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2018 Software Intern - Media Processing Group (3 months)

Internship at ARM Ltd

2018 Software Intern - Media Processing Group (3 months)

Internship at ARM Ltd

  • LocationCambridge, UK
  • Position levelInternship
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 09 Aug, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
  • Visa iconVisa Sponsor
  • CompetitiveCompetitive

We are looking for highly motivated software enthusiasts to join one of ARM’s embedded software teams in the Media Processing Group. See for the coolness that we create.

What will I be accountable for?

ARM's Media Processing Group has various Embedded Software teams. Our work covers many disparate disciplines, but if you have an interest in writing software close to the multimedia hardware, then this is the role for you.
As an intern you will work alongside experienced engineers within one of the Mali driver development teams in the Media Processing Group. Interns will be given real project tasks and will be supported by experienced engineers.

Examples of project tasks are:

• adding software features or debug tooling to our drivers in areas such as OpenCL (and associated compiler), Machine Learning, EGL, Wayland, Vulkan, GLES, LLVM framework, SPIRV.

• performance analysis of media acceleration use-cases such as VR.

• projects can include kernel and user-space driver development, application and script writing (we try to identify projects that match an interns interests and existing skills).

• dependent on the project selected, the intern would join the team that proposed the project. This could be one of the teams responsible for the Mali GPU, Mali Display, Mali Video, or one of the teams that supports all these IPs.

Job Requirements: Essential

• Studying for a University degree in Computer Science or other relevant degree subject
• Competent coder including significant extra-curricular programming
• A passion for embedded computing that goes beyond your studies
• A creative and structured approach to problem-solving
• Knowledge of C and/or C++, and a basic understanding of the compilation process
• Comfortable communicating within a small team
• A desire for learning and self-improvement


• An appreciation of how and why version control software is useful
• Evidence of open source project interaction or contribution
• Knowledge or experience of some of:
o Operating system kernel or drivers
o Application development
o 3D or GPGPU APIs
o Android
o Linux
o Device drivers
• An appreciation of some of the ways in which computer architectures differ
• Knowledge of other languages, such as shell, Perl, Python, Java, or any assembly

What are the desired behaviours for this role?

ARM is proud to have a set of behaviours that differentiate our talent in the marketplace. These are embedded in all our roles and applicants are encouraged to evidence their attitudes/behaviours as part of the application process:

  • Operates effectively and openly in teams and shares both knowledge and success with others
  • Builds strong and lasting relationships based on mutual trust
  • Actively seeks out and encourages alternative viewpoints and ideas
  • Applies critical thinking to select the best way forward
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude in gaining insight from team experiences and is receptive to feedback
  • Is passionate about the success of others and actively provides support for their development
  • Listens and explores alternative perspectives before carefully shaping work that will deliver impactful results
  • Persuades rather than pushes when influencing colleagues
  • Acts with a thoughtful sense of urgency
  • Demonstrates a helpful, can-do attitude
  • Thinks and acts in the best interests of our customers and partners
  • Strives to achieve win-win outcomes for ARM and our customers

We are currently only able to support applications from candidates who are already eligible to work and live in the UK. This might also include individuals who are currently under the Tier 4 study visa scheme. Therefore, you will automatically be deselected if this requirement isn’t met.

What does ARM’s recruitment process involve for Early Careers? ARM hires early careers talent on a rolling basis and we have a limited number of roles available. We therefore encourage you to apply as soon as possible to ensure you have the best chance of being considered. If your initial application is successful, you will be invited to take part in a digital/ telephone interview. If this interview goes well, we'll invite you to a selection day/ onsite interview. We'll be holding selection days every month where successful candidates will have the opportunity to learn more about ARM and meet our teams in person.


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

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