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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.
Are you an experienced and motivated graphics performance expert, looking for a high impact role working on the latest graphics technology?
Through performance analysis and requirements gathering, feature design and technical expertise, you will guide the work of a large SW engineering team influencing the wider organisation and GPU product.
Working within a diverse group of architects you will be responsible for analysing performance aspects of the GPU. By studying the existing design, you will find improvement opportunities in the software architecture and hardware. Potential areas of focus will range from the Khronos graphics API implementations, work scheduling, firmware design and system integration considerations. You will guide the work of other highly skilled architects in the team, identify the areas of focus and ensure we deliver the largest impact possible.
You will provide technical leadership to our development teams, guiding the teams in the technologies you help to define. Plus, you will work closely with teams across the GPU organization (such as HW development teams, competitive performance analysts, product marketing and technology research), providing technical expertise and representing the complex requirements of our GPU driver. Through customer discussions and presentations, you’ll also gain an understanding of the sophisticated needs of our partners, while providing key technical representation of Arm.
We have an excellent track record of building up expertise in people, so this is a great opportunity to learn something new in a friendly and collaborative environment. Join a multinational, dynamic and highly motivated software development group where you will enjoy the support of your colleagues while being challenged by exciting technical problems.
Required Skills and Experience:
- Strong experience in technical leadership roles
- Some experience in requirements analysis, software architecture definition and documentation.
- Experience of analysing performance problems and defining solutions.
“Nice To Have” Skills and Experience:
- A background in graphics or driver development.
- Proven understanding of software development; ideally with C or C++ background.
- Are motivated by software and hardware optimisation, from the metal to high level.
- Have a self-driven, analytical and hands on approach to work.
- Able to work across a wide geographical area and diverse teams.
- Experience of embedded systems or firmware development.
- Expertise of CPU architectures, surrounding fabric and peripherals.
- Experience of development in a Linux, Android, or similar environment.
- Experience of Khronos APIs, or other GPU driver internal topics.
- Experience of people leadership.
In return you will get to influence the direction of our Mali and Immortalis GPU product lines, learn about the latest GPU and graphics technologies, utilise your engineering skills to build support for the technologies and influence millions of devices for years to come. You will be able to drive and bring your ideas to a wider group of our leading experts, build your technical leadership and influencing skills and build towards becoming an established and recognised expert within the existing team. The GPU product line provides a rich roadmap in different domains and allows you to experience the demands from diverse use cases.
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.
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.