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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 looking for an exciting and challenging role, with the possibility to work on the cutting edge of mobile GPU technology? Do you want to use your technical skills and leadership to help drive your career? Arm is seeking highly skilled and motivated engineers to join our Agile Software development team working on the drivers for the next generation Mali™ GPU products. We work closely with the multi-disciplined engineering teams across Arm’s European design centres, being in constant collaboration with both Software and Hardware engineers as well as Architects. We have a strong track record of building up expertise in people, so this is a phenomenal opportunity for learning new things in a friendly and collaborative environment. Join a multinational, multifaceted and highly motivated software development group with great work ethics where you will enjoy the support from your colleagues while being challenged by exciting technical problems. If you like producing high quality, high performing SW and solving sophisticated technical problems, then we would love to hear from you.
Developing, maintaining and improving existing user and kernel space driver components to deliver them for most recent Linux kernels and yet-to-be-published Android versions. This involves developing performance-critical driver for GPU hardware, including scheduling and memory management for Linux and Android OSs. You will provide the foundations that will make the Mali™ GPU implementation of Vulkan, OpenGL and OpenCL simply the best in the market.
- Participating in all phases of software development - including design, implementation, testing, code review and documentation.
- Leading software designs in coordination with Architects and cross-functional teams for new feature delivery.
- Performing code reviews for other team members.
- Understanding customer requirements and aligning them with GPU roadmap.
- Working closely with other software teams to interface driver components.
- Maintaining the existing codebase: fixing bugs and other quality assurance activities.
Required Skills and Experience :
- Expert in C programming.
- Experience in the Linux kernel and/or a device driver development.
- Deep understanding of computer architecture and embedded systems.
- Proficiency in problem solving and debugging skills.
- Experience with version control and bug tracking systems.
- Excellent team working skills, self-motivated and results focused.
- Practical, organised and analytical approach to work.
“Nice To Have” Skills and Experience :
- Experience with leadership roles, driving and coordinating projects.
- Experience with ARM embedded systems.
- Experience with different testing / debugging tools and script languages.
- Familiar with Android system software development and debugging.
- Interest in graphics and compute APIs - Vulkan, OpenGL ES, OpenCL.
- Experience in software development for a commercial organisation.
Arm GPU Engineering Group:
We produce graphics processing hardware and software products for mobile, embedded and automotive industries. Mali™ Graphics Processor is the world’s #1 shipping GPU. Now we are entering into a new growth phase to provide new technologies and products for existing and new markets and are looking for hardworking people to join the team. In GPU Engineering you will work with the global best companies, making world-leading products based on our IP and alongside the best engineers in the world. We are a global team working across numerous sites and cultures. Your ideas will make a difference and you will have the opportunity to lead, challenge the status quo and ultimately change the world of graphics processing!
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