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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
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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.
Engineering at Arm
You know us. With 125 Arm-powered products shipped every second, we'll be in 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!
Job Description: Introduction
Would you like to help us continue deploying billions of successful devices around the world, many of them enabling safety critical environments such as automotive or robotics?
We are looking for outstanding engineers with different experience levels to be part of our STL (Software Test Library) development team within our CPU group in Bengaluru, India. As part of your responsibilities, you will develop safety-critical software (often written in assembly and C) tightly coupled with the internals of CPU design.
This software executes opportunistically when the hardware is not fully utilized and performs continuous in-depth hardware diagnostics while the system is in operation. It identifies and notifies about functional misbehaviors derived from permanent faults triggered by natural hardware wear-out, or other uncontrollable factors before they may translate into catastrophic system failures with undesirable and even dangerous consequences.
If you are passionate about understanding the interaction between hardware and software, can program on assembly and embedded C this could be your great opportunity!
We work on a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment that will motivate you to further improve your skills and also contribute and get deep knowledge on Arm CPU designs and development processes.
STL is a fundamental piece of the development strategy for sectors with strong safety requirements like automotive, health or robotics. Working with us, you are going to deeply influence and interact on the development of successful solutions for these sectors in conjunction with our multidisciplinary team.
As design engineer on STLs you will join our team and share the following responsibilities:
- STL design specifications, verification plan and the safety documents as per ISO26262 and IEC61508 in collaboration with the team.
- Help building diagnostic software to target CPU sub-units like ALU, pre-fetchers, branch predictors, cache controllers, memory systems, etc.
- Explore hardware design features that will improve STL efficiency on ongoing and future CPU developments. You will also interact with the rest of the designers to implement them with minimum impact on area, performance and power.
- Ensure STLs meet the specifications and work accurately on different CPU configurations.
- Contribute on the generation of the safety analysis of the STLs.
Education & Qualifications
You should ideally have a good university degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or Electronic Engineering. Other science degrees would be considered with meaningful working experience.
Required Skills & Experience:
- Creative open-minded attitude with strong motivation to resolve challenging technical problems.
- Excellent team working skills and ability to understand and communicate technical concepts.
- Willingness to explore, learn, improve and to go above and beyond.
- Understanding of the fundamentals of computer architecture and micro-architecture.
- Familiar with C language and assembly language preferably Arm ISA
- Good working knowledge of scripting languages like python.
'Nice To Have' Skills & Experience:
- Previous experience developing Software Built-In Self-Test is valued.
- Familiarity with RTL design and verification using HDL languages like Verilog, SystemVerilog or VHDL.
- Exposure to debugging netlist/gate level simulation.
- General understanding of OS (e.g. ThreadX, RTX,Linux).
- Exposure to MISRA-C 2012 standard.
- Experience in fault injections tools and methodologies (e.g Z01X )
- Exposure to ISO26262 and/or IEC61508 functional safety standards and associated certification.
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 based on any characteristic.
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 any characteristic.
Hybrid Working at Arm
Arm’s hybrid approach to working is centred around flexibility, where we split our time between the office and other locations to get our work done. We empower groups/teams to determine their hybrid working pattern, with an expected minimum attendance in the office of 20% per month, depending on the work, level of experience and team’s needs. 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.
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
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