Sophia Antipolis, France
2023 Engineering Internship – CPU VerificationApply 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.
Early Careers at Arm
Do you want to help Arm and its partners to build outstanding products?
Arm’s Sophia Antipolis design one of the most appealing parts of France, the French Riviera, at the heart of Europe’s largest and most dynamic technology park. Surrounded by mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, this outstanding design has delivered leading products from Arm’s Cortex (TM) CPU family. These CPUs power some of the world’s best-selling smartphones, tablets and gaming systems, using technology that has taken user experience and performance to another level.
We aim to help you increase your potential by taking part in the development of the next generation of CPUs that will appear in the most desirable products over the next 3 years and give you an incredible variety of potential career paths. CPU Sophia hardware design team is a good combination of very expert engineers and some of the most enthusiastic and hardworking graduates, coming from the best engineering schools. Collectively, the team is highly creative, collaborative, delivery-orientated and committed.
Whether improving existing or creating new hardware, you will always be provided with the most exciting and enriching topics that could end up in a real project. Our is to conceive, build and test the most energy efficient hardware that meets our partner's expectations in terms of Area, Frequency and Performance.
A wide variety of internship topics is offered in microarchitecture and design for which you will have to show and grow strong development capabilities in CPU microarchitecture knowledge and C/C++ and HDL languages.
We will support you with continuous learning and development and you will be encouraged to achieve your professional goals.
To start, you will need to take ownership of one of the following topics:
[2023-D1] Efficient support of complex access patterns of Scalable Matrix Extension
[2023-D2] Efficiency Verification and Improvements of Performance Driven Power Management features at Core Block Level
[2023-D3] Hardware Stack protection mechanism
[2023-D4] Implement Register Bank prefetching techniques
[2023-D5] L2 Translation Lookaside Buffer Clustering improvements
You will be required to become familiar with the subject, think about possible implementations and design the most promising one. One of our brilliant engineers will mentor you during your journey and you will share your findings during regular presentations and a final report.
Required Skills and Experience
Students in their last year of Masters (BAC+5 or equivalent) and available for a 5 to 6-month internship.
Students in electronic engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or another relevant field, but other degrees may also be considered based on experience.
A passion for new technologies, high-end mobile computing, and innovation.
An understanding of computer architecture fundamentals.
Knowledge of Microprocessors/CPU microarchitecture
Knowledge of Microprocessor/ASIC systems
Familiarity with description language such as VHDL or Verilog/.
Use of a Linux environment and at least one programming/scripting language.
Fluency in English
“Nice To Have” Skills and Experience
Basic Knowledge of Arm architecture.
Assembly language programming, ideally in Arm assembler.
Knowledge of C programming.
Use of UNIX and shell programming.
Familiarity with a versioning environment such as git.
Ability to express ideas and communicate effectively.
Good interpersonal skills.
Salary – 1750 euros / month
1 day off (authorized leave) / month
Transportation 50% reimbursement
Mobility subsidy if eligible
Work Council subsidy /
5 to 6 months
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.
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.