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    Open Source Tools Engineer

    • 16584
    • Software Engineering
    • Experienced Professionals
    • Development Solutions
    • Development Solutions - Compilers
    • UK
    • Cambridge
    • 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

    Do you want to help to develop the compilers and tools that build the code in the world’s embedded devices? Arm is looking for highly skilled and motivated software engineers with broad experience and an interest in compilers or toolchains. You will join our established team working on our commercial and open-source toolchains for Arm devices. We work closely with our partners, who rely on our tools to support their future successes across many markets, including servers, networking, storage, automotive, embedded and medical.


    You will collaborate with your team and colleagues across the company, and your work will cover various aspects of our tools, including compilers, linkers and libraries. We contribute many changes back to the open-source LLVM project. The work will include improvements to the toolchain features including optimization for performance or code size, ongoing maintenance of the toolchain, and enabling customers in new application areas to use Arm technology to its full potential.

    Job Requirements


    Are you looking for interesting software development opportunities? We would like to hear from you.


    Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities

    • Develop high-quality, reliable toolchain improvements for Arm’s partners.
    • Work with other groups in Arm to expand support of the Arm architecture & Arm IP.
    • Contribute to open-source tools including GDB, GCC, Binutils, Glibc and related projects.


    Job Requirements

    Essential Skills

    • Excellent programming skills in C/C++.
    • Experience of developing, testing, delivering, and maintaining production-quality software, in a commercial environment.
    • Dedicated and flexible, you are someone who is technically versatile, and can learn new skills that you can apply across multiple types of work.



    Desirable Skills

    • Understanding of the purpose and structure of compilers, assemblers and linkers.
    • Experience of contributing to an open-source project and working with an open-source community.
    • Knowledge of scripting languages, for example Python.
    • Experience of development in a Linux environment.
    • Experience of handling direct technical contact with customers.


    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 is responsible for the right answer. Brilliance is collective
    • Information is critical, share it
    • Realize 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 the pool of people you connect
    • 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 be responsible for your own progress

     Be Your Brilliant Self 

    • Be quirky not egocentric
    • Recognize the power in saying ‘I don’t know
    • Make trust our default position
    • Hold strong opinions lightly

    Please note we may be recruiting for multiple vacancies at this location.



    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
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