Staff Compiler Engineer
Software Engineering at Arm
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Help develop new features and expand support for the Arm architecture in Arm Compiler for Linux and LLVM. We are looking for a skilled and hardworking compiler engineer who is passionate about producing quality software to join our engineering team.
In this role you will help with the development of our commercial LLVM based compilers (C/C++ and Fortran), and help analyse and improve the performance of applications and benchmarks running on Arm hardware.
You will also work closely with the LLVM community, making contributions to improve the open-source Clang compiler, and the many other toolchains that use LLVM, to make the best use of cutting-edge Arm architectural features such as SVE and SVE2.
Previous experience working with LLVM or other compiler toolchains will be helpful, but is not essential.
You will work as a member of our Arm Compiler for Linux team and alongside our Quality Engineering and Performance Libraries teams.
Your role as a software engineer will require you to:
- Identify and implement changes to our LLVM compiler, libraries and open source applications to improve the performance of benchmark workloads.
- Improve the open-source LLVM framework to better support Arm architectural features and core designs
- Improve our internal compilers and toolchains to 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.
You will work in our office in the heart of Manchester, steps away from the dynamic life of the city centre. You will be expected to occasionally travel to events and meet with our partners.
Key Skills and Experience
Experienced with and highly competent at:
- C and/or C++ programming.
- Effectively communicating to persuade and influence internal or external partners.
- Application of software methodologies, tools, and processes including code review.
Note: Training may be provided if you have only a subset of these key skills.
You will be educated to degree level or have similar relevant experience.
Desirable 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.
- Open source community citizenship including code commits and reviews.
- Compiler development, particularly LLVM.
- Test development using Continuous Integration tools such as GoCD, Jenkins or Robot
- Optimising code for performance.
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