Senior Security Research Engineer

ARM Holdings
15 Sep 2018
14 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Description

Job Description

Do you want to help Arm realise our vision of a more secure future? We are looking for an hands-on security researcher to join the Security group in Arm Research. You will join a team of security, verification and computer architecture researchers, to develop new security technologies for future Arm products. You will be responsible for advancing the state of the art, through technology research, hands-on prototyping and experimental investigations, influencing and specifying future technology with Arm’s product groups, and taking part in academic and customer engagements.

As a Security Research Engineer in the Security group you will be responsible for:

Supporting the development and evaluation of state of the art security technologies, and their application to Arm products.

Identifying promising new security technologies in the wider security community, through attending conferences, collaborating with academic and industrial partners, and applying your own research expertise.

Helping to strengthen security awareness and culture across the wider Arm Research team.
Job Requirements

What skills, experience, and qualifications do I need?
  • Bachelor or Master in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline.
  • Awareness of a broad range of security threats and attacks, and the approaches that can be used to defend against them.
  • Working understanding of the internals of computer systems, and in developing low-level systems code in C.
What additional skills are a desirable to have?
  • Research experience in a security-related area, such as IoT network security and containerisation.
  • Understanding of system software (Linux kernel, hypervisors, microkernels, network stacks etc) and system architecture concepts.
  • Familiarity with system security mechanisms and functionality such as: roots of trust, secure boot, remote attestation, and trusted execution environments as implemented by hardware, firmware, and software.
Desired behaviors for this role:

Arm is proud to have a set of behaviors that reflect our visionary culture and guide our decisions, defining how we work together to defy ordinary and craft extraordinarily. These behaviors are assessed during the recruitment process:

We Not I
  • Take daily responsibility to make the Global Arm community thrive
  • No individual is responsible for the right answer. Brilliance is collective
  • Information is crucial, share it
  • Realize 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 the pool of people you connect
  • 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 be responsible for your own progress
Be Your Brilliant Self
  • Be quirky not egocentric
  • Recognize the power in saying ‘I don’t know"
  • Make trust our default position
  • Hold strong opinions lightly
Opening Date: 13th Sept 2018
Closing Date: 13th Oct 2018
Location: Cambridge
Salary: Competitive


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
  • Group Personal Pension Plan with enhanced company contribution
  • Medical, Travel, Health & Life Insurances
  • Holiday, 25 days annual leave with option to buy an additional 5 days per year
  • Sabbatical, 20 paid days every four-year of service
  • Volunteering, One (1) paid working day each year (TeamARM)
  • Varies by location: cycle to work, free car parking, gym on site, 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

At our global HQ in Cambridge, England we house the majority of our engineering and our corporate groups that deliver our extraordinary success. As a world-renowned university town, Cambridge boasts both a beautiful countryside and a historical town center. Local activities include punting on the River Cam and the many museums that reside within Cambridge University.
Cambridge, UK - Global HQ
Arm Ltd.
110 Fulbourn Road
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