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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 interested in driving the success of the most powerful Arm CPUs? We are looking for skilled C++ developers to join our compiler team.
Our commercial compilers serve the Embedded, IoT and Automotive markets and are used by industry, government and academia to bring the latest, secure, and most performant consumer devices that power the computing world of Arm, on Arm. Our work makes these important software workloads work best on Arm.
- Identify and implement changes to our LLVM compiler, libraries and open source applications to improve the performance of benchmark workloads and to better support Arm architectural features and core designs.
- Develop our commercial C, C++ toolchain used across the industry as well as internal compilers that aid other teams (such as the Arm Architecture team) in their development of new architectural features.
- Participate in the open source LLVM community, including opportunities to attend and present at developer meetings.
- Develop our automated test frameworks to defend the functionality and performance of our tools.
Required Skills and Experience:
- C++ programming.
- Effective communication to persuade and influence internal or external partners.
- Application of software methodologies, tools, and processes including code review.
Note: Training may be provided for applicants that have proficiency with only a subset of these key skills.
You will be educated to degree level or have similar relevant experience.
"Nice to have" Skills & Experience
The following is a selection of skills used across our projects.
You do not need to have experience with any of these to apply or succeed in your application.
- Compiler development, particularly LLVM.
- Optimising code for performance through knowledge of computer architecture and CPU design.
- Open source community citizenship including code commits and reviews. Personal projects are also welcome.
- Low-level programming in Arm assembly.
- Expertise with git version control system.
- Basic Linux administration, particularly installation and maintenance.
- Test development using Continuous Integration tools such as Jenkins, and maintenance of test infrastructure using DevOps frameworks such as Chef or Ansible.
- Skilled application of Agile software development techniques
- Line Management experience: setting objectives, training, coaching, mentoring and supporting personal development.
In return all arm employees are provided with vital training to succeed in their respective roles. As well as a friendly and high-performance working environment, Arm offers a competitive benefits package including private medical insurance, sabbatical, supplementary pension, and wellness benefits. We are offering a hybrid approach to home and office working to provide an adaptable experience for all employees. We expect some working time to be spent in office, to promote a strong collaborative environment with good team integration but are accommodating to different home working requirements.
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.