2017 Graduate Systems Architecture EngineerJob Description
About the role
The Systems Architecture and Technology Group in Cambridge (UK) is responsible for exploring future technologies to design next-generation extensions to the ARM architecture. In this role, you will carry out investigations on a broad range of development platforms, software models, system simulators and production code. This often involves developing hardware/software 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 both hardware and software components, and shaping the future of ARM intellectual property (IP).
The activities for this role demand an enthusiastic candidate from either a Computer Science or Electrical/Electronics Engineering background with a strong desire to constantly evolve a cross-disciplinary skill set, in particular:
· Design and development of software and hardware prototypes to analyse the performance of next-generation extensions to the ARM architecture.
· System-level modelling investigations to drive technical decisions across a broad spectrum of features, including hardware, software and system architecture.
· Building a detailed understanding of system hardware features and capabilities, software components and use-case requirements.
· Development of system modelling flows and component models in system simulator environments.
You will play an essential role in helping ARM develop next-generation technologies in areas like computer vision, machine learning, networking and security, guided by quantitative investigation and expert understanding of the markets we serve.
What skills, experience, and qualifications do I need as a Graduate Engineer?
As a successful Graduate Engineer, you will be flexible with a variety of software or hardware 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 C or C++
· Good grounding in computer architecture fundamentals (including the interaction between hardware and software, instruction sets, memory subsystems, etc.)
· Pro-active and self-motivated
· Willingness to be flexible and accept new challenges
· Excellent communication skills
Desirable skills and experience:
· Personal project work and/or contributions to open source projects
· Experience/project work related to low-level software (e.g., device drivers, operating systems, compilers, microcontroller projects)
· Independent research experience
How to Apply
If you are passionate about this role, click ‘apply now’.
What does ARM’s recruitment process involve for Early Careers?
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. If your initial application is successful, you will be invited to take part in a digital/ telephone interview. If this interview goes well, we'll invite you to a selection day/ onsite interview. We'll be holding selection days every month where successful candidates will have the opportunity to learn more about ARM and meet our teams in person.
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
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