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Principal CPU Technology Architect

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Job ID 2023-9297 Location Sophia Antipolis, France;
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Date Posted Sep. 18, 2023 Category Architecture

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Job Description

We are the CPU Technology team, part of Arm Central Technology Group. This diverse engineering centric group invents, defines and architects Technologies to be deployed in tomorrow's IP solutions from Arm. The CPU Technology team tackles next-generation Arm CPUs, inventing new concepts that will fuel billions of devices worldwide.

What are your responsibilities as a CPU Technology Architect?

  • You analyse CPU performance and understand limitations we need to break through.
  • You invent and model / prototype new Technologies based on most sophisticated technics, like Machine Learning, to improve CPU performance or power efficiency.
  • You are fluently writing/extracting performance tests out of existing SW applications and run it on C/C++ models, emulators or real devices (Laptops, Smartphones, Servers… ) on various operating systems.
  • You interact with modelling engineers, CPU design teams and Arm Architecture group.
  • You drive technical activities.
  • You collaborate with Business teams and partners to present technical results.

Required Skills and Experience :

  • You graduated from a University or Engineering School, in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electronic / Electrical Engineering, or other related science
  • You have bare minimum of 8 years of either software, hardware, or mathematic experience.
  • You have some experience in SW programming.
  • You have some experience in technical management.
  • You have a passion to innovate, think different, explore new avenues.
  • You can work efficiently alone as well as in a team environment.

Desirable Skills

  • Having working experience on advanced CPU technics, from branch prediction to pre-fetchers (Micro-architecture, Design)
  • You have some experience in CPU performance analysis.
  • You are used to develop and adapt some experimental application code to test new architectures.
  • You have SW optimization experience on domains like HPC, Machine learning, Android applications, Linux kernel, …
  • You demonstrate passion, drive and diligence.
  • You have good written and verbal communication skills.

In return

We work directly with engineers across the company to drive next-generation hardware. Your work will have a direct impact on our bottom line and the ability to deliver improvements for our customers. You will be part of a growing and fast paced initiative within a diverse team and give direction to your own work.

Arm is everywhere in the world's most advanced digital products. Our technology enables the creation of new markets and transformation of industries and society. We design scalable, energy efficient-processors and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, enterprise infrastructure and the connected devices.

Our innovative technology is licensed by Arm Partners who have shipped more than 180 billion chips containing our intellectual property since the company began in 1990. 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.

ARM’s Sophia Antipolis design centre, located in one of the most appealing parts of France, at the heart of Europe’s largest and most multifaceted technology park. Surrounded by mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, this outstanding design centre has delivered leading products from ARM’s Cortex (TM) processor family.


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.

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.

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