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Senior Verification Engineer

Job ID 2024-10475 Date posted Jul. 11, 2024 Location Cambridge, United Kingdom Category Verification Apply

This position provides an exceptional opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced verification engineer to join the engaging, hardworking, and creative System IP team.

The latest and most advanced hardware design and verification methodologies are employed to create the System IPs that will drive the development of the next generation of compute solutions for every area of technology, from mobile phones, to servers, to autonomous vehicles.

The Arm Central Engineering – System IP group in Cambridge, is responsible for specifying, developing and validating IP products from the Arm CoreLink and CoreSight IP portfolio responsible for interrupt control, inter-process communication, trace and debug solutions. These IPs are an essential part of systems that scale from real-time embedded to hyperscale cloud. We are looking for verification specialists to join our team and play an integral role in developing technology that makes people's lives better!


For this role we are looking for engineers who are capable of leading the verification of a unit within a project through all phases of the design and verification flow. This includes:

  • Working closely with the RTL design team to develop comprehensive verification strategies
  • Creating and reviewing design verification documentation
  • Designing and implementing SystemVerilog/UVM based verification IP and testbenches
  • Improving existing testbenches to increase performance, quality and efficiency
  • Testing and debugging Verilog RTL
  • Defining and implementing functional coverage as well as enhancing the testbench to ensure coverage closure
  • Planning and tracking tasks to meet the targets at the planned time
  • Driving the execution to ensure the quality of the design work done along with on time delivery
  • Coaching and mentoring junior engineers

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Substantial experience of RTL verification for complex IP products
  • Proficiency in a hardware verification language, preferably System Verilog / UVM
  • Experience of development of coverage-driven constrained random test environments
  • Experience producing specifications and documentation describing complex designs
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work well as part of a team

'Nice to Have' Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of low power RTL design and verification
  • Proficiency in scripting languages such as Python or Perl
  • Strong software engineering skills including understanding of object-oriented programming, data structures, and algorithms
  • Knowledge of formal verification techniques and tools
  • Competency in C/C++ or Assembly language (preferably Arm) programming
  • Competency in a hardware design language, preferably Verilog
  • Practical experience of working on microprocessor or complex system interconnect and peripheral designs
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of computer architecture
  • Exposure to all stages of the design cycle: initial concept, specification, implementation and testing, documentation and support
  • Some team leadership experience, including planning and managing tasks
  • Line management experience

In Return

There will be the opportunity to utilise your engineering skills to develop cutting-edge technology, directly influencing the efficiency and performance of systems deployed in millions of devices. You can share your ideas with a wide group of world-leading engineers developing your technical leadership and influencing skills and build towards becoming a key part of the team.


Accommodations at Arm

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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.

Test Our Limits. Your Limits

Every day the world invents something new to put our chips to the test. You can do the same. Because verification at Arm goes way, way beyond debugging – it’s solving the novel problems behind tech that barely exists yet. It’s working at the bleeding edge of machine learning, simulation software, model checking and hardware prototyping systems. It’s thinking the unthinkable and being sure we’re ready for it.

Drive change on Arm

At Arm, you'll influence 95% of the world's connected devices and all their applications. From healthcare and infrastructure to virtual reality, you'll affect nearly all industries worldwide, racing toward new milestones and achievements together.

Revolutionary Benefits

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Development and Support

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Life at Arm

Life in the office doesn't get any better — especially when those offices are as sleek as ours and the people there are creative and compassionate. 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. Ultimately, we love to inspire and be inspired every day.

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