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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.
Would you love to investigate performance issues and suggest product improvements on the different parts of a Mobile Phone's System-on-a-Chip? Would you like to analyse the performance of Arm's future CPUs, graphics processors (GPUs) and Interconnect IPs when they are working together?
Arm's Client Performance Analysis team is a team of highly motivated engineers ensuring that we maintain our leadership in mobile computing by helping our partners build outstanding products. Using detailed competitive analysis, sophisticated workload characterisation and advanced software modelling, we are regularly influencing Arm's engineering teams and its partners.
You will join the Systems Performance Analysis team within Central Technology as the System Analysis Engineer. You will run experiments on a pre-Silicon SoC environment analysing the performance of the different Arm components (CPU, GPU, etc) using use-cases close to the ones run on mobile phones. You will help bringing up some of these use cases and understanding their behaviour on future mobile phones. You will be in charge of finding the different potential bottlenecks and help providing solutions.
More than anything else, you have a willingness to absorb as much as possible about this new challenge. Given the impact and reach of this field, you’ll be encouraged to share this knowledge with other specialists across the company. This is centred around promoting and demonstrating the Arm core beliefs and behaviours.
Required Skills and Experience:
- Detailed understanding of computer architecture.
- Experience on Python or Ruby, Assembly language, ideally in Arm assembly, and programming languages such as C or C++
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Able to work in teams and to collaborate with colleagues in other groups and sites.
- Proactive and motivated.
If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!
At Arm, we are guided by our core beliefs that reflect our open culture and guide our decisions, defining how we work together to defy ordinary and shape extraordinary.
“Nice To Have” Skills and Experience:
- Experience with Unix, scripting, and source control systems (e.g., Git, Subversion).
- Familiarity with one or more CPU instruction sets.
- Familiarity with SystemVerilog
- Familiarity with ARM architectures.
- Experience with compilers and/or device drivers.
- Flair for lateral thinking and problem solving.
Your particular benefits package will depend on position and type of employment and may be subject to change. Your package will be confirmed on offer of employment. Arm’s benefits program provides permanent employees with the opportunity to stay innovative, healthy and create a positive working environment.
- Annual Bonus Plan
- Discretionary Cash Award
- Group Personal Pension Plan with enhanced company contribution
- Medical, Travel, Health & Life Insurance
- Holiday, 25 days annual leave with option to buy an additional 5 days per year
- Sabbatical, 20 paid days every four-year of service
- Volunteering, One paid working day each year (Team-ARM)
- Cycle to work, free car parking, gym on site, team and social events
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. 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.
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.
I'm loving my job as a Senior Software Engineer because I get to work with the latest cloud technologies like AWS and Kubernetes to try and make our engineers more efficient and making continuous delivery systems.Sophie Carsten Glassdoor logo
Being a Software Engineer at Arm means that you'll have the opportunity to work on ground-breaking technology that shape the world around us.Konstantinos Monachopoulos Glassdoor logo
The Arm technology has a massive impact on the world and you can see that from the 2000 people we were a few years ago to the 6000 we are today. That in itself leads to loads of opportunities to work on cool stuff and for your career.Ross Keeping Glassdoor logo
If you're a Software Engineer with generic skill sets, whether that's C, Python or whatever it might be – you'd come here to beat problems on a scale that no one else is doing.Michael Williams Glassdoor logo