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    Senior Software QA Engineer

    • 18616
    • Software Engineering
    • Experienced Professionals
    • Hardware Engineering
    • Hardware Engineering People
    • France
    • Sophia Antipolis


    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

    The Productivity Engineering Group provides methodology, workflows and applications to all engineering product groups across ARM. Our remit is to drive and co-ordinate verification methodologies and platforms that can be used across all product groups to drive improvements in deterministic delivery and quality.

    About the team

    You will be working in our Sophia office, based in the South of France within a very dynamic team that develops, deploys and maintains Python flows for Engineering groups located across Europe, US and India. The team is very collaborative, dynamic and friendly. The unnecessary pressure is kept away from the technical staff by proactive line and program managers. Constant commitment to mid-term priority is feedback to the team, while the short-term priority decisions are made by the developers. We work within an Agile/Scrum approach, and regularly challenge our processes to avoid frustration and raise overall efficiency.

    The wide use of our tool within Arm makes it a great vector to interact with many hardworking teams and individuals. The variety of cultures, the depth of knowledge and the gently distilled British phlegm makes Arm a working place that may accommodate all your professional endeavours, and maybe more! Given the span of the team and partners locations, you will have the opportunity to travel to other sites during your work.

    About the role

    We are looking for a multi-skilled software QA engineer to define, build and run the quality assurance processes around one of the major tools used by the global Arm verification engineering community. We believe this assignment goes far beyond the classic test/CI/CD approach for software quality assurance as multilateral collaborations must be engaged at the same time as diving in deep technical development and tedious debug scenarios. Finally, we expect the overall presentation of the quality assessments made to be outstanding!

    Working in close collaboration with the developers of the tool, you will further interact with a broad range of parties, from the verification engineers (internal end-users) to EDA tool application engineers (external third party), as well as teams and individuals in charge of Arm’s computing infrastructures. We also wish you participate to other QA efforts in the company and team-up where possible. Willing to communicate, understand and collaborate with others is key to this role.

    Besides, you will need engineering-grade technical abilities and loving the long hours debugging very low level, intricate and/or sporadic failures. You are willing to solve issues and reverse engineer systems coded in any language and of various maturities. You should be ready to specify and implement strict processes and elegant software libraries, as well as propose tactic fixes when appropriate. We believe the passion of these technologies is a source of motivation on the long run. Your proposals for upgrading any of the processes we work on will be encouraged, considered and challenged seriously!

    Job Requirements

    What will you be accountable for?

    Create an infrastructure that:

    1. Manage the qualification of functionality and performance of the tool prior to release
    2. Manage the qualification of functionality and performance of a new version of underlying EDA tools
    • Run either on internal Cluster as well as Cloud
    • Collect the results and present them in dashboards for different communities: Developers, partners, management
    • Communicate with partners to collect and maintain use cases test suite
    • Communicate with FAEs to get some new Testcases based on bugs as well
    • Communicate with developers to feedback partner use mode, prioritise bugs and define development targets
    • Communicate with EDA tools vendors to track bugs, improvements or any performance degradation
    • Communicate results regularly to management and partners, so they can use new tool version with high confidence

    Essential Attributes

    • Well versed in Industry best patterns and practices around automated QA testing
    • Ability to be client-facing and harmonize with partners in order to explain technical aspects
    • Experience testing API driven applications and how to validate requests and authentication
    • Experience with Agile software engineering practices, particularly.
    • Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Automated Testing.
    • Proficient with continuous integration tools, such as Jenkins
    • A good understanding of databases (MySQL, NoSQL, ElasticSearch)
    • Used to work under Git/Gerrit or similar
    • Experience in working with a Bug Tracking system
    • Strong scripting skills (Python mainly, UNIX shell scripting) – being able to develop scripting to support new flows
    • Experience with BDD and Testing tools.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Must be a great teammate with strong social skills 

    Desirable Attributes

    • Exposure to the complete software development process including the use of configuration management
    • Experience of collaborating with external tool vendors
    • Knowledge of numeric HW design industry is definitely a plus

    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.

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


    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
    • Supplementary pension
    • Private Medical Insurance (employee & family)
    • Life Insurance
    • Holiday, 25 days annual leave
    • Sabbatical, 20 paid business days every four-years of service
    • Volunteering, One (1) paid working day each year (TeamARM)
    • Others, free car parking, luncheon vouchers & Public Transport Pass reduction, 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

    The staff at the Arm Sophia Antipolis design center is mostly focused on CPU design. Sophia Antipolis is a technology park that’s surrounded by a large national park, with wild boar that live within the city and can be seen strolling through the tech park. It’s conveniently located a quick 30 minute drive southwest of Nice, 45 minutes to Monaco, and only 20 minutes to Cannes.

    Sophia Antipolis, France
    Arm France SAS
    25 Allée Pierre Ziller
    Le Paros
    BP 70124
    F-06903 Sophia Antipolis Cedex

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