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    Security Research Team Leader

    • 17643
    • Research & Development
    • Experienced Professionals
    • Research
    • Research
    • 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

    Arm has fuelled the smartphone revolution by creating clever compute power that fits in your pocket. Do you want to be part of the next revolution? We are looking for a leader to guide and inspire our Security Research team. Join Arm Research and work with us on the future generations of compute!

    Job description

    As the industry's leading supplier of microprocessor technology, Arm provides efficient, low-power chip intelligence making affordable, easy-to-use electronic innovations come to life. Arm engineers design and develop CPUs, graphics processors, complex system IP, supporting software development tools, and physical libraries, as well as the services, device management, and analytics that help orchestrate and realise value from devices.

    We have an opportunity for you to become our new Security Research Team Lead - we want to find someone with a mix of experience in technical leadership, people management, and security technology (whether in research, product development, or as an architect).

    From your base in Cambridge, UK, you will manage a team of researchers working across sites, focussed on security, correctness, trust, and privacy throughout the Arm ecosystem. Your work will include:

    • Planning, with the Lead Security Research Architect, the research directions and strategy for the group

    • Defining and delivering ambitious research projects in collaboration with your team

    • Evangelising security within Arm and influencing product development.

    • Promoting Arm’s security story with academic and industrial partners, as well as actively looking for future partnership opportunities.

    Become a part of Arm’s journey and experience first-hand how Arm crafts an ecosystem of more than one thousand partners that ship over 10 billion leading-edge Arm-powered processors each year.

    Job Requirements

    Essential Skills & Experience

    • Thought leadership. You understand the security landscape and have opinions on where the important problems lie and what the research priorities should be.

    • Security expertise. Experience implementing security mechanisms and architecture (hardware, firmware, software) for systems representative of the Arm ecosystem (mobile, IoT, edge/infrastructure, automotive etc)

    • Problem solving. You have experience applying security principles to complex, real-world systems, and prototyping and evaluating new security technologies.

    • Excellent communication skills. You are comfortable learning new, complex topics in detail and communicating them clearly to a variety of audiences.

    • Resilience. You are able to deal with the uncertainty that comes from working at the leading edge.

    • Team leadership. You are a passionate team builder that enjoys helping others grow.


    • Experience developing low-level systems code (Linux kernel, hypervisors, network stacks, etc), and contributing to large open source projects.

    • Experience running research projects and teams, as well as research collaborations

    • Direct experience or detailed knowledge of the following areas:

      • Threat models
      • Formal verification
      • Cryptography
      • Secure communication protocols
      • Side channels and their mitigations
      • Identity and attestation
      • Privacy
      • Security standards and regulations
      • Secure boot architecture
      • Isolation techniques
    • Strong Understanding of computer architecture

    Our Core Beliefs lie at the heart of Arm and represent the essence of our organization. When combined and working together, they articulate the uniqueness of Arm culture:

    Passion for Progress

    Innovation that enables our ecosystems, Arm and our people to thrive.

    • Work with pace and judgment. Adapt to circumstances.
    • Take risks in support of Arm's progress.
    • Be accountable for the decisions you make. Learn from failure.
    • Pursue innovation relentlessly.

    We, Not I

    Collaboration first, egos last.

    • Start with long-term value to customers and partners, and work back from there.
    • Collaborate, decide, commit, and bring people with you.
    • Make the most of all the skills and knowledge across Arm; share information with those who need it.
    • Care about the people around you.

    Be your Brilliant Self

    Skillful individuality, performance and fulfilment.

    • Be authentic.
    • Seek and embrace differences.
    • Encourage curiosity and challenge.
    • Give people trust and autonomy; show people they can trust you to do brilliant work in pursuit of Arm's goals.

    Arm has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    With offices around the world, Arm is a diverse organisation of dedicated, innovative and highly talented professionals. By enabling a vibrant, 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.


    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
    GB-CB1 9NJ
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