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Implementation Prototyping Engineer, FPGA

Job ID 2021-4574 Date posted Jul. 11, 2024 Location Cambridge, United Kingdom Category Hardware Engineering Apply

The FPGA team is part of the global Productivity Engineering group which is responsible for delivering and supporting FPGA platforms at Arm - enabling designs debug and deployment of advanced pre-silicon verification methodologies. These system solutions target a wide range of market segments like mobile, server, IoT, automotive, etc.

Job Overview:

As a FPGA Engineer, you will deliver on the FPGA prototyping requirements of one or more sophisticated and highly configurable systems – while collaborating with several local and cross-site teams to achieve verification goals.

We seek individuals with exposure and knowledge of FPGA prototyping – with strong technical skills, a good eye for detail, and good interpersonal skills.

Are you a creative, positive, and adaptable person with a strong technical background? This is the role for you!


  • Development and deployment of FPGA image creation and debug flows for system prototyping purposes.
  • Automation of FPGA flows & methodology such that they can be deployed to the user community.
  • Provide support for the FPGA service to the service users.
  • Collaboration with EDA vendors to drive requirements for next generation FPGA hardware and tools.

Required Skills and Experience :

  • Experience in FPGA flows with Xilinx, including compilation, debug, performance and implementation of advanced features.
  • Proven track record of project debug and execution individually.
  • Deep understanding of digital design concepts and Verilog coding.
  • Proficiency in problem solving and debugging.

“Nice To Have” Skills and Experience :

  • Understanding of CPU-based system architecture and its verification.
  • General understanding of Arm-based systems and protocols like AHB, AXI, ACE, or CHI.
  • Use of scripting languages like Perl/Python/TCL/Shell.
  • Knowledge of advance verification techniques like assertions, property checking etc.
  • Knowledge of debugging System and IP level projects using Verdi or Visualizer

In Return:

Arm is committed to global talent acquisition, offering an attractive relocation package. With offices around the world, Arm is a diverse organisation of dedicated, creative and highly talented 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 unrivaled contributions to Arm's success in the global marketplace.

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.


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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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