2017 Graduate Software Engineer – Processor ArchitectureJob Description
The Architecture and Technology Group in Cambridge (UK) is responsible for exploring future technologies to design next-generation extensions to the ARM architecture. We are seeking someone able to help us model and analyse software behaviour and its hardware implications as part of architecture exploration, definition and refinement. This often involves developing prototypes and models not yet available to the general public – typically 3-5 years before these systems are released as commercial products by ARM partners.
As a member of a small and dynamic team, you will be working alongside technology experts across ARM, contributing to the development of instruction set architectures for general-purpose processors that will be used by millions of people.
The activities for this role demand an enthusiastic candidate from either a Computer Science or Electrical Engineering background with a strong desire to constantly evolve a cross-disciplinary skill set, in particular:
• Development of prototypes to visualise and analyse the performance of next-generation extensions to the ARM architecture.
• Investigations to help drive technical decisions across a broad spectrum of features, including architecture, software and hardware.
• Specification and implementation of new instruction set extensions.
• Development of the instruction set architecture specification tools and validation process.
The ARM architecture is at the heart of the organisation, driving current and future developments across the company. You will play an essential role in helping to develop next-generation processor architectures in areas like computer vision, machine learning, virtualisation, multiprocessing and security among others.
What skills, experience, and qualifications do I need as a Graduate Software Engineer?
As a successful Graduate Engineer, you will be flexible with a variety of software development skills and a commitment to extend the breadth and depth of your knowledge. You will have a good university degree, ideally in Computer Science or Electrical/Electronic Engineering, although candidates with other academic backgrounds would also be considered if they have the relevant skills. You will have a strong interest in computer architecture and the interaction between software and hardware in a real system. You will possess a research mindset that seeks to find and communicate the best answers to complex technical problems based on systematic investigation.
Essential skills and experience
·Good programming skills in at least one high-level language like C or C++
·Knowledge of scripting languages, such as Python, Perl, Ruby, or Unix shell
·Familiarity with assembly language programming
·Pro-active and self-motivated
·Ability to work as part of a team
·Willingness to be flexible and accept new challenges
Desirable skills and experience
·Good grounding in computer architecture fundamentals (including the interaction between hardware and software, instruction sets, memory subsystems, etc.)
·Experience/project work related to low-level software (e.g., DSP, device drivers, operating systems, compilers, microcontroller projects)
·Experience with source code control and the software development process
Why work For ARM?
As well as a friendly and high performance working environment, ARM offers a competitive benefits package including: relocation (where applicable), annual bonus, medical cover, 25 days annual leave, sabbatical every four years, pension and a flexible working policy.
What does ARM’s recruitment process involve?
ARM hires early careers talent on a rolling basis and we have a limited number of roles available. We therefore encourage you to apply as soon as possible to ensure you have the best chance of being considered.
Your particular benefits package will depend on position and type of employment and may be subject to change. Your package will be confirmed on offer of employment. ARM's benefits program provides permanent employees with the opportunity to stay innovative and healthy, ensure the wellness of their families, and create a positive working environment.
· Annual Bonus Plan
· Discretionary Cash Award
· Group Personal Pension Plan with enhanced company contribution
· Medical, Travel, Health & Life Insurances
· Holiday, 25 days annual leave with option to buy an additional 5 days per year
· Sabbatical, 20 paid days every four-year of service
· Volunteering, One (1) paid working day each year (TeamARM)
· Varies by location: cycle to work, free car parking, gym on site, team and social events
ARM® technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. From the unmissable to the invisible; our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs are enabling the intelligence in 86 billion silicon chips and securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer. With more than 1,000 technology partners including the world's most famous business and consumer brands, we are driving ARM innovation into all areas compute is happening inside the chip, the network and the cloud.
With offices around the world, ARM is a diverse community of dedicated, innovative and highly talented professionals. By enabling an inclusive, meritocratic and open workplace where all our people can grow and succeed, we encourage our people to share their unique contributions to ARM's success in the global marketplace.