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CPU Benchmarking Engineer ARM

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Job Description

As CPU Benchmarking Engineer, your main role consists in creating, modifying, characterizing and running various workloads to assess the performance of processors and ARM’s DynamIQ L3 systems.

In close collaboration with other Cambridge-based engineering teams, you will directly contribute to the micro-architectural investigations and definition of ARM’s next generation processors.

Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities

  • CPU benchmark development and characterization

  • CPU performance analysis

  • Micro-architecture exploration

Job Requirements


Preferably graduate from a University or Engineering School, in electronic engineering or computer science, although other science graduates would be considered if they have relevant experience.

Technical Attributes

Applicants should have:

  • Excellent programming skills (C or C++)

  • Good understanding of the fundamentals of CPU and system architecture

  • Experience in cross-compilation techniques

  • Habits of Linux environment and open source tools

    Ideal applicants might also have knowledge or experience in the following areas:

  • CPU Performance analysis / benchmarking

  • Compilers and code generation

  • CPU or System modelling

  • Python and Perl scripting

  • ARM assembly language

  • Experience of hardware emulators

General Attributes

It is essential for the successful applicant to:

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, drive and diligence

  • Be able to work efficiently alone as well as in a team environment

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

    At ARM, we are guided by our core beliefs that reflect our unique culture and guide our decisions, defining how we work together to defy ordinary and shape extraordinary:

    We not I

      • Take daily responsibility to make the Global ARM community thrive

      • No individual owns the right answer. Brilliance is collective

      • Information is crucial, share it

      • Realise that we win when we collaborate — and that everyone misses out when we don’t (what does collaborate)

        Passion for progress

      • Our differences are our strength. Widen and mix up the pool of people you connect with

      • Difficult things can take unexpected directions. Stick with it

      • Make feedback positive and expansive, not negative and narrow

      • The essence of progress is that it can’t stop. Grow with it and own your own progress

        Be your brilliant self

      • Be quirky not egocentric

      • Recognise the power in saying ‘I don’t know’

      • Make trust our default position

      • Hold strong opinions lightly

        With offices around the world, ARM is a diverse organisation of dedicated, innovative and highly talented professionals. By enabling a vibrant, 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.


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