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Job Description

We are looking for a highly skilled, technically capable principal software engineer to join the leadership team of Arm Forge at Warwick. You will be passionate about making a difference through building great products and enabling a team to achieve their best.

As an experienced developer, you’ll have a methodical approach to debugging and performance analysis and understand how developers will use our tools to achieve their objectives. You’ll bring a keen eye for how best to present information to users and understand developers and their needs, along with the ability to grasp complex system and application architectures, you’ll use those qualities to help the team define and execute the right strategies.

In this role, you'll have the opportunity to drive product development to address the needs of today’s users and provide ideas and insight that helps us to build better products for the future.

Arm Forge is used by developers to increase software performance or fix software bugs from single Linux servers right up to the largest supercomputer on the planet.  Our tools span a wide range of use cases; from C/C++/Python developers writing multithreaded server applications or ML and data analysis applications, to C/C++/Fortran/Python HPC developers scaling to millions of cores. 

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Main Duties

  • Application life-cycle development of Arm Forge – ownership, specification, design
  • Drive quality and continual improvement into the visible product experience.
  • Running high level release schedules, including; Partner Projects, Product features
  • Constructing and seeking agreement on technical plans for future debugging and profiling activities
  • Working with other areas of Arm around product direction e.g. AI and ML

The technical architect understands the marketing requirements and working closely with Product Management, breaks them down into well-specified product requirements and will provide recommendations to identify a set of product requirements for each release. Responsibility then carries on for explaining the stories and setting the sprint goals for the engineering team. The technical architect will keep the big picture in mind when carrying out this work including; delivery dates and customer commitments.

Job Requirements


Educated to degree level or have similar relevant experience.

Keys Skills and Experience

You will have gained industry experience with similar tools in a software environment and will be responsible for the detailed engineering roadmap. Working closely with Product Management and Engineering Technical Leads you will endeavour to deliver the correct features for each release.

In priority order, experience with and highly competent at:

  • Previous role as technical architect, product owner or similar
  • Technical leadership of the product and team
  • At least fifteen years commercial experience in a C/C++/Fortran software environment
  • Strong knowledge of Linux/Unix and system software e.g. kernel
  • The ability to handle conflicting priorities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated approach to project work

Desirable Skills and Experience

The following is a selection of skills that shall likely be developed during this role. You do not need any of these to apply or succeed in your application.

In priority order, experience with and competent at:

  • Excellent knowledge of Agile development frameworks such as Scrum
  • Knowledge of operating system, compiler and debugger internals – for example experience of developing or contributing to GDB or similar open source projects
  • High performance computing applications, libraries or parallel programming

This position is for our office on the outskirts of the beautiful medieval town of Warwick, where you will be steps away from the Warwickshire countryside and a vibrant night life in nearby Leamington Spa. You will be expected to travel to events, other Arm offices and occasionally meet with our partners.

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