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Graduate Systems Architecture Engineer

Hardware/Software/Computer Science/Electronic.

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Start Your Career at Arm

Got a love for coding? Hardware design? IT project management? We're with you. Whatever you want to do, do it at the highest level. Arm is the driving force behind 70% of technology used by the world’s population – from your smartphone to VR headsets to the world’s fastest supercomputer. You'll master your craft while working with the biggest names in tech.

"You're surrounded by the best minds"

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At the same time, your training and development will be second to none. We put our trust in you to work on big, global projects because you'll have our world-class mentors on your side, giving you just the right combination of freedom and support. And you'll also have your own development roadmap which you can pair with your choice workshops to take the skills you want to expert levels.

Role Overview

Arm’s technology is used by billions of people every day. Arm is the industry's leading supplier of microprocessor technology providing efficient, low-power chip intelligence making electronic innovations come to life. Our engineers design and develop CPUs, graphics processors, complex system technologies, and supporting software development tools.

The Systems Architecture and Technology Group is responsible for exploring, developing, and driving the direction of Arm’s products in the next 3-5 years.

We work at the boundary of software and hardware to prepare the future evolutions of the Arm Architecture. As part of this group, you will play an essential role in understanding industry trends and developing the next generation of computing devices for the markets that we participate in, including mobile, virtual and augmented reality, server, networking, high performance computing, IoT/embedded, and autonomous cars. This touches all aspects of computing including artificial intelligence and machine learning, security, energy efficient performance, and decentralisation of systems.

As a member of a small and versatile team, you will work closely with experts across all technology groups at Arm, with our partners, and with industry consortiums. You will be responsible for understanding and advancing the next generation of computing systems. Activities include developing prototypes and models of these systems, analyzing their performance, developing tools, and participating in open-source projects.

From your first day, you will be working on real projects with impact across the company, and the wider community that relies on our products.


This role can be based either in Arm's design center in Sophia Antipolis, France, or in Cambridge, UK at Arm's headquarters.

Arm’s Sophia Antipolis design centre is located in one of the most appealing parts of France, the French Riviera, at the heart of Europe’s largest and most dynamic technology park. Surrounded by mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, this outstanding design centre has delivered leading products from Arm’s CortexTM processor portfolio.

The city of Cambridge has a long history of scientific understanding and technological breakthroughs. Arm's recently refurbished and expanded campus is home to a number of CPU development teams, and also GPU, System-IP, Arm Architecture and tools and software engineers.

Job requirements

What skills and qualifications do I need as a Graduate Systems Architecture Engineer?

Architecture defines the contract between hardware and software. As a successful Graduate Systems Architecture Engineer, you must have a strong interest in both hardware and software, and a good awareness of the interaction between the two. You will have a desire to extend both the depth and breadth of your expertise.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • A postgraduate degree, ideally in Computer Science or Electronic Engineering. Other academic backgrounds will be considered with relevant experience.
  • A good understanding of computer architecture concepts and trends.
  • Strong C or C++ programming skills.
  • You demonstrate enthusiasm, drive, and diligence.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with both expert and non-expert audiences.

“Nice to have” Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to understand complex systems and algorithms.
  • Experience in vector processing and parallel programming.
  • Assembly language programming, ideally in Arm assembler.
  • Proficiency in a high-level shell or scripting language such as Python.
  • Personal projects and/or contributions to open-source projects.
  • Working at the interface between software and hardware. For example, device driver, operating system, or compiler development.

In Return

We have a friendly and high-performance working environment, where Arm offers a competitive benefits package in France, including: private medical insurance (employee and family), 25 days annual leave, 20-day sabbatical every four years, supplementary pension and reduction in working hours (11 days).

Revolutionary Rewards

Learning and Development

We encourage our people to upskill as much as they want with a comprehensive learning and development package which includes technical development, mentoring, internal and external conferences, tech talks, and donut sessions. Whether you want to learn a new programming language, upskill your excel skills or read the latest articles on Microprocessor reporting we are with you to Spark the worlds potential.


We'll always encourage you to take plenty of annual leave, so you stay fresh and inspired. But you know what really does it? When we encourage you to take an extended, paid 4 weeks' sabbatical after 4 years of service.

Progressive Leave

You're a human being, not a resource. And so it's important to us that we're there for you at significant points in your life. That's why we offer flexible progressive leave. Whether you're having kids, acting as a primary care giver or have lost a loved one, you'll be able to put your family first without worrying about your career.


We create a safe space for you to look after your mental and physical health, with support ranging from medical insurance to the workplace mental health platform Unmind. Alongside a growing number of onsite gyms, yoga, cycling and running clubs. All of which comes with a flexible working policy to ensure you can live life and be your brilliant self.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • France and Cambridge
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Electronic
  • Hardware
  • IT Architecture
  • Software

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