Senior Machine Learning Research Scientist



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Job Description

About the role

The Arm Research machine learning research group in Boston collaborates with product teams to deliver industry leading hardware and software solutions to Arm’s partners. The Boston team also work closely with leading academic machine learning research groups in the Boston area to ensure that the latest developments inform new and existing Arm products, from IoT and mobile devices through to automotive and enterprise systems.

We are looking to add exceptional researchers to the Boston Machine Learning research group. You will have the opportunity to influence real products through leading-edge research. They will also be afforded the freedom to develop new skills, collaborate with academic partners and publish their research.

What will I be accountable for?

Arm Research plays a central role in identifying gaps in current technologies and in conducting world-leading research to fill those gaps. Collaborating closely with product development teams and a large network of external researchers in both industry and academia, and the ability to shape the industry at the early stages of development. You can become a part of a diverse set of skills distributed across the globe, our researchers drive leading-edge innovation in a broad range of areas.

You will join a team whose architecture and systems research activities cover a range of disciplines including mobile and laptop personal computing platforms and applications; server, cloud, and HPC computing; emerging memory technologies; interconnects; design and analysis of security protocols; safe and fault tolerant systems; exploiting parallelism with vector, SIMD, throughput, and multicore architecture; machine learning and computer vision; robotics; and data analytics.

You will specifically be responsible for the following:

  • Identifying key machine learning technologies, and resolving how they’ll impact Arm products and partners
  • Developing and adapting machine learning algorithms for energy constrained mobile and wearable devices
  • Collaborating with Arm product teams to influence new hardware and software IP
  • Advancing the state of the art in areas: natural language processing, computer vision, sensor fusion, object tracking, and motion planning
  • Prototyping hardware and software solutions
  • Attending conferences and collaborating with academic partners
  • Reporting and presenting experimental results and research to internal and external organizations
If you have an established track record in one or more of these areas and have proven skills of innovative research with the ability to develop creative research agendas and execute projects successfully, you could be an exceptional fit to join our team.

Job Requirements

What skills, experience, and qualifications do I need?

  • Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Engineering with a focus on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Statistics or a related discipline
  • At least 2 years experience in Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Proven research experience in industry or academia
  • Strong understanding of the mathematical foundations of Machine Learning algorithms
  • Strong programming skills (C/C++, Python, and machine learning frameworks)
  • Experience in software optimization on CPU/GPU and parallel computing experience (OpenCL/CUDA)
  • Some familiarity with computer architecture and hardware design is desirable
What are the desired behaviors for this role?
At ARM, we are proud to have a set of behaviors that reflect our rare culture and guide our decisions, defining how we work together to defy ordinary and shape extraordinary. These behaviors are assessed as part of the recruitment process:
  • Delivery of results – You demonstrate a can-do attitude and you work towards overcome obstacles, acting with a sense of urgency because you’re passionate about what you do.Partner / customer focus – Your tendency to put your partners and customers first in all that you do by understanding their needs and striving to achieve win-win solutions.
  • Creativity / innovation – Possessing curiosity and a passion for driving continuous improvement through spotting opportunities and seeking the views of others.
  • Collaboration / communication – Your ability to forge lasting relationships which are built upon mutual trust, open communication and sharing of information and success.
  • Personal impact / influence – You listen to different perspectives, evaluate, persuade and carefully craft your work to deliver truly impactful results.
  • Team / personal development – You take time to drive your own development, while also encouraging team members and partners to do the same


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 Awards
  • 401(k), 100% matching on first 6% eligible earnings
  • Medical, Dental & Vision, 100% coverage for employee only, shared cost for dependents
  • Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)
  • Short Term (STD) and Long Term (LTD) Disability Insurance
  • Vacation, 20 days per year with option to buy 5 more.
  • Holidays, 13 days per year
  • Sabbatical, 20 paid days every four-years of service
  • Sick Leave, 7 days per year
  • Volunteering, four hours per month (TeamARM)
  • Office location dependent: café on site, fitness facilities, team and social events
  • Additional benefits include: Flexible Spending Accounts for health and dependent care, EAP, Health Advocate, Business Travel Accident Program & Commuter programs.

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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

The Arm Boston office houses the cycle model team, multiple engineering groups along with sales and marketing personnel. Considered a cradle of the American Revolution, this historic seaport city is a city with a rabid sports scene, including the Boston Red Sox, winners of the 2013 World Series. It is also home to numerous prestigious institution of higher learning including Harvard and MIT.

Boston, MA USA
Arm Inc.
100 5th Avenue, Suite 5010
Waltham, MA 02451

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