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Graduate CPU Physical Implementation Engineer
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At the same time, your training and development will be second to none. We put our trust in you to work on big, global projects because you'll have our world-class mentors on your side, giving you just the right combination of freedom and support. And you'll also have your own development roadmap which you can pair with your choice workshops to take the skills you want to expert levels.
Learning and Development
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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 4 weeks' sabbatical after 4 years of service.
You're a human being, not a resource. And so it's important to us that we're there for you at significant points in your life. That's why we offer flexible progressive leave. Whether you're having kids, acting as a primary care giver or have lost a loved one, you'll be able 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 to ensure you can live life and be your brilliant self.
Do you want to help Arm and its partners to build outstanding products?
Arm’s Sophia Antipolis design centre is located in one of the most appealing parts of France, at the heart of Europe’s largest and most dynamic technology park. Surrounded by mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, this exceptional design center has delivered leading products from Arm’s Cortex (TM) processor 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.
Now, you have an opportunity to work on the next generation of processors that will appear in the most desirable products over the next 3 years. The Local 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.
Meeting Area, Frequency and Power requirements are one of the most meaningful activities in CPU development. We work in close loop with micro-architecture designers and standards cells/Macro designers to build and improve metrics as well as the overall quality of designs targeting 3nm and below technology nodes, using a broad array of skills. We are also taking ownership of a complete implementation flow development from synthesis to GDSII, including static timing analysis, IR drop analysis and equivalence checking.
As members of the CPU implementation team, we will:
Work together with the CPU design team to identify critical paths and timing bottlenecks across IP development, enabling accurate trade-off between the various performance metrics of the designs (frequency, IPC, power, area)
Produce Power/Performance/area figures and help CPU micro-architecture improvement.
Participate in existing CPU benchmarking to get the best possible Quality of Results.
Required Skills and Experience:
- Preferably graduate from a University or Engineering School, in Electronic Engineering or Computer Science. First experience/exposure of ASIC design flow would be beneficial.
- Exposure to synthesis/floor-planning/power planning, clock tree, place and route tools and techniques through school projects or internships
- Understanding of Power versus Performance versus Area tradeoff in typical CMOS design
- Knowledge of CPU micro-architecture concepts (cache, MMU, pipeline…)
- Ability to schedule own workload and plan tasks
- Good interpersonal skills
“Nice To Have” Skills and Experience:
- Knowledge of power domain management through UPF (2.0 and onwards)
- Knowledge or exposure of advanced process nodes (16nm and below) and advanced timing analysis concept (OCV, SOCV, noise propagation)
- Basic understanding of DFT techniques
- Experience of developing scripts (Python, Perl, tcl …) for automation purpose
- Prior internship in SOC implementation, Sign-off or test can be an advantage
- Working in UNIX/Linux environment, with bug tracking and source code control systems, especially GIT
- Able to work in French and in English
You will work directly with engineers across the company to build next-generation CPUs. You will have a direct impact on our bottom line and the ability to deliver improvements for our customers. You will be part of a growing, fast-paced, and fun team. You will have ownership for the implementation of your work.
We have a friendly and high-performance working environment, where Arm offers a competitive benefits package in France, including: private medical insurance (employee and family), 25 days annual leave, 20-day sabbatical every four years, supplementary pension and reduction in working hours (11 days).
Accommodations at Arm
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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. Within that framework, we empower groups and teams to determine their own particular hybrid working pattern, 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.
Life at Arm
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