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Job ID 2022-5390 Location Sophia Antipolis, France Date Posted Jul. 24, 2023 Category Architecture

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Job Overview:

Do you want to contribute to the future of Arm technology and architectures? We have a fantastic opportunity to join the Architecture and Technology Group at Arm -- a dynamic, collaborative, highly motivated and influential team dedicated to build the foundation of the future compute platform architectures. Working on the cutting edge of Arm IP, crafting technology that powers the next generation of mobile apps, portable devices, home automation, self-driving cars, and much more!

The Systems Architecture and Technology Group is responsible for exploring, developing, and driving the direction of Arm’s products in the next 3-5 years. We work at the boundary of software and hardware to prepare the future evolutions of the Arm Architecture. As part of this group, you will play a essential role in understanding industry trends and developing our next generation of computing devices. This touches all aspects of computing including artificial intelligence and machine learning, security, energy efficient performance, and decentralization of systems.


You will collaborate on the definition of next generation system technologies, including processor and system architecture specifications and hardware products. By working closely with experts from across Arm to develop and evaluate new technologies, and to deploy them internally within Arm and to the broader Arm ecosystem, your work will influence both Arm product roadmaps and the wider Arm ecosystem.

If the challenge and opportunity of working on innovative technology excites you, we look forward to receiving your application.

Required Skills and Experience :

  • A postgraduate degree, ideally in Computer Science or Electronic Engineering, with min 3 years of working experience. Other academic backgrounds will be considered with relevant experience.
  • A good understanding of computer architecture (CPU, GPU and/or other hardware acceleration).
  • Strong C or C++ programming skills.
  • You demonstrate enthusiasm, drive, and diligence.
  • Communicate clearly with both expert and non-expert audiences.

“Nice To Have” Skills and Experience:

  • It would be useful if you have familiarity with one or more of:
  • Memory systems, caches, coherency protocols and memory management
  • Low-level programming and optimisation for DSP and/or SIMD processors
  • Good understanding of Architecture performance analysis and optimisation
  • Hardware and software partitioning
  • Code generation and auto-vectorization technologies
  • Digital Signal Processing, Computer Vision or Machine Learning
  • System-level modelling, for example with SystemC or gem5
  • Knowledge of techniques for automatic vectorization
  • gcc or LLVM internals
  • Arm architecture fundamentals


Please note this role can be performed either from our Sophia Antipolis office or our Cambridge based office.

Arm’s Sophia Antipolis is located in one of the most beautiful parts of France, at the heart of Europe’s largest and most dynamic technology park! Surrounded by mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, this outstanding position will allow you to work alongside technology experts across Arm.

The city of Cambridge has a long history of scientific understanding and technological breakthroughs. Arm's recently refurbished and expanded campus is home to a number of CPU development teams, and also GPU, System-IP, Arm Architecture and tools and software engineers.

In Return:

We have a friendly and high-performance working environment, where Arm offers a competitive benefits package in France, including: private medical insurance (employee and family), 25 days annual leave, 20-day sabbatical every four years, supplementary pension and reduction in working hours (11 days).

We will 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 to request accommodation.


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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