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    2019 Intern Embedded Software Engineer (3, 6 or 12 months)

    • 14399
    • Software Engineering
    • Interns/Students
    • UK
    • Cambridge


    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 to hire enthusiastic university students with a passion for embedded software development or Open Source software and a willingness to learn, to work in various groups and departments across the company in one of the following areas: 

    • Software design and implementation of features for our reference Mali Graphics and Display processors (enabling our next generation Mali mobile IPs for APIs such as GLES, Vulkan, OpenCL, EGL) on Android
    • Compiler development using LLVM for GPGPU kernels
    • Development of tools for performance analysis and diagnostics of our multimedia graphics processors
    • Software design and implementation of reference secure firmware for Arm processors – for example working on the software to enable our state-of-art 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 passionate about: 

    • Pursuing 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 (CPU or GPU)   
    • How to scale a solution for a single developer into an automated real-time regression farm 

    Then this is a phenomenal opportunity for you! 

    What will I be accountable for? 

    As a Intern, you will be placed in a development team at Arm’s offices in Cambridge, UK where you will have a dedicated mentor, and be able to get to grips with the problems ranging across many software areas. You will work across all aspects of the software lifecycle whilst being supported by and learning from the rest of the team.

    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 pursue are ones that are yet unknown to the general community.

    Job Requirements

    Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s program, on track to earn a degree in computer science, or a related field

    Essential Skills & Qualities 

    • A real passion for embedded computing that goes beyond your studies
    • A creative and structured approach to problem-solving
    • Good knowledge of low level C or C++   
    • A strong will and eagerness for learning and self-improvement 

    Desirable Skills and Qualities 

    The following skills are not essential for this role, but if you have an interest in any of the following areas it would improve your application: 

    • 3D or GPGPU APIs
    • 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 for some of the ways in which computer architectures differ
    • Familiarity with 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 debugger 

    Please note multiple positions are available for this vacancy.

    Please indicate if you’re looking for an internship longer than 3 months

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


    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

    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
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