2017 Industrial Placement Software Engineer Intern - Systems Architecture (12 months)

Placement By Arm
  • Cambridge
  • To be negotiated
  • System / Networks / Telecommunications

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2017 Industrial Placement Software Engineer Intern - Systems Architecture (12 months)

Job Description

Location: Cambridge
Duration: 12 Months (Start September 2017)

The Architecture and Technology Group in Cambridge (UK) explores future technologies and creates next-generation extensions to the ARM architecture.

In this role, you will contribute to the development of new technology including hardware and software features that are not yet available to users and developers, typically 3-5 years before these systems are released as commercial products; features that will be used by fellow engineers across the industry to create world-beating products using ARM technology.

The activities for this role demand an enthusiastic candidate from either a Computer Science or an Electrical/Electronics Engineering background, and include:

• Building an understanding of hardware features and capabilities, system software, development tools, and other use-cases.
• Development of modelling flows and component models in instruction-set simulator environments.
• Modelling investigations to drive technical decisions across a broad spectrum of features, including hardware, software and system architecture.
• Development of prototype software flows that support these investigations and demonstrate use of next-generation extensions to the ARM architecture.

You will work alongside technology experts as part of a dynamic team that develops next-generation technologies in computer architecture, and collaborates on next generation instruction set and CPU system architectures, guided by quantitative investigation and expert understanding of the markets ARM serves.

Job Requirements

As a successful candidate, you will studying for a university degree, ideally in Computer Science or Electrical/Electronic Engineering, although candidates with other academic backgrounds with the relevant skills will also be considered. You will have a keen interest in varied aspects of computing from software to hardware, and in computer architectures and the interaction between software and hardware in real systems. You will possess an inquisitive mind-set that seeks to find and communicate the best answers to complex technical problems based on systematic investigation, and be committed to extending the breadth and depth of your knowledge.

Required skills:
• Good grounding in computer architecture fundamentals (including the interaction between hardware and software, instruction sets, etc.)
• Programming skills in high level language, such as C, C++, Perl, or Python.
• Pro-active and self-motivated with a willingness to be flexible and accept new challenges.
• Good communication skills.

Desirable skills and experience:
• Experience/project work related to one or more of microprocessors and hardware (e.g. microcontroller projects, assembler programming, simulators, hardware design), development tools (e.g., debuggers, compilers, disassemblers, visualization), and/or low-level software (e.g., device drivers, operating systems).
• Personal project work and/or contributions to open source projects.
• Experience with the ARM architecture.

How to apply
If you are passionate about this role, click ‘apply now’.
We are currently only able to support applications from candidates who are already eligible to work and live in the UK. This might also include individuals who are currently under the Tier 4 study visa scheme. Therefore, you will automatically be deselected if this requirement isn’t met.

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

About ARM

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.