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You know us. With 125 Arm-powered products shipped every second, we'll be in a over a trillion smart devices by 2035. Your smartphone, award-winning VR gaming, the world's fastest supercomputer – our engineers are designing the advanced core processors leading the race towards a connected, autonomous, hyper-performance future.
So, we promise you endless opportunities to experiment and go even further in hardware. From advanced core implementation to full custom physical IPs, here you'll have our backing to push limits in vital areas such as memory, IO and logic.
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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 could even combine your FlexPot allowance with your sabbatical and volunteer overseas!
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.
Are you excited by the intricacy of working with low-level embedded software? Are you looking for a new challenge leading a highly skilled development team? Then this opportunity could be what you have been waiting for!
The verification software team in Cambridge is responsible for developing a Random Instruction Stream generator which we use to stress ARM CPUs under development. We deploy it to search for hardware bugs, which we can then investigate and share with hardware design teams to ensure their resolution. This tool is continuously under development to add support for new CPU architectural features and improve its verification coverage. At the same time, it has to serve multiple internal CPU projects with differing requirements.
We are an enthusiastic team of engineers, used to working at the software/hardware boundary, ever striving to improve our highly successful verification tool. Your challenge will be to strengthen our software development process without compromising the creativity and efficiency of our engineers working on CPU projects.
If you are a proven leader of embedded software teams with a strong understanding of low-level code development and an emphasis on quality, we would like to hear from you. In this role, you will plot a roadmap for the future growth of the tool, planning and delivering its releases; you will marshal the requirements, and you will collaborate with gifted verification software and hardware engineers who understand its application. You will then see the product execute in a pre-silicon environment and so help debug issues in ARM’s future products.
This opportunity will allow you to exercise and expand a range of skills from low-level software development through to planning and managing a complex team. Working in a stimulating and open environment with the industry's smartest engineers, you will contribute to one of Arm's key verification tools and demonstrate your strengths to help Arm retain the quality of its microprocessor designs.
Education & Qualifications
Good university degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or Electronic Engineering ideally, although other science graduates would be considered with suitable work experience.
Essential Skills & Experience
- You have software development experience with ‘C’ and can read assembly language code
- You understand CPU architecture and micro-architecture features such as caches, Memory Management, Multi-core, coherency and CPU pipelines
- You are able to lead and mentor a team of software engineers.
- You have an eye for detail and are comfortable reviewing the work of engineers inside and outside your team.
- You can plan your team's work and deliver software releases on schedule.
Desirable Skills & Experience
- You have scripting skills using languages such as Python, Perl or TCL
- You can write and debug assembly code
- Work with continuous integration systems
- Experience of developing verification tools
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.
Life at Arm
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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.