At Arm we believe in being your brilliant self. This means that we give our employees the support, encouragement, and flexibility to enjoy both their life at Arm and their home life. We offer great perks such as volunteering opportunities, flexible working, and leadership courses, meaning you can focus on what’s important to you. Arm knows that diversity is beneficial to the company, to teams, and to individuals, so we work hard to ensure a positive and inclusive environment for everyone. Why not see if Arm have a role for you?
For us, diversity and inclusion is key to architecting a progressive place to work – one that is inclusive by default. This is as much a part of Arm’s DNA as innovation, collaboration and partnership. We believe that true diversity cannot be achieved in a silo, it has to permeate everything and become part of a company’s culture. At Arm, we have a core belief of “Be Your Brilliant Self” – enabling us to better utilise the collective brilliance of our people.
For Arm, flexible working is about having an approach to life rather than an approach to work. We offer an innovative flex pot (sum of money) to invest in your wellbeing or development. Did you like pick & mix as a child? Well our flex pot is like the adult version. Like pick & mix, in life you never know what you’re going to get and so with our flex pot, we’ve allowed for everything life throws at you. We believe in continuous growth so with the Flex pot you can learn a new skill like a new language or even do a masters course in your favourite subject. You might also want to save some time for the fun stuff whether you want to be wild and adventurous with a skydiving course or keep your feet firmly on the ground with a cookery class. We save room for the really ‘adulty’ stuff like helping you to get on the housing ladder, childcare costs, school and university fees and even things such as supporting IVF or adoption costs.
Next we give you the flexibility to choose the right plans for you, whether you have just graduated or growing your family you can select from a range of health care, dental, childcare and pension benefits. Arm employees enjoy a wide variety of benefits, with slight variations from office to office – from cycle2work schemes to local wellbeing and fitness classes – we aim to make your Arm experience unique and feel right for you.
Happier people are usually more productive and so at Arm we need not only a work friendly policy, but a life friendly policy. Things in life happen, like needing to go to the doctors, picking up your kids from school or walking the dog. With life at Arm, our flexible working policy is that everyone should have/has the opportunity to work flexibly. This could be working from where you want, when you want. We will work with you to find something that suits your family life and works for Arm. We’ll give you the time, space and support to have an amazing career without compromising the rest of your life.
Reward. I know what you’re thinking, I learnt about this in school… Pavlov and hisdogs, the gold stars my favourite teachers used to give me. Well, that might be true but Reward at arm is about so much more than treats and stickers. Reward at Arm is about you. Our people come in many different shapes and sizes, from different backgrounds, different cultures and different places in life. Whether you are a student up to your ears in debt or a working mum whose child is starting school for the very first time. We appreciate that you are unique and so your benefits, well, they also need to be just as unique.
We also offer Annual Bonuses and Cash awards
Maternity and paternity leave
Great support for working parents including generous maternity benefits with full pay for those with the required length of service.
Holidays and sabbaticals
Creativity feeds on outside stimulation, not staring at the same four walls day in, day out. That’s why we offer a generous holiday allowance. We also Four week paid sabbatical every four years to do whatever you want, be it travel, spending time with family, research, or just some rest and relaxation.
At Arm, our benefits programs offer our people the opportunity to stay innovative and healthy, ensure the wellness of their families, and create a positive working environment.
Today we celebrate the influence of a world-renowned mathematician who is credited with being the world’s first computer programmer. Working with another early computer pioneer, Ada Lovelace created the first known algorithm and, as a result, made a significant contribution to the world of technology. ARM is a proud sponsor of Ada Lovelace Day and as part of the celebration, we’re featuring a few of the many women that help drive the engineering community at ARM.
Q: What’s your full name?
Q: What’s your Job Title?
Senior Research Engineer
Q: What have you been up to today?
Today, I liked that I learnt new things from my colleagues about bash scripting and git commands; simple joys of learning something new about the most mundane bits of one’s work. This happened while I was tackling some performance measurements while running High Performance Compute applications.
Q: How and when did you first get interested in a career in technology? Have you always worked in tech?
Can’t tell for sure but one course that got me seriously interested was “Computer Networks” during my Bachelors degree. I have always worked in the semi-conductor industry.
Q: What were your favourite subjects at school and why?
During my school days, I enjoyed Maths the most and then Science. Specifically I liked high-school level Linear Algebra and Geometry. During my engineering studies, my favourite was Engineering Drawing but I hated Thermodynamics so no way I would’ve made a good mechanical engineer!
Q: Who was your favourite teacher and why?
My favourite teacher in school was my maths teacher (Mrs. Bhende from St. Joseph’s, Pune) as she was extremely jovial besides being good at teaching.
Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy my role as a Researcher as we have the freedom to spend hours reading something new and there is room to create your own projects. Also, no strict deadlines means it’s fairly stress free! Above all I enjoy working with extremely knowledgeable and ambitious colleagues.
Q: ARM sponsors HackLab, who follows what they call the ‘Hacker Code’. Which one is the most important to you and why?
Stretch Your Brain – If something seems difficult, have a go at it before you admit defeat.
I have personally enjoyed moments where I have managed to reject fears of failure and try to just get on with difficult tasks. Therefore, I pick the Hacker Code “stretch your brain” – be amazed at how much can fit inside it!
Q: Women face many challenges in the technology industry but also bring many strengths. What do you think is the best part of being a woman in tech?
I believe in the concept of *personal* culture and it helps me feel great about being different. My personal culture (way of thinking, values, strengths) has been shaped by numerous different sources. Among them are my Indian upbringing, inherited-stuff-from- parents, stuff-taught-at-school, being a woman, studying Electrical Engineering, working in Research, being a dancer, living in different countries and working with super smart colleagues. Being a woman is just one of these. If asked what is the best part of being a woman in tech? I’d say I can only talk about the best part of being in tech.