Senior Software Engineer – Developer Environment Tooling – Part Time – Cambridge


Job Overview

In the Developer Platforms group at Arm, our mission is to make software development on the Arm architecture simple and intuitive. We are growing our IDE team and are looking for a passionate software engineer to help us create frictionless developer experiences.


Our team tackles a diverse set of developer challenges, delivering tools that support toolchain setup and configuration, intellisense, debug and analysis, and device virtualisation.


This is a unique opportunity to work on many different technologies in a group delivering tools across multiple platforms including desktop and browser.


The ideal candidate for this role will have engineering experience across different technologies and have a passion to build developer tools in the Arm ecosystem.


You will join an experienced team working with cutting edge technologies in an agile environment which requires proactivity, dynamic approaches to problem solving and creative thinking.

Work as part of a diverse team to design, deliver and support the tools and experiences required to support development on Arm processors

Demonstrate quality through unit testing and continuous integration

Work alongside peers and junior team members to tackle technical problems, mentoring as necessary

Form effective relationships with other engineers, product managers and UX specialists to enable collaboration and best understand and empower our users.

Engage with our agile planning and development processes to help shape delivery of our products

Required Skills and Experience

We are seeking an experienced engineer with the following skills:

Experience working with IDE extensions and plugins for environments such as Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Theia, Eclipse, (Neo)Vim or JetBrains

Familiarity with the basics of modern, effective software development: source control, automated testing, object-oriented or functional paradigms and the Agile methodology.

A “get things done” attitude to shipping high-quality, robust software which is maintainable and responsive to evolving requirements.

A passion to push forward the state of the art in developer tooling by embracing new technologies and continuous innovation

“Nice to Have” Skills and Experience:

Any experience with the technologies listed below is beneficial, however, a desire to learn is far more valuable than experience in any tool, and we actively support ongoing training.

TypeScript (browser, server, and client) – Node.js, Electron, React, Visual Studio Code extensions

Machine learning and generative AI

Language Server Protocol (LSP) and Debug Adapter Protocol (DAP)

Development for IoT devices, Cortex-A or Cortex-M Arm hardware

C/C++ – debuggers and USB protocols (especially pertaining to embedded devices)

Continuous integration workflows including build systems, testing and deployment

Source control systems and continuous integration & delivery, especially GitHub

Experience with Agile & UX design principles and processes

Please provide a covering letter on application.

In return:

Arm is a global, diverse organisation of dedicated, innovative, and highly capable people. We believe great ideas come from a vibrant and inclusive workplace where everyone can grow, succeed, and share their outstanding contributions!


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate in any way against any employee or applicant for employment.




Job Type: Part Time


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