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2018 Graduate Embedded Software Engineer ARM

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Job Description

About the role

With a number of positions to fill, we are looking for enthusiastic software engineers to join Arm’s software teams who are working at the forefront in the following embedded areas:

  • Software design and implementation of reference secure firmware for Arm processors – for example working on the software to enable our cutting-edge CoreLink secure subsystems
  • Software stack development to enable Arm IP. This includes implementing HALs, drivers, connectivity, security, DRM, IoT Enablers, Functional Safety, Bootloader, Power and control components.
  • Operating system development (Linux, Zephyr, FreeRTOS, mbedOS, etc)
  • Development of reference software and demos for Arm Partners to use and replicate in their own products.
  • Middleware development (Android, ChromeOS, RedHat, Debian, etc)
  • Software optimisation (JIT compilers, Android, ChromeOS, …)
  • Build environments & Automation tooling
  • Upstreaming and maintenance

If you’re interested in:

  • The challenges of bringing up a new development board
  • How to build, test and debug full software stacks on hardware that hasn’t yet been manufactured
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of system architecture and performance, or
  • How to scale a solution for a single developer into an automated real-time regression farm

Then we have a role for you!

What will I be accountable for?

As a Graduate, you will be placed in a development team at Arm’s offices in Cambridge, UK where you will have a mentor, and be able to get to grips with the problems ranging across many software areas. You will be working across all aspects of the software lifecycle whilst being supported by and learning from the rest of the team. You will also be offered the opportunity to explore other teams within Arm during your first 12 months with us, as part of our Graduate Rotation programme.

Whilst a lot of our work does involve Open Source software, many tasks require working with development platforms, or simulated hardware environments where features are being developed and tested before the physical devices have been built, so the problems you will be expected to understand and solve are ones that are yet unknown to the general community.

Job Requirements

Essential Skills & Qualities

  • A passion for embedded computing that goes beyond your studies
  • A creative and structured approach to problem-solving
  • Knowledge of low level C and/or C++
  • Comfortable communicating within a small team
  • A desire for learning and self-improvement

Desirable Skills and Qualities

The following skills are not essential for this role, but experience in any of the following areas would enhance your application:

  • Knowledge of a leading RISC based computer architecture ideally Arm
  • An appreciation of how and why version control software is useful
  • Evidence of Open Source project interaction or contribution (patches, bug reports, …)
  • Operating system kernel or device drivers
  • Application development
  • Compilation technology, JIT (Just In Time) compilers…
  • Android, ChromeOS, RedHat, Debian internals/middleware development
  • Linux development or validation
  • Zephyr, FreeRTOS, other RTOS development or validation
  • Low level device driver development and integration experience
  • An appreciation of some of the ways in which computer architectures differ
  • An understanding of embedded power management techniques or security technologies
  • An understanding of radio protocol standards such as Bluetooth and/or Wireless LAN
  • Hands on experience with hardware and software debuggers
  • Knowledge of other languages, such as shell, Perl, Python, Java, Haskell or any assembly
  • Excellent written and spoken English; can write coherent documentation

How do I stand out?

What additional beneficial extracurricular activities do you participate in whether this be self-study, community participation or volunteering? Examples of this being

  • Projects undertaken outside of formal study
  • Relevant experience from internships or previous employment
  • Showcasing involvement in open source projects in the form of pointers to patches, repositories, bug reports…
  • Participation in community, volunteering or hobby activities that show leadership, teamwork, organisational or problem solving ability.

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.

Benefits

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.

About the office

At our global HQ in Cambridge, England we house the majority of our engineering and our corporate groups that deliver our extraordinary success. As a world-renowned university town, Cambridge boasts both a beautiful countryside and a historical town center. Local activities include punting on the River Cam and the many museums that reside within Cambridge University.

Cambridge, UK - Global HQ
Arm Ltd.
110 Fulbourn Road
Cambridge
GB-CB1 9NJ