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Research Intern - Security & Large Scale Systems (SLSS) 2021

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Arm is the industry's leading supplier of microprocessor technology providing efficient, low-power chip intelligence making electronic innovations come to life. Through our partners, our designs power everything from coffee machines to the fastest supercomputer in the world. Do you want to work on technology that enriches the lives of over 70% of the world’s population? Our internship programme is now open for applications! We want to hear from curious and enthusiastic candidates interested in working with us on the future generations of compute.

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About Arm and Arm Research

Arm plays a key role in our increasingly connected world. Every year, more than 20 billion products featuring Arm technology are shipped. Our engineers design and develop CPUs, graphics processors, complex system technologies, supporting software development tools, and physical libraries.

At Arm Research, we develop new technology that can grow into new business opportunities. We keep Arm up to speed with recent technological developments by pursuing blue-sky research programmes, collaborating with academia, and integrating emerging technologies into the wider Arm ecosystem. Our research activities cover a wide range of fields from mobile and personal computing to server, cloud, and HPC computing. Our work and our researchers span a diverse range from circuits to theoretical computer science. We all share a passion for learning and creating.

About the software and large-scale systems group and our work

The Software and Large-Scale Systems Research works on distributed systems, edge computing, compute-in-memory, and computer-in-network among other subjects. We are interested in High Performance Computing, Computational Engineering, and High-Performance Data Analytics.

Through our work we try to address three main questions: How do we balance hardware diversity with the software ecosystem? How do we evolve ARM technology to be relevant at large-scale (scale-up as well as scale-out)? What is the necessary infrastructure for evaluating large scale systems (in the absence of hardware)?

Our research is currently focussed on two threads. One is developing IoT Gateway Reference Design and Proof of concept deployments around various edge use cases (Cities, Agriculture, Rural, Telco). The second one is exploring edge computing, networking, and data centre scale cluster solutions.


Our interns typically pursue Masters or PhD degrees in engineering and science, most commonly Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics, but we encourage applications from any field of study if you are motivated and feel your unique skills are relevant to what we do.

We will also consider your application if you are pursuing an undergraduate or bachelor's degree and have relevant project or work experience.

Skills and Experience

  • Programming experience in a compiled language such as C/C++ or Rust plus another common language such as Golang / Python
  • Experience with virtualisation technologies such as Linux containers, virtual machines and hypervisors
  • Understanding of the principles of programming distributed systems
  • Knowledge of low-level details of operating systems including networking, microkernel-based operating systems, and Function-as-a-Service solutions are a plus.

Our internships and how to apply

We invite you to apply for an internship if your research interests align with ours and are enthusiastic about the type of work we do. As an Arm Research intern, you will get a first-hand view of how Arm crafts its technology and maintains an ecosystem of more than one thousand partners that have shipped over 170 billion leading-edge Arm-powered processors. We will work closely with you to develop an internship project that is tailored to your interests. Our internships are three months long with flexible start dates. We offer continuous support, feedback, and development opportunities as well as flexibility to decide how to complete project tasks.

You will work alongside experienced researchers within a specific team and also the wider research group doing real project tasks. We believe in developing talent for the future, so we seek to offer many of our interns a graduate position once they have finished their studies.

Please provide a cover note with your application; include some information about what you are interested in and the kind of projects you would like to work on. If you have a clear idea about the work you want to do, include it in your letter. It is okay not to be 100% sure! Tell us about your studies and what you enjoy, and we will try to find the right fit for you.

Arm Research recognises that diverse and inclusive teams generate exceptional ideas and innovations critical to an outstanding research organisation's success. We do not discriminate because of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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