenever they occur. We monitor the performance of vital toolchain and system components across a large number of hardware and software platforms. Your work will allow us to manage this unique complexity and provide the toolchain engineering teams with high-quality, reliable tracking of the state of the world of software on Arm IP.
This involves writing custom code to extend existing software or to connect systems together that are not usually deployed together. You will also manage a spread of hardware benchmarking platforms: mobile phones, developer boards, big servers as well as FPGAs and simulators for brand-new CPU designs.
Our existing infrastructure has been developed over time to meet our team's specific requirements, and we will be happy to ramp you up on its structure and components until you are comfortable owning its further evolution.
We are one of a number of compiler engineering teams in Arm, and we have plenty of passionate and friendly DevOps engineers specialising in toolchain testing who will be delighted to help you.
This position is situated in our Cambridge head office which hosts diverse teams from across Arm including development tools, compilers, debuggers, technical communications, DevOps infrastructure provision and open-source software development.
As part of your role you will be supporting the software development teams CI/CD and automation:
- Maintaining a board farm of hardware devices used for validation and benchmarking.
- Crafting, maintaining and extending the automated testing and benchmarking infrastructure.
- Extending existing software to suit our needs or writing new glue between systems.
- Debugging problems across the stack: from data visualisation packages to Linux kernel crashes.
- Provisioning and handling various Cloud Infrastructure.
- Implementing custom solutions for reporting and aggregating results.
Required Skills & Experience:
- A basic understanding of software engineering, Cloud, CI and Testing.
- You are comfortable using a Linux command line.
- Knowledge of version control such as Git.
- Basic scripting knowledge, for example Python, Bash.
- University degree ideally in computer science or a related STEM background. Other backgrounds will be considered if you have suitable experience and curiosity about the role.
- A passion to improve the efficiency and quality of some of the most sophisticated and widely used software.
"Nice to Have" skills & Experience:
Familiarity with any of the below is welcome but not required. You can expect us to help you grow and be mentored in one or more of these areas of your interest when you join us!
- Experience of build automation tooling like TeamCity or Jenkins.
- Understanding of the performance metrics of compilers, assemblers and linkers
- Familiarity with Linux development and administration environments.
- Experience configuring and installing hardware in a board or server farm, including maintenance through debugging problems and updating firmware, operating systems etc.
- Familiarity with web frontend frameworks such as Flask, CSS, HTML5, Bootstrap, ReactJS.
- Performance tracking and visualisation.
On top of the already compelling Life at Arm, we are famous for our team culture - including Friday focus times, regular career conversations, remarkable diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and continuous improvement mentality.
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 email@example.com. 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.
Life at Arm
Life in the office doesn't get any better. Especially when those offices are as sleek as ours. And the people are as creative and intuitive. Combine that with our popular ‘we, not I' mindset and you enjoy the kind of teamwork and togetherness rarely found elsewhere. We share so much in common, not least the same passion for progress, but we also welcome each other's diversity. Because, ultimately, we love to inspire and be inspired every day.
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. Most people run their lives on Arm technology. So, you see: you really do know us.