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Senior Principal AMBA Architect

Job ID 2024-10778 Date posted 11/07/2024 Location Cambridge, United Kingdom; Austin, Texas Category Architecture

Job Overview:
We are seeking an AMBA Architect to help drive the future of Arm technology and architectures. You will work with multiple groups across Arm to generate new ideas, investigate system performance, and define new interface specifications.

You will join the Architecture and Technology Group at Arm, a dynamic, collaborative, highly motivated and influential team responsible for building the foundation of the future compute platform architectures, from autonomous vehicles to mobile phones to IoT nodes to server farms.


You will contribute to the definition of next generation system technologies, primarily focussing on interfaces specifications that are used by the processors and the majority of system architecture components within a system.

You will collaborate with experts to develop and evaluate new technologies deploying them internally within Arm and to the broader Arm ecosystem.

Your contribution will influence both Arm product roadmaps and the wider Arm ecosystem.

You will have the opportunity to participate in industry wide collaborative developments, working with experts from numerous different companies.

If the challenge and opportunity of working on innovative technology excites you, and you can meet the requirements of the job description below, we look forward to receiving your application!

Required Skills and Experience:

You should have knowledge and skills in several of the following areas:

- Computer architecture, including CPU architecture, memory systems, caches, coherency protocols
- AMBA interface specifications, possibly including AHB, AXI, ACE or CHI.
- Off-chip interfaces specifications, such as PCIe, CCIX or CXL.
- Memory technology, such as DDR, LPDDR, HBM or NVM.
- Understanding of the system architectures used in variety of application areas, such as mobile phones, automotive applications, servers or IoT devices.
- Performance analysis and optimisation, especially in real-time systems

“Nice To Have” Skills and Experience:

You should be able to:

- Demonstrate strong communication skills.
- Navigate and make high-level design trade-offs and articulate the rationale for those choices.
- Have a can-do attitude, be flexible and ready to accept new challenges.
- Have a university degree or equivalent experience, in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or a related subject area.

It would be useful if you have familiarity with one or more of:

- Arm CPU and system architectures
- Machine learning and DSP
- System-level modelling, for example System-C or gem5

In Return:

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic, collaborative, and driven team, and provides a genuine opportunity to craft the best outcomes for Arm!


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Hybrid Working at Arm

Arm’s approach to hybrid working is designed to create a working environment that supports both high performance and personal wellbeing. We believe in bringing people together face to face to enable us to work at pace, whilst recognizing the value of flexibility. Within that framework, we empower groups/teams to determine their own hybrid working patterns, 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.

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