Job header section
Senior Performance Analysis 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 looking for an engineer with a strong understanding of software and computer architecture, with a curiosity about performance analysis.
Our team works with Arm's partners to understand how the latest mobile and laptop consumer devices are typically used, and which applications are important. By understanding how these applications utilise Arms CPUs, GPUs and system IP we learn how to improve our products, influence future roadmaps, and help OEMs and SIPs make better products.
We develop and use our understanding of Arm's solutions to create innovative analysis techniques. These enable us to extract performance metrics and infer behaviour within production devices.
Using our close relationship with developers and ecosystem partners, including game studios, we explore the latest games, groundbreaking camera algorithms, media streaming, browsers, productivity, and ML based use cases.
Characterise real world use cases and build sophisticated workloads that will be used by multiple development teams across Arm.
Produce reliable and robust research and analytics; devise and investigate new ideas for workload analysis and development of new tools and flows.
You will regularly work with CPU/GPU designers, architects, and product managers as well as with world leading technology companies.
Required Skills and Experience :
- Knowledge of computing systems from a hardware or software perspective, such as CPU or GPU architectures, or Software System design.
- A practical understanding of factors which influence device performance.
- Confident communicating and discussing complex technical topics and data.
"Nice to have" Skills and Experience :
- Experience with performance analysis tools such as perf/simpleperf, ftrace, Perfetto, and Streamline.
- Familiarity with statistical analysis and experience with interpretation of performance data.
- Experience with mobile operating systems such as Android. This could be through app development or working directly on OS components including Android Run Time, Android Kernel, or AOSP.
Education and Qualifications
University degree or equivalent in Computer Science or Engineering, although other fields will also be considered.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of Arm’s products, build relationships with the key partners in our ecosystems and play a meaningful role in the delivery of new technology to billions of people. Across our group, there is ample opportunity to improve your technical expertise and diversify into other areas by collaborating with the many teams within Arm.
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
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