Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Piece Together The World’s Most Powerful Puzzle
This world has a design. It’s infinite yet discoverable. Small yet powerful. Our design engineers must all at once predict it and create it. From implementation of the most advanced CPU, GPU and HPC processors on the planet to dreaming up every eventuality that could put our SoC and system IP to the test, we puzzle over the biggest questions of our time. And microarchitect the future.
Work At The Very Edge
At Arm, you’re in a position to influence 95% of the world’s connected devices and all of their applications. Healthcare, infrastructure, virtual reality… you’ll affect hundreds, if not thousands of industries worldwide, racing towards new milestones in human endeavour.
Learning And Development
Whether you want to learn a new programming language, explore your management potential or witness the latest innovations at industry conferences, we promise you both the freedom and the support to develop when you want it.
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 four-week sabbatical after 4 years of service.
You're a human being, not a resource. So it's important to us that we're there for you at significant points in your life. Whether you're having kids, acting as a primary care giver or have lost a loved one, our flexible progressive leave allows you 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, so 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.
Would you like to be part of creative, multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural environment, in a role with exciting responsibilities and a chance to create an impact on our industry ? We would love to hear from you!
You will be based at ARM's Headquarters in Cambridge, UK.
Design engineers in the CPU Group are responsible for innovation and development of next-generation 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:
- 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
Required 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 own all stages of a project from start to completion: concept, specification, implementation and testing, support
- Technical reviewing of others’ work
- Understanding of the fundamentals of computer architecture
'Nice To Have' Skills and Experience:
- Practical experience of working on microprocessor designs
- Working knowledge of SystemVerilog Assertions (SVA)
- Mentoring team members
- Experience in leading teams or projects
- 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
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.
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.