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Job ID 2022-7440 Location Oslo, Oslo County Date Posted Mar. 14, 2023 Category Engineering Management

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Job Overview:

Are you looking for an exciting and ambitious role, with the possibility to work on the cutting edge of mobile GPU technology? Are you looking to use your technical and leadership skills to help drive your career?

In 2006 Arm acquired Falanx, a small Norwegian start-up developing Graphics Processing Units. Today, the team has 200 employees in Norway with more than 30 different nationalities. Based in Trondheim, with additional offices around the world, we are expanding into Oslo in 2023.

The team develops Mali, the world’s #1 shipping Graphics Processor.  The Arm Mali series of multimedia processors offers graphics solutions to drive the ultimate visual experience across a wide range of devices, scaling from entry-level mass market smartphones through to visually stunning, high-performance smartphones, Android OS-based tablets and SmartTVs.  It has applications in mobile, machine learning, Internet of Things, automotive, security, and embedded devices.

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 of your colleagues while being challenged by exciting technical problems. If you like producing high-quality, high-performance software and solving sophisticated technical problems, then we would love to hear from you.  By joining Arm, your ideas will make a difference and you will have the opportunity to lead, challenge the norm and ultimately change the world of media processing.

Please take a look at the following video to see what it's like to work here in Arm:


This is a senior role in the Graphics team, requiring a hands-on team leader with expertise in all stages of a high-quality software development lifecycle – architectural specification, design, implementation, and deployment.

You will apply deep knowledge of low-level graphics patterns with a comprehensive understanding of hardware device capabilities to develop new features for the Mali GPU, deliver them to customers, and work with standards bodies to ensure the maximum benefit for end users.

The role involves technical leadership of a world class team of engineers from different disciplines throughout the world to design, develop and deploy Vulkan and OpenGL ES drivers for the current and the next generation of Arm graphics cores.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of leading software development within a commercial organization.
  • Experience in 2D/3D graphics technology and standards such as Vulkan, OpenGL, OpenGL ES or Direct3D.
  • Knowledge of graphics fundamentals, e.g.: GPU graphics pipeline and shaders.
  • Strong understanding of computer architecture (CPU, Memory, MMU, caches, etc.).
  • Experience of performance analysis, software optimisation and instrumentation.
  • Expert knowledge of C/C++.

Beneficial Skills and Experience:

  • Proficiency in problem solving and debugging skills.
  • Willingness and ability to contribute to process improvement initiatives.
  • Exposure to running compute and ML workloads on GPUs
  • A practical, organized and analytical approach to work.

In Return:

Working on interesting new projects is exciting, but we also know how important it is to receive support. We make sure you have regular time with your line manager who can offer ongoing support, feedback, and development opportunities. You will also be given flexibility and freedom in how you decide to complete your projects/tasks.

All Arm employees are provided with vital training to succeed in their respective roles. Alongside a friendly and collaborative working environment, we have flexible working hours and the opportunity for hybrid work.

Our benefits package in Norway includes private medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave, one month sabbatical every 4 years, parental leave, supplementary pension, and wellness benefits.

We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us for further details.


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.

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