Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Performance Validation / Verification Engineer - SMMUApply now
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.
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.
This position is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated performance verification engineer to join the hardworking System IP team.
This is a fast-paced technical role employing the latest hardware design and verification methodologies to model and analyse complex and highly configurable hardware IP that sit at the heart of Arm-based Systems.
This role is for the System MMU product team.
The SMMU team owns the development of next-generation Arm SMMU targeting high-end mobile, networking, and enterprise markets. The SMMU is a key component of the Arm Architecture that provides critical and complex functionalities that complement systems design with Arm processors and Multimedia IP.
You will specify and develop hardware performance verification tests for future generation hardware IP. You will work with the design and performance modelling teams to create test scenarios for key performance scenarios. You will also analyse and deliver performance statistics within the team and to other teams including marketing and partner enablement.
The responsibilities of a member of the Performance verification team are:
- Creation of test environments and tests to verify the performance requirements of the design
- Ownership of the performance verification environment from investigation to verification closure
- Investigating and scripting new performance verification flows and optimising existing ones
- Analysis and presentation of data from simulation runs using data science techniques
- There will be opportunities for improving our verification methodology and mentoring other members of the team
- Close collaboration with other Arm teams leading to high quality IP that works well in a complete system.
Essential skills and experience
- You can demonstrate experience in using software methodologies to verify hardware designs, including use of hardware models.
- You have experience of using Python or Perl
- You are familiar with SoC system level architectures and their performance requirements.
- Strong communication skills and ability to work well as part of a team with a dedicated, focused approach to problem analysis and solving.
- You are able to plan and estimate your own work
'Nice to Have' skills
- Team leadership and mentoring experience
- Knowledge of Verilog/System Verilog and hardware design
- Data analysis and presentation
- Knowledge of continuous integration tools
- You have experience of using C++
- Proven software engineering skills including understanding of object-oriented programming, data structures, and algorithms.
At Arm, you will enjoy working in a highly stimulating collaborative environment. Our team works closely with other software, hardware and system teams across the company.
You will have a chance to share ideas with and learn new skills from the best engineers in the world. We work in small teams, so your contributions will really make a difference.
Accommodations at Arm
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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.