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Senior Principal System Architect

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Job ID 2023-8006 Location Cambridge, United Kingdom Date Posted Apr. 18, 2024 Category Architecture

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Job Overview:

Do you want to craft the next generation of smartphone and tablet solutions, extracting the maximum performance and power efficiency from the latest process and packaging technologies? In the Central Technology Group, we have a diverse set of engineers covering all aspects of SoC system architecture.

You have the chance to create high-impact changes daily by solving challenging technical problems in next generation hand-held devices! You will tackle challenging development work to help kickstart projects, run sophisticated proof-of-concepts, and be a technical leader from the front!


  • Engage with engineering leadership and product planning teams to develop technology roadmap.
  • Translate technology requirements into platform architecture, encompassing hardware, software, tools and other components.
  • Work proactively across Arm’s architecture and core technology teams to ensure a roadmap of architecture platforms and technology feature development supporting the needs of smartphones and large-screen compute SoCs.
  • Evaluate architecture proposals, internal and external IP features and provide influential and inspirational leadership across hardware, software, and platform groups to align all parties to a common vision of architecture & technology development.
  • Represent Arm with high technical credibility in customer meetings, appropriately incorporating feedback.
  • Build high level architecture specifications as required to enable engineering teams to design and verify platforms addressing Client market segments including smartphones, large-screen compute and embedded/home devices.
  • Design experiments and analyses to answer architectural questions, and invent, develop, or drive the development of simulators, models, profilers, and other methods and tools as vital to implement the analyses.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Proven track record in smartphone/tablet SoC Architecture or related work experience
  • Deep technical background and credibility
  • Proven track record to drive progress in an ambiguous environment
  • Collaborative and influential across organisations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work across multiple teams

Nice to have:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in EE/ECE/CE/CS or related field required; MS or PhD highly desired

In return:

Arm is at the heart of the world's most advanced digital products. Our technology enables the generation of new markets and transformation of industries and society. We design scalable, energy efficient-processors and related technologies. Our innovative technology is licensed by Arm Partners who have shipped more than 50 billion Systems on Chip containing our intellectual property. Together with our Connected Community, we are breaking down barriers to innovation for developers, designers, and engineers, ensuring a fast, reliable route to market for leading electronics companies.


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 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.

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.

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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