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    Senior Software Engineer

    • 15420
    • Software Engineering
    • Experienced Professionals
    • Central Engineering - OSS
    • Central Engineering OSS – Engineering
    • UK
    • Manchester


    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

    Job Description

    We are looking for a skilled Senior Software Engineer to help develop the Java virtual machine to support the needs of enterprise and edge partners running their Java applications. You are passionate about producing quality software.

    In the course of this role, you will have the opportunity to develop OpenJDK, analyse and improve the performance of workloads running on Arm hardware through different JIT/AOT compilers and Java/native library tuning. Responsibilities include collaborating with international teams, the open source community, maintaining and improving automated build and test frameworks. There will also be the possibly of participating in developer conferences and summits, and working with semiconductor partners and customers.

    What will you be accountable for?

    • Your day to day role will be working on feature enablement and optimization of the open source Java virtual machines on Arm architecture.
    • You will work with teams in different locations and communities to develop, validate and upstream patches.
    • Your activities will involve working with Arm server and networking hardware teams to optimize enterprise subsystems designs and Arm CPU architecture team on new CPU feature enablement in OpenJDK and related OSS projects.
    • We would want you to drive and push architecture neutral and Arm friendly solutions in the communities.

    Job Requirements

    Education & Qualifications

    • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or Electronic Engineering, or other engineering degree with relevant experience.

    Essential Skills & Experience

    • You will possess and exhibit a proficiency in one or more programming languages, e.g. C/C++, Java, etc.
    • We require a good understanding of virtual machine, compiler related technology.
    • We look for individuals who are knowledgeable on Linux and related distributions, e.g. RHEL, CentOS, SUSE, Ubuntu, etc.
    • We require that you are able to work in complex environment with a teamwork spirit, effective time-management and prioritization skills
    • We seek individuals are disciplined and self-motivated with the ability to work independently and in a distributed team; showing a willingness to be flexible and accept new challenges
    • We expect you have a variety of software development skills and a commitment to extend your breadth and depth of knowledge.

    Desired Capabilities & Experiences:

    • We seek experience in various Linux tools related to source code version control, code review, bug tracking, CI/CD, e.g. Git/Gerrit/Jira/Jenkins, etc.
    • We view having knowledge of Java internals as a plus.
    • You have utilised standard GNU/Linux tool chains, shells, and build tools.
    • You have experience with Arm64 assembly programming.
    • You are knowledgeable about Arm architecture and SoC, concepts such as pipeline, cache, MMU and NUMA, and how these hardware factors impact high-level software performance.
    • You have expertise in testing methodology and test automation
    • We value familiarity with open-source project development cycles and contribution processes combined with experience in dealing with complex issues in the open source community.
    • You have run Linux performance analysis tools and undertaken system level performance tuning.
    • You are familiar and flexible in the use of various software development lifecycle methods including Agile.

    At Arm, we are guided by our core beliefs that reflect our rare 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.

    Passion for progress

    • Our differences are our strength. Widen and mix up your network of connections.
    • 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.

    We are hiring for multiple positions

    Location: Manchester
    Salary: Competitive
    Opening date: 25th April 2019
    Closing date: 23rd May 2019


    ARM 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

    Our office in Manchester, England hosts diverse teams from throughout Arm including debuggers, HPC tools, technical communications, DevOps infrastructure provision and open-source software development. The office is located in the heart of Manchester city centre allowing easy access to shops, restaurants and a bustling nightlife. Known for its world-renowned sporting connections, Manchester is seen as the United Kingdom's "second city", as it is the most visited city in England by overseas visitors aside from the capital.

    Manchester, UK
    Arm Ltd.
    7th floor
    Westminster House
    11 Portland St
    M1 3HU

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