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Principal Engineer

Job ID 2023-10036 Date posted Jul. 11, 2024 Location Austin, Texas Category Hardware Engineering Apply

Job Overview:

Are you ready for a new and exciting challenge? If you are a self-motivated and expert micro-architecture and logic design candidate looking to make a difference in an innovative and inclusive team, you’ve come to the right place!

You will join the System IP Bridges RTL design team responsible for the development of several innovative and powerful AMBA bridge IPs for the Infrastructure line of business. This candidate should have a detailed understanding across all design aspects to deliver successful IP with optimal PPA. This includes low-power design techniques and the awareness of the impact of design decisions on system performance. In addition, the candidate would fully apply engineering resourcefulness and soft skills to produce designs that are delivered timely and with the highest quality. 


  • Involvement in micro-architecture and logic implementation using SystemVerilog RTL coding
  • The planning, tracking, and coordinating of individual tasks to meet high quality goals at the planned milestone
  • Working closely with design and verification teams to share the responsibility of delivering high qualify hardware designs, including debugging functional or performance issues using simulation and debug tools
  • Collaborating with other involved teams including software and 3rd party
  • Improving design methodology across the System IP group and wider Arm design community
  • Providing direction and mentoring to other junior members of the team

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Micro-architecture experience in fabric, interconnect, and bridge design
  • Knowledge of high-speed interfaces such as AMBA CHI and/or AXI, and of topics including transaction ordering, virtualization, MMUs, cache coherence, and host bridge functions
  • History of high quality, low power, powerful sophisticated micro-architecture and RTL implementations in reasonable timescales
  • Experience with scripting languages like Perl, Ruby, etc, and competence with Unix/Linux, shells, and Makefiles
  • Minimum Bachelors or Master’s degree in Computer Engineering/Electrical Engineering

"Nice to Have" Skills & Experience:

  • Strong communication, collaboration, and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with PCI Express (PCIe), Ethernet, DDR is a plus
  • Experience with synthesis, static timing, and DFT as well as experience with physical design and verification methods

In Return:

At Arm, we are proud to have a set of behaviors that reflect our 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:

  • Partner and customer focus
  • Collaboration and communication
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Team and personal development
  • Impact and influence
  • Deliver on your promises


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Hybrid Working at Arm

Arm’s approach to hybrid working is designed to create a working environment that supports both high performance and personal wellbeing. We believe in bringing people together face to face to enable us to work at pace, whilst recognizing the value of flexibility. Within that framework, we empower groups/teams to determine their own hybrid working patterns, depending on the work and the team’s needs. Details of what this means for each role will be shared upon application. In some cases, the flexibility we can offer is limited by local legal, regulatory, tax, or other considerations, and where this is the case, we will collaborate with you to find the best solution. Please talk to us to find out more about what this could look like for you.

Equal Opportunities at Arm

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 race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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