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Are you looking for an exciting and meaningful role working on Linux and Android kernel device drivers? Are you motivated by learning new things and putting that knowledge into action?
Arm is seeking highly skilled and motivated engineers to join our Agile software development group. You will be part of a new team based in Manchester (UK), working closely with established multi-disciplined engineering teams across Arm’s worldwide engineering centers. Contributing to the driver for the next generation Mali™ GPUs and the latest Linux and yet-to-be-published Android versions, you will help shape the technologies that the market will see in years to come.
What you will be involved with:
You will be developing the lowest layer of the Mali graphics driver stack. We focus on performance-critical user and kernel space components that interface with the GPU hardware and firmware, including scheduling and memory management for Linux and Android OS.
You will help shape the driver to bring cutting edge technology to the automotive industry, potentially bringing benefits to innumerable drivers and passengers. Contributing to different areas of the code base and participating in all phases of software development, this is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your knowledge and make use of a diverse set of skills.
You will cooperate closely with engineers working on other driver modules, modelling, HW design, emulation, verification, etc. You will see all phases of a complex development program.
We have an excellent track record of building up expertise in people, so this is a great opportunity to learn something new and interesting in a friendly and collaborative environment. Join a multinational, dynamic and highly motivated software development group where you will enjoy the support of your colleagues while being challenged by interesting technical problems. Do you like producing high quality, high performance embedded SW? Then we would love to hear from you.
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 high quality, low overhead code for user and kernel space parts of the driver stack.
Maintaining the existing codebase: fixing bugs and other quality assurance activities.
Reviewing other people’s code.
Writing and maintaining documentation.
Recent achievements of the team include:
Complete redesign of the GPU HW interface to hit new degrees of performance in the most up-to-date content.
Support for upcoming version of Android with the latest Linux kernels.
Just-in-time memory allocation for Vulkan GPU jobs.
GPU scheduling algorithm optimizations.
Extend the intelligent power allocator (IPA) model to use hardware runtime metrics.
Update GPU MMU code to support large GPU pages.
About GPU Engineering
GPU Engineering produces media processing hardware and software products for mobile, embedded and automotive industries. Our Mali™ Graphics Processor is the #1 shipping GPU. Now we are entering into a new growth phase to provide new technologies and products for new and existing markets and are looking for talented people to join the team.
In GPU Engineering you will work with the world’s best companies, making world-leading products based on our IP alongside the best engineers in the world. We are a global team working across numerous sites and cultures. Your ideas will make a difference and you will have the opportunity to lead, challenge the status quo and ultimately change the world of media processing.
Skills & Experience required:
Expertise in C or C++ programming.
Deep understanding of computer architecture and embedded systems.
Good knowledge of the Linux kernel with experience developing device drivers.
Proficiency in solution design, problem solving and debugging skills.
Experience with standard GNU/Linux tool chain, shells, source versioning systems such as GIT, scripting languages and build systems.
Experience with bare-metal, bootloader, hypervisor or virtualization development.
Strong knowledge of the upstream development workflow, and an interest in keeping up-to-date with the latest developments.
Experience in the automotive industry.
Knowledge of any part of the graphics stack on any major operating system.
Arm is committed to global talent acquisition, offering an attractive relocation package.
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.
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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
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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.
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