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Senior Software Engineer - Job ID #: 9816

ARM is looking for a highly skilled and motivated engineer to join an Agile software development team working on the edge of mobile GPU technology. Working on the next generation Mali™ mobile GPUs and the latest yet-to-be-published Android versions, you will help shape the technologies that the mobile market will see in years to come.

You will be joining a multinational, dynamic and highly motivated software development team located in Cambridge (UK). The team is responsible for the Mali GPU driver components and framework devoted to instrumentation, GPU job dumping, performance analysis tooling and debugging utilities. The tools and software created will be used by both internal and external users across SW and HW divisions for performance analysis, product integration, HW functional and performance validation and GPU conformance for key benchmark and content.

What you will be involved with:
You will be working closely with the multi-disciplined engineering teams across ARM’s European design centres developing drivers and the instrumentation needed for graphics and computer performance analysis. Our challenge is creating the framework to analyse a system executing millions of operations per second across both hardware and software.

Day to day activities include:

  • Participating in the design, implementation and testing of new features.
  • Working closely with other software teams to interface driver components.
  • Writing ultra-low overhead code for both the user and kernel space parts of the driver.
  • Writing efficient code for the post-processing analysis framework.
  • Maintaining the existing codebase: fixing bugs and other quality assurance activities.
  • Reviewing other people's code.
  • Writing and maintaining documentation.

This is an amazing opportunity to influence products and technology that millions of people will use around the globe years ahead of the product release.

Job Requirements
Education & Qualifications:

  • Bachelors, Masters or PhD ideally in computer science or electronics engineering or other relevant subject with good academic record.

Skills & Experience required:

  • Experience developing software on Linux or Android environments, preferably in driver or middleware development.
  • Expert knowledge of C.
  • Experience with Python development.
  • Experience with standard GNU/Linux tool chain, shells, source versioning systems such as GIT, scripting languages and build systems.
  • Excellent problem solving & solution design.
  • Ability to express complex ideas to people of all technical abilities.
  • Practical, organized and analytical approach to work.
  • Good oral and written English skills.

Desirable Skills & Experience:

  • Experience with OpenGLES or Vulkan
  • Experience with Android development

What are the desired behaviours for this role?
At ARM, we are proud to have a set of behaviours that reflect our unique culture and guide our decisions, defining how we work together to defy ordinary and shape extraordinary. These behaviours are assessed as part of the recruitment process:

  • Partner and customer focus – Your tendency to put your partners and customers first in all that you do by understanding their needs and striving to achieve win-win solutions.
  • Collaboration and communication – Your ability to forge lasting relationships which are built upon mutual trust, open communication and sharing of information and success.
  • Creativity and innovation – Possessing a passion for driving continuous improvement through spotting opportunities and seeking the views of others.
  • Team and personal development – You take time to drive your own development, whilst also encouraging team members and partners to do the same.
  • Impact and influence – You listen to different perspectives, evaluate, persuade and carefully shape your work to deliver truly impactful results.
  • Deliver on your promises – You demonstrate a can-do attitude and you drive to overcome obstacles, acting with a sense of urgency because you’re passionate about what you do.

ARM is committed to global talent acquisition, offering an attractive relocation package.

Note: we are hiring multiple Software Engineers for this location


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