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Hardware at Arm
You know us. With 125 Arm-powered products shipped every second, we'll be in a over a trillion smart devices by 2035. Your smartphone, award-winning VR gaming, the world's fastest supercomputer – our engineers are designing the advanced core processors leading the race towards a connected, autonomous, hyper-performance future.
So, we promise you endless opportunities to experiment and go even further in hardware. From advanced core implementation to full custom physical IPs, here you'll have our backing to push limits in vital areas such as memory, IO and logic.
Learning and Development
We encourage our people to upskill as much as they want with a comprehensive learning and development package which includes technical development, mentoring, internal and external conferences, tech talks, and donut sessions. Whether you want to learn a new programming language, upskill your excel skills or read the latest articles on Microprocessor reporting we are with you to Spark the worlds potential.
We'll always encourage you to take plenty of annual leave, so you stay fresh and inspired. But you know what really does it? When we encourage you to take an extended, paid 4 weeks' sabbatical after 4 years of service.
You're a human being, not a resource. And so it's important to us that we're there for you at significant points in your life. That's why we offer flexible progressive leave. Whether you're having kids, acting as a primary care giver or have lost a loved one, you'll be able to put your family first without worrying about your career.
We create a safe space for you to look after your mental and physical health, with support ranging from medical insurance to the workplace mental health platform Unmind. Alongside a growing number of onsite gyms, yoga, cycling and running clubs. All of which comes with a flexible working policy to ensure you can live life and be your brilliant self.
ARM’s hardware is at the heart of the computing and connectivity revolution that continues to transform the way people live and businesses operate. Working as a team and engaging with the world’s most famous technology companies, we are driving innovation into all areas that compute is possible to help us build better solutions for the billions of people using our technology worldwide.
With our cutting-edge processor designs providing the intelligence in billions of silicon chips to date our engineers are surrounded by groundbreaking products they have helped to create. As we continue to grow we need the best engineers to join a team building on decades of industry leading experience.
You will be based at ARM's Headquarters in Cambridge, UK.
Design engineers in the CPU Group are responsible for driving the exciting work of innovation and development of the next-generation of microprocessors. They are required to have in-depth understanding across all the elements that contribute to the products’ successful delivery, including low-power design techniques, awareness of the impact of design decisions on system performance, ability to produce designs that are area efficient, and the verification techniques that are employed to ensure high-quality robust designs.
We are looking for dedicated, expert engineers who are capable of owning parts of CPU micro-architecture, contributing to all phases of the design flow. This includes:
- The definition and implementation of hardware designs
- Technically supporting other specialists
- Writing and reviewing design and verification documentation
- Planning and tracking design tasks to meet the targets at the planned time
Essential Skills and Experience:
- Hands-on experience using System Verilog, Verilog or VHDL HDL for design
- Experience in synthesisable design that achieve area, frequency and power targets
- Ability to make judgements on functionality, performance, and physical implementation trade-offs
- Experience of producing specifications and documentation describing complex designs
- Ability to contribute to and own all stages of a project from start to completion: concept, specification, implementation and testing, support
- Understanding of the fundamentals of computer architecture
- Practical experience of working on microprocessor designs
- Working knowledge of SystemVerilog Assertions (SVA)
- Knowledge of scripting eg Python, Perl or unix shell scripting
- Knowledge of assembly language (preferably ARM), C/C++ and/or hardware verification languages e.g. SystemVerilog
- Technical reviewing of others’ work
ARM is committed to global talent acquisition. With offices around the world, Arm is a diverse organisation of dedicated, creative, and highly hardworking engineers. By enabling a dynamic, inclusive, meritocratic, and open workplace, where all our people can grow and succeed, we encourage our people to share their outstanding contributions to Arm's success in the global marketplace.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, value diversity at our company, and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Arm is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and colleagues. We are a diverse organization of dedicated and innovative individuals, and don’t discriminate on the basis of any characteristic.
Life at Arm
Life in the office doesn't get any better. Especially when those offices are as sleek as ours. And the people are as creative and intuitive. Combine that with our popular ‘we, not I' mindset and you enjoy the kind of teamwork and togetherness rarely found elsewhere. We share so much in common, not least the same passion for progress, but we also welcome each other's diversity. Because, ultimately, we love to inspire and be inspired every day.
Everything Made Possible
Just how far do the possibilities of Arm's tech stretch? AI, Machine Learning, IoT… billions of people use our technology every day, spanning countless nations, industries and applications. Most people run their lives on Arm technology. So, you see: you really do know us.